Once in a lifetime moments sometimes do happen in your lifetime.

When the call from import and export specialists Freight Factory came through, we dropped everything. It’s not exactly a daily occurrence that an F40 arrives in South Africa.

Although we’ve seen F40s before, they are usually at shows or in museums. To be able to get up close to the lightweight materials and actually feel the magic was truly special.

Ask 10 petrolheads what their all-time dream car is and we guarantee the F40 will dominate the list. Every bedroom wall had one. Every model car collection had one. Every kid with a love of cars knew exactly what an F40 was.

Oh, and the noise. No video will ever do it justice, although we tried:

Enjoy dreaming with us…and be sure to contact Freight Factory if you need to import or export a car.