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  1. MM355

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    Marcel,

    Al-Baraha WLL is in Kuwait located in Shuwaikh Industrial and the company was the official ferrari distributor until 1998.
     
  2. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Yes, I mixed it up. Apologies.
    Thank you.

    Marcel Massini
     
  3. Garretto

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  4. Rossocorsa1

    Rossocorsa1 F1 Rookie

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    I came across an ad for this French firm in my latest edition of “Cavallino”. I thought it could be a good resource for any owners. I have no affiliation:

    https://www.f40only.com/
     
  5. LVP488

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    This company has been created by a former manager of redparts.fr, a french operation (still existing) looking like a smaller eurospares (they do not have as much stock as eurospares, but for french people they're more conveniently located, close to Paris).
     
  6. joe sackey

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    That's his stock-in-trade, perhaps unintentionally because he himself is unaware it's a CGI.
     
  7. FCD

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  8. GHG

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  9. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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  10. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Look into this thread. Plenty of pix. Switzerland required such a wing. Government was worried that in case of an accident pedestrians could be hurt or "suck into" too big opening between rear deck lid and rear spoiler (too high distance). Risk of decapitation. This special (additional) wing was created by then official dealership Symbol Automobiles SA of Matran (Walo Schibler).

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  11. Challenge

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    Interesting info. So, 33 years after the introduction of the F40 we should have solid data on how many regular F40's have been invloved in pedestrian decapitations.

    Aren't governments great?
     
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  12. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    So all CH f40s were delivered with smaller wing and then original wing was fitted post delivery at the dealer?
     
  13. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    No.
    In order to have an F40 registered in Switzerland one of the then official Swiss dealers (Walo Schibler's company Symbol Automobiles SA of Matran) invented a private solution with the middle-wing. Only with that additional center piece Swiss delivered F40's could be registered and became legal for road use. New F40s arrived in Switzerland with their standard rear wing but could not be registered.
    See also my article in Cavallino magazine, ages ago (1992).
    The car in these pix is #89875.

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  14. GHG

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    Thanks for the great info. Were any tests done to determine if performance was affected by the new wing?
     
  15. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    I was wondering the same. I never knew this. I remembered hearing the wing was problematic in Switzerland, but didn't know a fix had been made.
     
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  17. PAUL500

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    Whatever happened to that Swiss F40 with the cut down rear fin? was it a one off Marcel?

    edit, this one
     

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  18. PAUL500

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    Not seen a pic of an LM next to a road car before, I wonder why no wing shields on that example.
     
  19. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Another Swiss attempt to fulfill regulations and to avoid pedestrian decapitations.........
    NOT done by factory but privately in Switzerland.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  20. chrixxx

    chrixxx Formula Junior
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    is that still necessary or has the law changed (as I see many legal japanese "wing" cars today). Also all F40's I have seen in Switzerland these days had the regular wing. Did they drive illegal?
     
  21. Marcel Massini

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    No longer necessary today.

    Marcel Massini
     
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