Great racing history including a first at the Japanese Grand Prix and a fourth at The US GP in Detroit, both with Gerhard Berger. Given to Gerhard Berger by Ferrari and rebuilt with all updates before delivery! Of the seven F1/87s built, six survive and are with private collectors, proof of the car’s durability and usability. While it is hard to describe any F1 car with 960 bhp at 11,500 rpm as “user-friendly”, the 1987 Ferrari Turbo cars are the last of the F1 cars that do not require a small army of mechanics to start or operate. This car can be operated with a single experienced mechanic, can be programmed for a long engine life, and with a 6-speed manual, the transmission is almost bullet-proof, unlike the later hydraulic-electronic transmissions. The ultimate addition to any Ferrari Collection or the ultimate bad ride at the next Ferrari club event!
Capacity bore and stroke: 1496cc (81 x 48.4 mm). Two Garrett turbocharger, Weber/Marelli Fuel injection, Magneti Marelli ignition, 960 bhp at 11,500 rpm, 6-speed transmission, Double wishbones, pull-rods, inboard coil spring/damper units (Front suspension). Double wishbones, pull rods, inboard coil spring/damper units (rear suspension). 110.2, (2800 mm) wheelbase, 70.7(1795 mm) front track, 65.7 in (1668 mm) rear track.
097 F1/87 1987. 1496cc (81 x 48.4 mm). Two Garrett turbocharger, Weber/Marelli Fuel injection, Magneti Marelli ignition, 960 bhp at 11,500 rpm, 6-speed manual transmission.
1987, 12 Apr., Brazilian GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 3 May, San Marino GP, DNF, Gerhard Berger.
1987, Belgian GP, DNF, Gerhard Berger.
1987, Monaco, spare for Berger.
1987, 21 June, U.S. GP Detroit, 4th, G. Berger.
1987, 5 July, French GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 12 July, British GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 26 July, German GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 9 Aug., Hungarian GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 16 Aug., Austrian GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 6 Sept. Italian GP, spare for Berger.
1987, 21 Sept., Portuguese GP, spare for Berger.
1987, Spanish GP, DNF, G. Berger.
1987, 18 Oct., Mexican GP, retired due to engine, G. Berger.
1987, 1 Nov., Japanese GP, 1st, G. Berger.
Rebuilt by the factory and all new aluminum uprights to replace the lighter but more fragile magnesium uprights used when racing.
Then given to Gerhard Berger, Austria, by the Factory.
Gerhard Berger later sold F1/87 s/n 97 to Christian Schwemmberger-Swarovski in Austria. Schwemmberger-Swarovski is the owner of Swarovski glass jewelry.
Schwemmberger-Swarovski later sold F1/87 s/n 97 to Georg Schwarting of Bad Zwischenahn/Germany.
Schwarting also owns a company that sells fine jewelry quality glassware. The car was sold with the following list of spares and equipment:
One complete nose.
One complete rear spoiler.
All the original magnesium uprights.
Many electrical spares.
Brake discs and clutch.
Computer to map the engine electrical.
The car was offered by Historica Selecta s.r.i at US $ 375.000 for the car, plus US $ 50,000 for the set of spares/equipment.
1992, November, offered for sale by George Schwarting (d).
1997, 31 Oct., as per e-mail from Michele Alboreto, available at $300,000 plus the spares.
1998, 18 July, as per Andreas Birner, 70 F1 cars are currently owned by private collectors. 20 of them are serviced regularly at the factory’s department. The mechanics are Cleto Zini and Pietro Corradini. Dr. Roberto Brenner of Ferrari’s marketing department is responsible for the F1 sales.
2001, June, per multiple conversations with our client, he purchased F1 Tipo F1/87 s/n 97 in Germany. Paid $180,000 which is awfully cheap for the car but… where do you go from there?
2001, 10–12 Aug., AvD Oldtimer GP. Red. Display.
2001, November, as per multiple conversations with our client, yes, they bought F1 Tipo F1/87 s/n 97. Please research the history, document everything as reasonably possible and market the car.