Ferrari 250 LM

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The Ferrari 250 LM was one of Enzo Ferrari’s first dalliances with mid-engine configured cars – he had stubbornly persisted with front mounted V12 for years despite the staggering successes of men like John Cooper and their lightweight, mid-engined, race winning Grand Prix cars. The new 250 LM would be fitted with a rear-mid mounted…

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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari 365 GTB/4, was released in 1968 at the Paris Salon and quickly had its name unofficially changed by the press to “Ferrari Daytona“, due to the dominant 1/2/3 position finish of the Ferrari branded cars at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. The name stuck and although Ferrari never officially adopted it, it’s…

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Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB

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The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB was originally shown to the world at the 1959 Paris Auto Show, where it quickly captured the attention of the global motoring cognoscenti. The car was developed as a 200mm shorter version of the already highly regarded 250 GT Berlinetta LWB, it was also to be the first Ferrari…

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Ferrari Duostop Rally Timer

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Rally timers were (and still are) absolutely essential for competitors in events like the Mille Miglia, this pair of timers was built by Hanhart for Ferrari and it was used actively in competition throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Hanhart designed this timer to be either mounted on the dashboard or worn around the neck with…

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Ferrari 212 Export

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The Ferrari 212 Export was the successor to the hugely successful Ferrari 166, it went on to become an outright winner in many of the era’s great races and helped cement the legend of the still-new automaker. Ferrari offered the 212 in two major variants, the 212 Export which was specifically for racing, and the…

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Ferrari 400 Superamerica

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The Ferrari 400 Superamerica was the luxurious follow-on model from the 410 Superamerica, as is often the case with Ferrari the 400 and 410 designations referenced swept capacity – the 410 used the 5 litre (~410cc per cylinder) “long-block” Lampredi-designed V12 and the 400 used the newer and more advanced Colombo-designed SOHC 4.0 litre V12. Interestingly,…

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Ferrari BB 512

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Ferrari produced the Berlinetta Boxer series between 1973 and 1984, they were all powered by mid-mounted flat-12 engines and many of the styling cues introduced on the BB series can still be seen in Ferrari’s current model range. The Ferrari BB 512 was the middle child in the series, it was also the most powerful…

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Original Ferrari Blueprints

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This set of three Ferrari blueprints are due to sell (individually) at the Amelia Island Auction on the 12th of March 2015, although not cheap, they’re not quite as out of reach as you might imagine – each one is estimated to be worth between $1,800 and $2,200 USD. In order from top to bottom,…

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

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I was on my way to a car show last weekend when a bright red Ferrari 250 GT Lusso went past travelling in the opposite direction, I very nearly ploughed into the central divider whilst shouting something incoherent to my Mrs in the passenger seat that must have sounded something a little like 250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso. Her…

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Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Ellena

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In the late 1950s a small batch of Ferrari 250 GT Coupés found their way into the workshop of Carrozzeria Ellena – a small coachbuilder previously named Boano after its founder, Mario Boano. Mario was recruited by Fiat, so he handed the reins of the coachbuiling to his son-in-law Ezio Ellena, who partnered with Luciano Pollo and called…

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Lancia D50 Cutaway Wallpaper

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The Lancia D50 was a revolutionary Formula 1 car first introduced in 1954, it was a design far ahead of its time and when it was running on form, it was almost unbeatable. It was designed by Vittorio Jano for Lancia in 1954 and it incorporated a series of unusual and highly effective features –…

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Ferrari 275 GTB

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The Ferrari 275 GTB was the much anticipated replacement to the iconic Ferrari’s 250 series, it was akin to being the singer who had to go on immediately after Aretha Franklin, but the 275 GTB managed it with aplomb. As Ferrari’s new Grand Turismo, much effort was expended improving and modernising the car’s underpinnings, it…

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