Ferrari’s 365 California was, in so many ways, the culmination of Ferrari’s collaboration between sports car racing and customer road cars. Only 14 examples of the 365 California were built. They are almost invisible among the (relatively) boxcar loads of 275 GTBs and 365 GTB/4 Daytonas that Ferrari, along with Pininfarina and Scaglietti, turned out about the same time.
The 365 California was a hybrid made possible by the extraordinarily flexible combinations of the chassis, engines and drivetrains available Read More
While the car’s presence is an asset to any event, it is not a factory-authorized build, which makes it ineligible for judging at many shows
Introduced in 1968 with production beginning in 1969, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona was Ferrari’s response to an evolving market and changing regulations in the United States. Compared to Ferrari’s earlier cars, the 365 GTB/4 was bigger, both in bulk and in power, more luxuriously equipped and was wrapped in a Pininfarina-designed, Scaglietti-built body that was Read More
SCM’s Thor Thorson once reported that one 340 owner refused to take his car on a vintage rally, as driving it was just too awful
Some of the most fascinating Ferrari automobiles originate from the earliest years of the company, a time when Enzo Ferrari was still in the process of developing a recognizable identity for his cars. While his first sports cars generally featured small displacement V12s and minimal bodies, it was becoming clear Read More
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The Enzo project charged Ferrari’s engineers to create a driving experience and interface inextricably connected to the Formula One cars. They accomplished the task by fitting the Enzo with a 660-hp, 6,262-cc, V12 engine with Bosch Motronic integrated digital electronic fuel injection, a six-speed paddle-shift transmission, carbon ceramic brakes, and a shriek that can be Read More
At the 1964 Geneva Auto Salon, Ferrari debuted the latest evolution of its traditional, top-of-the-range grand touring car-the 500 Superfast. The Superfast was designed to criss-cross continents with great speed, comfort, and style-a deluxe GT with the soul and character of the firm’s racing cars.
The Pininfarina design was an enhancement of the earlier 400 SA “Aerodinamica” coupes. The bodywork featured elegant proportions, a large greenhouse, graceful, fluid lines, and a Kamm-style tail. Inside, the lucky occupants found a sumptuous Read More
Although about 330 275 GTB/4 coupes were built in the 1966-67 period, only 16 of these were bodied in aluminum panels, according to Cavallino Magazine’s 1986 “The Four Cam” feature article by Dyke Ridgley. In reality this means that only 5% of the 330 GTB/4s produced were factory constructed in aluminum, making these an exceedingly rare variant. Chassis 09501 is the third of the 16 built.
Recently fully detailed by the owner, 09501 comes with its build sheet, complete factory Read More
Displayed for the first time at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari’s new 550 Barchetta followed in a long line of exclusive, open-top, front-engine V12s. The Barchetta was built to celebrate Pininfarina’s 70th anniversary and its long relationship with the marque. The renowned coachbuilder styled the car as a truly special Ferrari. A more stimulating and less rational car, it was exclusively intended for open-top motoring.
The 550 Barchettas were powered by the same alloy, 48-valve, four-cam engine as fitted Read More
Representing the second generation of Ferrari’s V8-engined road cars, the entirely new 308 GTB debuted at the Paris Salon in 1975. This model line began in 1973 with the Dino-badged 308 GT4 2+2. The GT4’s wedge styling was not well received, but the performance of the midship-mounted, DOHC 3-liter V8 certainly was. Built on a shorter wheelbase, the stunningly beautiful 308 GTB marked a welcome return to Pininfarina styling.
The 308 was superseded by the mechanically similar but larger engined Read More
The 330 GTC debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 and was intended to fill a gap in Ferrari’s line-up between the four-seat 330 GT 2+2 and the racer-on-the-road 275 GTB. Later that year, the open-top 330 GTS was introduced at the Paris Salon.
The 330 GTS features a 4-liter, 300-hp version of Ferrari’s familiar 2-cam, 60-degree V12, mated with a 5-speed all-synchromesh transaxle. Testing a 330 GTS Spyder in 1968, Road & Track magazine found the fully sorted, Read More
Surprisingly, 50% of all Ferraris produced by the mid-1960s were built with four seats.
The 365 GT 2+2 was launched at the Paris Salon in October 1967. Sleekly styled in the manner of the limited-edition 500 Superfast, the 365 GT 2+2 was the most refined Ferrari to date.
Based on the contemporary 330 GTC, the chassis was made of Ferrari’s familiar combination of oval and round steel tubing. Developing 320 hp in its 365 GT incarnation, the well-proven 4.4-liter V12 Read More