The 1950s was the golden era of sports-car racing in the United States, and California was the epicenter. On any given weekend, hundreds of spectators would come out to watch sports cars go toe-to-toe on racetracks and airfields.
Dangerous, albeit thrilling at the same time, the grids were made up of a cast of extraordinary individuals and automobiles.
When considering the greater Ferrari 275 GTB hierarchy, it is clear that chassis 08311 is truly one of the most desirable produced. Boasting aluminum coachwork and six Weber carburetors, 08311 was only the second GTB to be fitted with a torque tube.
In 1980, the car returned to Italy, where it was subsequently purchased by Luigi Compiano of Treviso, Italy, and remained in his vast car collection for nearly four decades.
The current owner had the car restored cosmetically and Read More
The Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in October of 1959. Besides its stunning new design and upgraded engine specification, the car featured other competition-bred refinements, including a wheelbase that was about nine inches shorter for sharper handling and increased corner speed.
Four-wheel disc brakes — a first for a Ferrari road car — were fitted to the production cars. Extremely effective in competition, the SWB Berlinetta’s high-profile results included a win and sweep of Read More
This special one-off Ferrari left Ferrari’s Maranello factory in 1965 as a 330 GT Series II with Pininfarina coachwork. In 1967, the car returned to Chinetti Motors, at which time Luigi Chinetti Jr. decided to have the car rebodied in a unique shooting-brake design. Chinetti Jr. collaborated with American illustrator Bob Peak to pen the new coachwork.
The car was then professionally rebodied by the experts at Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale in Turin, Italy. The one-off station wagon accommodates four passengers, Read More
One of only about 184 right-hand-drive models manufactured, and representing the 308 in its ultimate, Quattrovalvole form, this example was supplied via the U.K. importer, Maranello Concessionaires, and delivered new to the first owner in Perth, Australia.
This Ferrari has been in the present ownership for five years, impeccably maintained. Driven to the sale, it comes with full service history and all receipts for maintenance. All the original tools and the original radio are included.
- Matching-numbers car (chassis, engine, gearbox, rear axle)
- Cognolato restored the car in the mid-2000s, and the engine was done by Corrado Patella
- Winner of the Prix d’Élégance at the 2014 Zoute Concours d’Élégance
By the early 1960s, road-car production had ceased to be a sideline for Ferrari and was seen as vitally important to the company’s future stability. Thus the 250, Ferrari’s first volume-produced model, can be seen as critically important, although production of the first of the Read More
From a standstill, the Enzo will reach 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, leading to a top speed of 218 mph.
This Enzo was delivered new to a gentleman residing in Prato, Italy, and has remained with him. Always properly cared for and regularly exercised, it shows less than 6,100 km from new. It is accompanied by its original owner’s manuals, including its original warranty booklet, as well as two sets of keys, a car cover and its original toolkit.