Following Aurelio Lampredi’s departure from Ferrari in 1955, a new engineering team was formed for 1956. It soon came up with a new two-liter sports racing car-the 500 TR. This was the first Ferrari designated with the mystical name “Testa Rossa,” Italian for “red head,” the color the camshaft covers were painted.
For the 1957 season new Appendix C rules for modified sports cars became effective. The windscreen now had to be 100 centimeters wide, 15 centimeters high, and Read More
Rear side windows on Cabriolets cost $1,500 to fix, the engine must be removed for major servicing and any electrical glitch is probably serious
When the Ferrari Mondial 8 was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1980, it was named in honor of the 4-cylinder, 3-liter sports racing Ferrari of the ’60s.
The new Mondial had a 3-liter, 8-cylinder motor mounted transversally behind the driver, as in the 308 Read More
A 308 was not about leaping tall buildings, but was about balance and quality, its virtue being a lack of flaws
This 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB is finished in blue lacquer with red and black trimmed interior. The car is in excellent mechanical condition, and in the last two years, the engine and gearbox have been rebuilt. The engine is nicely run-in with about 1,000 miles since rebuild. The odometer shows just Read More
Celebrity owners include Aga Kahn, the actor Peter Sellers, and the Shah of Iran, who bought two
The 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast presented here has undergone an exemplary restoration. The motor was rebuilt in Germany at Berlinetta Motors. It is equipped with stainless steel exhaust. The original leather interior is still of good quality. The body was stripped to bare metal and repainted in its original blue color. The carpets Read More
This series would prove to be a step away from Ferrari’s past and a step
toward the future
Automobili Ferrari S.p.A. has always been known for building some of the fastest and best-handling sports cars in the world. Pininfarina is a master of styling and design and surely the lines and Ferrari V12 power of this rare 330 GTS Spider show the best of their collaboration.
The 330 GTS features Read More
The car defines the scene: a little playful, a little romantic, and a serious
reinforcement of privilege
The 250 GT Cabriolet was conceived by Pininfarina as Ferrari’s semi-luxury touring car and was thus given better interior appointments and more soundproofing than the California Spyder Series.
The cabriolet appearance was also created to look different from the Spyder, relating strongly to the 250 GT Pininfarina coupe, which was also presented Read More
Despite controversial styling, the 612’s performance is Formula One: It reaches 60 mph in just over four seconds and tops out at 199 mph
In naming its new four-seater Granturismo after Carrozzeria Scaglietti, Ferrari acknowledged the immense contribution made by its collaborator in the past 50 years. Founded by Sergio Scaglietti in 1951 and now a wholly owned subsidiary, the company has created many of Ferrari’s most memorable cars.
Prospective purchasers were selected based on their importance to the dealer; we assume the Pope was pre-qualified
Chassis number: ZFFCZ56B000141920
Ferrari entered the third millennium during an incredible phase of competition. In fact, Formula One has never offered the company such a true laboratory for advanced research. I decided that this car, which embodies the best of our technology, should be dedicated to our founder, who always thought that our Read More
The tradition of custom coachbuilding died in the 1960s as new technology made “frames” obsolete. Ferrari was among the last constructors still building automobiles with separate frames, and this accounted for the pre-eminence of Italian coachbuilders. The carrozzerie prospered, supported by sporting chassis and powerful drivetrains and nurtured by the Italian passion for design. Such supremacy drew the best talent from Italy and around the world.
Californian Tom Meade went to Italy to realize in metal the shapes in his Read More
When you own one of the most desirable cars in the world, offers to buy come with the regularity of trains
One of Ferrari’s greatest strengths was its ability to produce highly specialized niche products. The factory’s artisans could tailor an automobile to the needs of an important client and as such, small runs were interspersed among regular models to respond to national and regional markets. Some of the most Read More