86878 was a fairly unremarkable, 1990 California car with fewer than 6000 miles when in 2001 her second owner took on a Jeep Cherokee on Mulholland Drive and lost. Full gory details and pictures here; https://www.ferraris-online.com/pages/carintro.php?reqcardir=FE-F40-86878 In 2002 the damaged car sold to someone in Nevada who stored it and later sold it to J in Florida. J entrusted the car to V to ship to Simpson Motorsport in the UK. For those who aren't familiar with Simpson they are a race shop in the UK who have been running numerous cars in British GT and Ferrari Open for many years, including several F40's, 993 GT2's and lots of M3's; most recently they won the Silverstone 12Hr outright with a G57 they developed. It was a very good place to select to build an F40 track car! There are 3 parts to this story and lots of photos so I'll split it over several posts so please bear with me. Some of the photos will be included for no other reason than someone might find seeing the guts interesting. I will answer any questions I can but as this happened before my ownership I suspect others will know more than me and I welcome their insight.