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F40 on Fire in Monaco

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  1. jgonzalesm6

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    in better times

     
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  3. ttforcefed

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    def not gonna buff out...
     
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  5. BJK

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    Sad? yes, Tragedy? no - unless you count the guy on the balcony wasting water.
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  6. joe sackey

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    With what?

    Meanwhile, perhaps the cause of the fire will reveal a maintenance lesson F40 owners can benefit from.
     
  7. BJK

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    How many F40's (let's just say rear engine supercars) have to burn before maintenance lessons will be learned? ;)
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  8. amenasce

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    A big check.
     
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    For which you'll get a collection of spare parts?

    Based on what we can see in images and the films, the chassis, engine, suspension, body and virtually all main components in that car are permanently heat-damaged, it's okay to take the insurance check and move on, assuming it was fully-insured.
     
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  11. rmolke85

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    Another one bites the dust.

    These are high compression, small displacement engines that make a lot of heat (TURBO). You need to make sure the heat sheilds are newish, the fuel lines are clean, the injectors are clean, the tanks are clean, the fuel pumps are clean. At the end of the day, its really not that many items to check over. Worth every dime to look especially considering the age of these cars. They are truly vintage at this point.
     
  12. GHG

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    Bummer.

    Does anyone know if Jon Hunt's prototype F40 is being rebuilt after it burned last year?
     
  13. Rifledriver

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    True of all vintage gas powered equipment. Far too many think time stops when the key is turned to off.

    Very sad but lets hope it will be a lesson for others.
     
  14. ross

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    Watch this VIN....you will definitely see it again somewhere.

    There were 1315 F40’s built and all 1335 of them are still on the road



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    I was waiting for someone to tell us what sn it was, tire air pressure and etc...


    Totally fixable. Prove me wrong!
     
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    I, too, have been awaiting the serial number. Apparently it's ZFFGJ34B000082978 - only time will tell what happens with the remains of this car, but at least now we know the VIN, so it can't be pawned off as an unmolested example (which is something that happens even in, gasp!, Monaco). Interestingly enough, apparently this car already had an accident in the '90s.
     
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    If they can rebuild the Stefan Eriksson Enzo, they can rebuild this, no?
     
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    if you have the chassis tag, you can rebuild the hindenberg....
     
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  19. Motob

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    Except Ferrari did not use one original part from the crashed Enzo, except for the chassis tag. The made a brand new Enzo and used the VIN from the crashed car to homologate it. I doubt that Ferrari has enough NOS parts to build a new F40.
     
  20. ChipG

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    Boom! Carbon :)
     
  21. TOOLFAN

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    Perhaps by a " Le mans winner" ?
     
  22. Therry

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    in old good days we have better disasters :D
     
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    I am surprised insurance companies don't demand these things get fixed before insuring them. I know they need home inspections for $150,000 houses, but not any for 1.5mm dollar cars.
     
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    Are you shure it whas water ?...or maybe some combustible stuf.:rolleyes:
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