Last weekend, Ferrari celebrated its 70th anniversary at its Maranello, Italy headquarters and we had been there to participate within the occasion. We already introduced you outcomes from the RM Sotheby’s Leggenda e Passione auction on the Fiorano check monitor and now we’ve eight Ferraris worthy of your consideration from the Concours d’Magnificence held the next day.
1969 Dino 206 GT
Whereas the preliminary Dino sequence of mid-engined highway automobiles had its Pininfarina styling strongly rooted in previous sports activities racers, the mannequin doesn’t carry a lot competitors historical past. That mentioned, a number of had been raced in-period, together with this instance which completed ninth in school and 36th total on the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring. The purple 206 GT within the background was as soon as owned and closely crashed by rock music legend, Eric Clapton.
1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spyder
The Testarossa, with its namesake red-painted consumption plenums and iconic aspect strakes is without doubt one of the most celebrated supercars the world has but seen. Whereas roofless Testarossas had been fashionable aftermarket conversions, this automobile is the one factory-built Spyder, commissioned by none aside from trend-setting Gianni Agnelli, Fiat’s jet-setting former CEO, to have fun his 20th anniversary at Ferrari’s mum or dad firm. It was lately offered at an Artcurial public sale and likewise received finest Grand Touring Ferrari on the Ferrari 70 concours.
1956 Ferrari 250 GT “Zagato”
The perfect-looking Ferrari of all time? That’s up for debate, however this Zagato-bodied 250 GT should definitely be a contender. The 2-tone darkish blue and white paint scheme exhibits off Zagato’s trademark double-bubble roof and suitably widened rear fenders—all handcrafted in light-weight aluminum. Bellissimo!
Named after the 1000-mile Italian highway race this mannequin would win in 1953—the Mille Miglia—it additionally set a brand new document doing it, with a median pace for the gap of over 88 mph. That won’t sound like a lot, however think about each the automobile, the circumstances, and the 12 months and it begins getting rather more spectacular. This identical automobile additionally received the Giro di Sicilia highway race in the identical 12 months and was chosen because the competitors automobile concours winner on the Ferrari 70 celebration.
1967 412 P
Simply 4 412 P fashions had been constructed to contend worldwide endurance races in 1967—and race, this automobile did. This actual automobile racked up miles at Daytona, SpaFrancorchamps, and Monthlery, (it completed in second place on the latter). After its racing days had been over, it was offered to Dean Martin Jr., son of the well-known Rat Pack crooner of the identical identify, who transformed this automobile for highway use and daily-drove it round Los Angeles to get to his performing gigs.
1957 500 TRC
Basically the last word evolution of Ferrari’s 1950s four-cylinder sports activities racers, this automobile was named 500 TRC and used an identical physique to the profitable, 12-cylinder 250 TR. The automobile’s numeric moniker comes from the displacement per liter (500cc), whereas TRC stands for Testa Rossa (purple head) and C for Appendix C rules which the automobile fell below. Two examples are proven right here, the brighter purple model having been delivered new to California Ferrari importer and racer John von Neumann.
This automobile was transformed for race use by its first proprietor and pushed within the 1992 and ’93 Italian GT Championships in Ferrari Membership Italia livery. Its racing modifications use the uncommon Le Mans spec F40 as a foundation.
1962 400 SuperAmerica
A really restricted sequence of automobile, the four.Zero-liter V-12 SuperAmerica was designed as the last word in Grand Touring automobiles—able to crossing continents at sustained triple-digit pace in consolation, magnificence, luxurious and security. When you had been on Enzo Ferrari’s brief checklist of most well-liked purchasers, you too may have taken supply of a SuperAmerica—very similar to the primary American proprietor of this automobile did after its look on Pininfarina’s stand on the 1962 Turin Motor Present.