Lot 270 - 2011 Ferrari P4 Recreation by Foreman
|Odometer reading||100 miles|
|Estimate||£50,000 - £58,000|
The Ferrari P4 is a name that captures the imagination and may be considered one of the most revered Ferraris of all time. Although beautiful, with its curvaceous sleek lines, it still retains an aggressive demeanour of a pure, Le Mans, sports racing car. Only one complete car remains of the four originally built, and therefore, an elusive sight for many Ferrari enthusiasts. It is perhaps not surprising, given their scarcity, that this great design would be replicated and so it has with varying degrees of quality. One of these companies, Neil Foreman's, N F Auto Developments, is considered to be one of the finest. NF Auto Developments was established in 1991 after Neil Foreman had built himself a spectacular Ferrari P4 replica. By 1998 the company had completed development of its own P4-inspired replica that became available as the Foreman Mk4.
We are delighted to offer this stunning recreation of Ferrari's World Sportscar Championship-winning P4 and supplied by N F Auto Developments. In fact, we are informed that Neil Foreman personally supervised the build; a fact reflected in the quality of the finished article. Another important factor is that this P4 recreation, completed in 2011, has successfully undergone the rigorous IVA Approval with the certificate recorded within the well presented and detailed history file. The car is built with a spaceframe chassis clothed with modern composite material with riveting detail adding to the look. Such is the quality that it is hard to find any imperfections upon the gleaming Ferrari Racing Red coachwork. The 16 inch three-piece alloy wheels (P4 Specification) shod with Pirelli P6000 Tyres complete the exterior picture. On the inside the interior is finished with black leather seats and hand stitched diamond pattern trim elsewhere, finished with red stitching. Lift the popped on trim surrounding the sills and B-posts and discover the quality of the riveted aluminium work and storage lockers. The occupants are secured by Sabelt safety harnesses and the driver is kept informed via the Racetech electronic instruments. A Mota-Lita steering wheel provides directional control and gear changes are made via the aluminium gate to the right of the driver. What really matters is the power supply provided by the 5.7 litre V8 Chevrolet engine (supplied crated new at build) that is mated to a Renault 30 five speed gearbox, enabling the huge amount of power to be delivered.
This Ferrari P4 recreation is correctly UK registered as a Foreman P4 and we are advised will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. Less than 200 miles have been covered since its completion in 2011, so all there is to do is to jump in and enjoy this magnificent motor car.
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