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 SCHALTKULISSE Minty Forty at LARUSMIANI
From the moment we presented the green F40 to the world in April 2023, the Ferrari has received a huge social media coverage, which encouraged us to drive the car even more and thus share it with more enthusiasts. Thanks to our friend Guglielmo from LARUSMIANI, we are able to display it here in Milano at The Automotive Gallery of LARUSMIANI, for you all to enjoy. Feel free to tag us and LARUSMIANI in your social media posts and stories. The F40 will be displayed at LARUSMIANI until the 15th of January 2024.
THE MINTY FORTY
All Ferrari F40’s was born red. With an estimated 1,311 examples leaving the factory, some owners to change the colour of their cars even when new. Most famously the Sultan of Brunei had Pininfarina produce a run of F40s in various shades to satisfy his desire for a unique specification.
Meanwhile some cars were used, but most were stored in collections, covering only a few thousand kilometres in their whole existence. A shame, as Nicola Materazzi’s masterpiece was meant to be driven. And fortunately, our car falls into this second category, it was driven and enjoyed! Initially in the hands of its first German owner then whilst in the care of the German Ferrari Owner’s Club’s president Mr. Gardemann, both of whom covered several thousand kilometers in the F40!
By the time we acquired chassis 88538, it had covered 27,000km and received a questionable repaint job in its original rosso corsa, which motivated us to come up with an interesting approach: Repaint it in a historic Ferrari colour and drive it until “its wheels fall off”, and ultimately to share this remarkable car with the world.
The colour choice wasn’t an easy one, with so many beautiful shades to choose from. We could have chosen a conservative colour, a gunmetal grey for example, or a dark blue, all great shades that suit the F40’s shape. But we wanted something special, a colour that wasn’t only controversial, but that also has a deep significance in Ferrari’s history. Our search included all eras of Ferrari race cars, and at the end, only one racing legend stood out: Sir Stirling Moss’ 250 GTO, chassis 3505GT, painted in an iconic pale green colour which characterized Laystall Racing Team’s cars. Called Verde Pallido, the shade has been updated by Ferrari through the years to change from a slight yellowish green to a more blueish colour, which earned our F40 the name “Minty Forty” by its many fans and followers. To complement the light green exterior, we decided to give another nod to Ferrari’s racing legend by opting for a blue fabric interior.
AMALGAM MINTY FORTY MODEL 1:18
In collaboration with the leading scale model manufacturer Amalgam, we have developed a homage to our iconic Ferrari F40, painted in Verde Pallido over a blue leather interior. By offering this very special accurate replica in scale 1:18, limited to 300 pieces worldwide, we wanted to make sure that our fans could own a piece of the Verde Pallido F40’s legacy. Made to the highest quality standards by the craftsmen at Amalgam, licensed by Ferrari, and accompanied by a premium display case as well as a descriptive booklet.