A RARE multi-million pound Ferrari built especially for the Sultan of Brunei is for sale at an Ascot car dealership.

The £2million F40 is for sale at Talecrest Ferrari dealerships and is one of only two currently in private hands worldwide.

The F40 is one of the most iconic supercars ever built and the first production vehicle to be capable of 200mph.

But the Italian company only built it in left-hand drive.

However, the Sultan of Brunei, a world-renowned car enthusiast, persuaded Pininfarina to build seven F40s in right-hand drive.

A pair of these cars were brought over to England in the 1990s by John Collins, who runs the Talacrest Ferrari dealership, and he quickly sold them.

But Mr Collins has just taken one of the groundbreaking supercars back into stock - and he’s selling it for £2 million.

He said: "It is one of only two right-hand drive F40s in private hands and the only one you can physically buy. It is in mint condition.

"The F40 is one of the most sought-after Ferraris and the definitive supercar. It was the first production car capable of 200mph and is an automotive icon.

"The F40 was a landmark not just on account of its crushing performance and stunning looks, but it was fittingly the last ever car presented by Enzo Ferrari.

"Everyone wants an F40 in right-hand drive but Pininfarina only made seven. They were ordered by the Sultan of Brunei and I brought two to the UK.

"This will be the third time I’ve sold this model and it has always commanded a premium."

Mr Collins, who is based in Ascot is one of the world’s most successful classic Ferrari dealers.

But he grew up in a tenement block in Glasgow and his first job after leaving school was as a tea boy in a Scottish newsroom.

He went on to be a successful photojournalist and it wasn’t until the 1980s that the car enthusiast started selling Ferraris after he was ripped off by a local dealer.

Thirty years on and he has sold more than 1,600 important Ferraris including a number of 250 GTOs, which are the most sought-after models from the Italian manufacturer.

Mr Collins has just released a book, Dealing in Dreams, which gives a fascinating insight into his time in the bluechip car market.

The book features his biggest and most important deals of the past 30 years along with anecdotes involving the likes of Chris Evans, Chris Rea, Nick Mason and ex-Pink Floyd manager Steve O’Rourke.

The Royal Family appear in the book from Mr Collins’ time as a polo player.

He quit the sport after breaking his back and all profits from the sale of the book are going to The Thames Valley Air Ambulance and The Racehorse Sanctuary.

The book also features the Sultan of Brunei F40s from when Talacrest first sold them in the 1990s.

Back then, the car on offer today was gunmetal grey but has since been resprayed red and had more than £100,000 spent on maintenance.

It is fitted with a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine located behind the driver which develops almost 500bhp.

This gives the F40 a 0-60mph times of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 201mph.