There were Ferraris…and then there were Ferraris. Enzo Ferrari built a few very exclusive grand touring models for very famous and ultra-wealthy clients. Constructed in several series — in very limited numbers — the Superamericas were truly the ultimate Ferraris of their time, and they attracted an exclusive client list.
Noted American industrialists and businessmen, such as Bob Wilkie and Bill Harrah, were Superamerica owners. Royal customers included the Shah of Iran, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Emperor Read More
A man once told me he never saw a Brinks truck in a funeral procession. That’s reason enough to consider a 599
Chassis number: ZFFFD60B000167984
Presented in Rosso Corsa livery, the 599 GTB Fiorano offered here has covered a mere 22,000 km since it was purchased. Fitted with red piping matching the seatbelts, Scuderia Ferrari insignia, front and rear distance sensors, carbon brakes, 20-inch rims, Tubi exhaust and a six-speed manual gearbox. The car has been meticulously Read More
Simply put, Ferrari tells their dealers: “This is your allocation, and that’s all you will get”
A prototype of the new 250 GT Lusso appeared at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962. The strikingly elegant lines, blending into an aero-efficient Kamm tail, were reminiscent of not only the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta but also the 250 GTO. Notably, the Lusso was the last Ferrari model to be equipped with the legendary Gioacchino Read More
A prototype of the new 250 GT Lusso appeared at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962. The strikingly elegant lines, blending into an aero-efficient Kamm tail, were reminiscent of not only the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta but also the 250 GTO. Notably, the Lusso was the last Ferrari model to be equipped with the legendary Gioacchino Colombo-designed 3.0-liter V12 engine. With three Weber carburetors, as opposed to the six used on the racing version, the unit used in the Read More
In its day, the 500 Superfast represented the pinnacle of Ferrari ownership. Offering 400 horsepower from its 4.9-liter V12 and capable of exceeding 170 mph, the ultra-exclusive 500 SF attracted Ferrari’s most elite clients.
The 500 Superfast was impossibly powerful, beautiful, unbelievably expensive and perfectly suited to high-speed Continental trips in true GT fashion. The 500 Superfast was a logical evolution not only of the 410/400 Superamerica but also the one-off Superfast II styling/engineering exercise of 1960. It was built Read More
The ultimate expression of Ferrari’s fabulous line of V12 front-engined sports cars, the 365 GTB/4 debuted at the Paris Salon in 1968, soon gaining the unofficial name Daytona in honor of the sweeping 1, 2, 3 finish by the Ferrari 330P4 at that circuit in 1967. Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, the famed carrozzeria’s director of research and development, was responsible for the influential shark-nosed styling, creating a package that restated the traditional “long bonnet, small cabin, short tail” look in a Read More
Nothing more clearly shows the evolution of Ferrari into the premier constructor of grand touring automobiles than the 1966 Geneva Auto Show debut of the 330 GTC. It offered a 4-liter engine in a chassis closely patterned after the 275 GTB with coachwork by Pininfarina. The design combined a gorgeous nose reminiscent of the 400 Superamerica with a prominent beltline from the doors back, culminating in a tail that paid homage to the 275 GTS.
The thin-pillared, airy greenhouse Read More
Following engineer Aurelio Lampredi’s departure from Ferrari in 1955, a new engineering team was formed for 1956. These highly skilled men soon came up with a new 2-liter sports racing car: the 500 TR. This was the first Ferrari designated with the now-legendary name “Testa Rossa.” The 4-cylinder-engined Type 500 TR was introduced in 1956 and was the successor to the 500 Mondial. Seventeen examples were built, and they became favorite sports racers for privateers the world over.
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There will be a rallying cry to keep it original, but unfortunately it just isn’t nice enough to display or use the way it is
Produced between 1951 and 1953, Ferrari’s 212 series carried the latest evolution of the formidable Colombo V12 engine. It was immediately successful in competition, winning both the Tour of Sicily and the Coppa Inter Europa, but the most important victory was surely the rugged 1951 Carrera Panamericana where the Ferraris delivered an amazing one-two finish!