Making Sense of $43 Million at Maranello

Buyers will pay over the odds for a perfect, no stories road car just to feel they have the best available

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Machiavelli was Italian. So were Mussolini and Enzo Ferrari (not that I’m comparing them). And although he isn’t, Scuderia Ferrari’s director Jean Todt has probably lived there long enough to qualify. I grew up in Italy, and sometimes even I find it hard to decipher Italian political and business Read More

1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II

There was a time when 330 2+2s were the entry-level Ferrari. Now they are too expensive to be donor cars or parts cars

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Reporters anxiously awaited the unveiling of the new Formula One car at the annual Ferrari press conference in 1964, but Enzo had a surprise up his sleeve. It was here that he first introduced with great fanfare the commuter’s Ferrari-a car that could stand the daily stop-and-go Read More

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

The Testarossa was a significant advance for Ferrari. Designed for series production, this flat-12 supercar continued Ferrari’s 12-cylinder tradition in a modern, mid-engined configuration that could be traced directly to the 512 and 312 sports prototypes and Ferrari’s years of Formula One experience.

This 1988 Ferrari Testarossa is a U.S.-delivery example equipped with stereo sound system and air conditioning. Its odometer shows just 37,227 miles, a reading that appears to be appropriate to its condition. It is complete with its Read More

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

The initial response was wildly enthusiastic and fueled a buzz that attracted people who had never before considered a Ferrari

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The Testarossa was a significant advance for Ferrari. Designed for series production, this flat-12 supercar continued Ferrari’s 12-cylinder tradition in a modern, mid-engined configuration that could be traced directly to the 512 and 312 sports prototypes and Ferrari’s years of Formula One experience.

This 1988 Ferrari Testarossa is a Read More

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2

What was meant by “recommissioned in 2007” is anyone’s guess. According to Bonhams it runs, although it was pushed onto the stage

The 250 GTE 2+2 debuted at the 1960 Le Mans 24-Hour race, serving as the Course Marshal’s car, and had its world premiere later that year at the Paris Salon. There had been four-seater Ferraris before the 250 GTE; Ghia, Touring, and Vignale all produced 2+2 designs in the 1950s Read More

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica

5029 SA is to me the most beautiful Superamerica, a Coupé Aerodynamico with covered headlights

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The 400 Superamerica was launched in 1959. It featured a Colombo V12 displacing 3,967 cc and also boasted disc brakes, a first for Ferrari’s road cars. Over the course of a five-year “production” run, only 47 cars in two series (short- and long-wheelbase) were constructed.

These were very much bespoke automobiles, built to order. Read More

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe

The GTB might be compared to an attractive woman who always keeps something in reserve

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The Ferrari 275 GTB signaled an important evolution for Ferrari as the company finally adopted a fully independent suspension, which had been tested, developed, and proven in Ferrari’s sports racing cars.

Bodied by Scaglietti and designed by Pininfarina, the 275 GTB echoed the aggressive, purposeful appearance of the 250 Tour de France and GTO Read More

1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Series II

Consistent serial production 250s begin with the Europa GT. Prior to this, one could find differences between sequential Ferraris of the same model

Introduced to the public at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon alongside the 375 America, the 250 GT Europa was Ferrari’s first true Gran Turismo and the first road-going Ferrari to be identified by the now-legendary 250 series nomenclature.

Pinin Farina’s design features a high-waisted silhouette with a long, Read More

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

For maximum value, buy a carbureted 512, but note that buying a Boxer without paperwork is like playing Russian Roulette with all chambers loaded

Introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Show, the 512 BBi was the last derivation of the 1973 365 Berlinetta Boxers. Almost identical to its 512 BB predecessor, it retained the wider rear track and wider and longer body. It also kept the front spoiler and NACA ducts to the Read More

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione

If you could justify paying too much money for a car, this was the one

Luigi Chinetti loved the 250 GT TdF coupes and saw a market for an open top version. Many Americans lived in warm climates like Florida, Arizona, and particularly California, and so preferred the good looks and the cooler nature of open cars. Chinetti persuaded Ferrari to commission Pininfarina to build an open car based on the TdF. Read More