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This 1992 Ferrari Wowed the Crowd at a Cars & Coffee Event in California

A 1992 Ferrari F40 in Rosso Corsa was an attention grabber at a Cars & Coffee event in California. It has some records under its belt, and some customization features that turn heads everywhere the owner takes it.
Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40 7 photos
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Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40
In 1995, the current owner, Amir Rosenbaum, was looking through a car magazine and spotted the 1992 Ferrari F40 listed for sale. It was three years old and had a very good price. He wasn't going to buy the car, he did not have the money for it. But he made the call anyway.

He called the Arizona number in the announcement, and he was supposed to talk to someone named Dino. But to his surprise, his old friend Dean picked up the phone at the other end of the line.

Amir leased the mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car at first and, eventually, six months later, things fell into place, he loaned the necessary money and managed to buy it. He drove it home from Arizona to California, and the first thing he did was put new Brembo brakes on it, ones carried over from a race car. The old ones were terrible and would have never stopped the car fast when necessary.

Amir eventually resorted to bigger wheels and bigger tires, which forced a suspension setup change. His Ferrari F40 had everything he wanted, and he went racing in it.

Amir Rosenbaum's 1992 Ferrari F40
Photo: Gas N Go With Snow | YouTube
"Virginia City Hill Climb, June 16, 2002. Fastest time ever: 3 minutes and 10.53 seconds," reads a sticker glued to the rear fender to confirm the record from 22 years ago. A record that is still standing today.

The first time Amir competed in Virginia City was in the 1980s, but with some other car. He could not miss the opportunity to take his Ferrari there. And it was obviously a good idea.

He once hit 220 mph (354 kph) in his good old supercar at the Bonneville Salt Flats. And he went grocery shopping in it, too. But not at that speed, he wasn't in that much of a hurry.

He also remembers how he was inches away from a massive crash with the car. He bounced up a rock and bent the sill on the passenger's side. He thought that would be the end of it. But the car bounced back like a ping pong ball and, except for the sill, everything remained intact.

A "black widow" showed up on the switchgear and lock knobs in the shape of skull locks and unlock the doors from inside. Amir has quite an original way of customizing his cars, one that might be tagged as controversial when it comes to classics such as the F40. But it is a matter of taste. For safety reasons, he installed two fire suppression systems on board.

With only 31,000 miles on the odometer, the 32-year-old Ferrari is a young classic, one of only 1,311 that the Italian carmaker built between 1987 and 1992. Only 213 of them were exported to the United States.

The star from Maranello arrived in the US with a retail price of approximately $400,000. This US-spec F40 is powered by the 2.9-liter turbocharged V8 that generates 477 horsepower (484 horsepower). The five-speed manual transmission puts the power down.

It needs 4.7 seconds to run from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) and hits a top speed of 199 mph (321 kph). But cons

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