5029 SA is to me the most beautiful Superamerica, a Coupé Aerodynamico with covered headlights
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
The GTB might be compared to an attractive woman who always keeps something in reserve
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
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
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
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
Late in 1962, at the Paris Show, Ferrari introduced the Lusso Berlinetta, the last of the 250 series. The Lusso combined features of the 250 SWB and the 250 GTO in a beautiful, luxurious steel body by Scaglietti, and was one of Pininfarina’s most successful designs.
The design incorporated aerodynamic refinement, the result of Ferrari’s experience with the round-tailed SWB and the cutoff Kamm tail of the GTO. The sloping back window flowed to the short rear deck and the Read More
When the new FIA Group B Race and Rally regulations were introduced in 1984, Ferrari endeavored to create a model that would hark back to the glory days of the 1962-64 250 GT models. The 400-horsepower, twin-turbo 288 GTO of 1985 was the result. It benefited from the intensive race and rally experience the Michelotto Company had gained from their successful and active campaign of the Ferrari 308 models.
To fulfill Group B regulations, 200 examples were required to be Read More
The original, immortal Ferrari 250 GTO had been developed for the FIA GT Championship, duly taking the manufacturer’s title for Ferrari in 1962, 1963 and 1964. So, clearly, any revival of the GTO name could only be permitted for a very special car indeed.
Enter the 288 GTO. Like its illustrious forebear, the 288 GTO (the initials stand for Gran Turismo Omologato) was conceived as a limited-edition model, just 200 units being planned to meet the then-existing Group B homologation Read More
Phil Hill’s 1962 Le Mans winner-the last of its line-sells for a cool
$9.25 million and heads for a museum in Argentina
The first car in a series is good. But the last car is best. A real, documented and important history makes it better. Commercial success is good, but success in competition is better, and the overall winner of the 24 Heures du Mans is the best of all.
The expression Read More
The 330 GTS has all the 275 Berlinetta chassis specifications, clothed in a superbly built Pininfarina body, with a/c and power windows
The 330 Coupe was unveiled in Geneva in March 1966, while the seductive Spyder appeared at the Paris Auto Salon six months later. Styled and built by Pininfarina, the 330 GTC and GTS were new models to the range, rather than replacements.
The 330 GTS was a subtle blend Read More