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Iconic 90s Ferrari loved by celebs hits auction for an eye-watering sum

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A CLASSIC 90s Ferrari which has clocked less than one mile a day over the last 34 years is set to sell for £2million.

The F40, with its iconic rectangular-shaped rear spoiler, boasts a top speed of 229mph and a 0-60mph of just 3.1 seconds.

The F40 boasts a top speed of 229mph and a 0-60mph of just 3.1 seconds

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The F40 boasts a top speed of 229mph and a 0-60mph of just 3.1 secondsCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
This F40 has had just two careful owners over the past three-and-a-half decades

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This F40 has had just two careful owners over the past three-and-a-half decadesCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
Sotheby's reckon it will sell for £2million, which is £1.7million more than it was driven off the forecourt

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Sotheby’s reckon it will sell for £2million, which is £1.7million more than it was driven off the forecourtCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy

It was the fastest road car in the world at the time and cost £300,000 brand-new.

Footie legend Diego Maradona, opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti and F1 drivers, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost all owned models.

But, this F40 has had just two careful owners over the past three-and-a-half decades.

It has done just 11,500 miles since it was made in 1990 and just 4,000 in the last 20 years.

This means it has done on average just 338 miles a year, which is 28 per month.

That’s just six-and-a-half miles a week or 0.92 miles a day.

The red super-car was also just one of 213 ever made to US-specification.

It is being sold in a private sale by RM Sotheby’s.

The auction house estimates it to sell for £2million, which is £1.7million more than it was driven off the forecourt.

A spokesperson of the auctioneers said the car has been “in vogue” since the day it rolled off the production line.

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They added: “[It] is now considered an important piece of any Ferrari collection and a must-own for enthusiasts around the world.

“Falling approximately in the middle of F40 production, chassis number 86420 was built as one of 213 F40s designated for the US market, being completed by the factory in September of 1990.

“It was delivered to its first owner in Florida in December of that same year, according to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.

“Having spent all of its life in the US, it was acquired by the current owner nearly twenty years ago from California and has lived with him in Texas ever since.”

The incredible motor is being sold in Los Angeles, California, US.

The Ferrari has spent its entire life in the USA

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The Ferrari has spent its entire life in the USACredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
The red super-car was also just one of 213 ever made to US-specification

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The red super-car was also just one of 213 ever made to US-specificationCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
Chassis number 86420 was built as one of 213 F40s designated for the US market

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Chassis number 86420 was built as one of 213 F40s designated for the US marketCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
Footie legend Diego Maradona, opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti and F1 drivers, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost all owned models

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Footie legend Diego Maradona, opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti and F1 drivers, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost all owned modelsCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
A spokesperson of the auctioneers said the car has been 'in vogue' since the day it rolled off the production line

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A spokesperson of the auctioneers said the car has been ‘in vogue’ since the day it rolled off the production lineCredit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
The car rolled off the production line in September 1990

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The car rolled off the production line in September 1990Credit: Jam Press/Karissa Hosek/Courtesy
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