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F40 on Fire in Monaco

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by ChipG, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. luigisayshello

    luigisayshello Karting

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    The fire started on the left side on the top of the tanks. Either the headgaskets spilled oil or the tank/lines spilled gas. It's weirdly a common point of fire, left side around the tank/left header area.
     
  2. ross

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    i agree with this.
    this could be a very cool project and end result - if done correctly by serious people.

    and the front lights look like they were saved ;)
     
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  3. miurasv

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    When were the fuel bladders last changed and the fuel lines checked/replaced?
     
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  4. NürScud

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    Despite the fact that i'm a huge Enzo 'freak', i didn't know that Eriksson's Enzo was rebuild!? How i missed that...
     
  5. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Remains were bought by Ferrari and flown back to Italy. Not so much rebuilt as recreated. I think it was the one Jean Todt wound up with?
     
  6. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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  7. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    On the non US models the fuel pumps and most of the fuel plumbing is on the left side so I suppose that supports the theory that a majority of the fires are fuel system related.

    On a US model the fuel system is pretty evenly divided left/right.
     
  8. ChipG

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    There is a TV show Called Auto Biography that had an episode on the crashed and rebuilt Enzo, here is a link (you have to sign up for a free trial or look elsewhere for the episode), it's one of my favorites: https://www.motortrendondemand.com/detail/the-case-of-the-split-enzo/1_smcecvbb/?sm_id=organic:sm_id:mtgsocial:ab:s1e2:teaser:na:mtg&fbclid=IwAR2nAKGfOoSPMdkfRS790QYzkMAr1XebCKDJPMkd0GDhTCGcn10UrHVRjTE
     
  9. Marcel Massini

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    Nicolas Todt, the son.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  10. ChipG

    ChipG Formula Junior

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    Did Nicolas sell it? Auto Biography says it's now owned by a Japanese businessman.
     
  11. Ferrari27

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    Well done for supplying the identity. What further details are you able to provide about the accident in the '90s?
     
  12. GHG

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    Would be interesting to see how much better it was than an original Enzo, given how much technology had advanced between the build times.
     
  13. ChipG

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    The talk about it in the Auto Biography episode and take it out for a drive in Japan, try to find the episode online, it's a really interesting story, prob in the top 10.
     
  14. Marcel Massini

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    Following complete reconstruction by Zanasi Nicolas Todt sold Enzo #135564 via Pozzi to C. B. in Gouvieux (Paris).
    It was then sold 3 February 2016 by RM Sotheby's in Paris to a company in Brussels who sold it June 2017 to a well-known fchatter. And no, not to a Japanese businessman.

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  15. phil the brit

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    And it looks like the Ferrari F40 in your collection just got slightly more valuable
     
  16. JackCongo

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    Thank you, Marcel!
     
  17. ChipG

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    Thank you for clarifying! Appreciate it!
     
  18. ChipG

    ChipG Formula Junior

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  19. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    John Levy at Ft Lauderdale told me to safety wire some line or fitting I think it was near the waste gate? That if it pops off it will cause the turbo to run away with disastrous results. I think he said they blew one at Road Atlanta or maybe it was Road America . Anyway we were thinking of driving ours to the Challenge race in a few weeks to RA as it needs to be driven but seeing this gives one pause.
     
  20. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    Sponsored by Mothers Wax.
     
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  21. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    They didn't rebuild Fat Steffy's Enzo, they built a brand new one and gave it the same VIN.

    Did you get my e-mail? You can't profit off it, so you probably haven't even opened it.

    Nothing yet, which is why I only list it as "apparently" - it came from a vetted source, but without details, so I remain on the fence.
     
  22. MD355

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    Maybe this Tavarish guy on Youtube can restore this burnt F40...
     
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  23. Meister

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    Does/did this newly built enzo trade hands at similar price to period built enzo's or is there a discount due to the slight story the car has?
     
  24. theunissenguido

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    The battery is dead.....
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