There aren’t many moments we feel as proud as when we see a car we curated being used as intended, especially when the car in question is an old Ferrari. You can then imagine that showing up at this year’s Ferrari Cavalcade and seeing four cars very close to our hearts eating up the miles in Italy was almost tear moving. Four very special Ferrari’s we found new caretakers for were back in their birth country, and they didn’t skip a beat while driving up the dolomites.
The Minty Forty graced the waters of La Costa Smeralda during the Poltu Quatu Classic 2023
Sardinia is well-known for its incredible blue water, extravagant jet-set lifestyle, and fantastic vacation destination. What it isn’t quite that well-known for is its amazing driving roads, and also since a few years now, the Poltu Quatu Classic Concours, which takes place at the heart of the island. What would be the perfect car to take to the event we thought? Nothing screams Sardinia more than our Verde Pallido Ferrari F40, a color that works so well with the island’s background.
Unlike other concours such as the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which are quite serious and where every little dent or scratch influences the jury’s opinion, this concours was, just like the vibe in Sardinia, much more relaxed and friendly. The classes were: La Dolce Vita, Peace & Love, Sex On The Beach, Ferrari Tribute To Le Mans 2023, Porsche 75th Anniversary, Supercar, Rally Queen, and Something Special. In addition to the class awards were several sponsor awards and of course the Best of Show Award, which went to the Ferrari 340 MM with Monza body, owned by the same gentleman Roberto Crippa for over 24 years.
Our F40 surely wouldn’t have won the originality award, with its fresh repaint in Verde Pallido. But it won a very deserved “Most Glamorous Car Award”, offered by the famous men’s wear brand from Milano Larus Miani.
It was a pleasure to show the “Minty Forty” around and drive it on the beautiful Sardinian roads. The baffled reactions of the people on around is reason enough to drive that car…