Classico

In this section we celebrate all that has come before, mostly Ferrari but some just Italian and mostly forgotten.

Each month we shall research another exquisite piece of Italian engineering to present for your ocular stimulation. So bookmark this site and keep checking for the next installement. Be sure to click the "continue reading" link to get the full article.

This one-off Ferrari is for sale. The price? $9,000,000

Written by Maranellos. Posted in Classico.

Gorgeous, V12-engined 'Thomassima II' from 1967 is up for sale on, um, ...eBay

That's £5.8m, for a car or story you've probably never heard about. The long of it, you can read here, but the short of it is this: it was born in the 1960s, designed by a fascinating chap called Tom Meade.

The 275 GTB Man

Written by Raphael Belly. Posted in Classico.

For some, buying a classic car may be merely adding a car to their collection while for others it is a dream purchase. You don’t buy a classic car as a commuter, just to get you out of the house and to your place of work, rather you buy what made you dream during your youth.

The lucky owner who we present now perspires and bleeds the passion of automotive. His heart is consumed with the prancing horse, Ferrari. “When you love you don’t count the cost” says the Syldave proverb. The quotation was not randomly chosen – our man acquired 3 Ferraris during the last 40 years: 3 Ferrari 275 GTB! Each of these cars has a long story and two of the three Ferrari 275 GTB are very special models.

Ferrari 275 GTB 6C Monaco

At the beginning of my exchange with the owner, I did not think of writing an article around his cars as I wanted to concentrate only on the pictures. Then, after our discussions, I realized that he had many interesting things to say. Classico is not just about the cars but about the people behind the cars.

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder by Scaglietti

Written by Super User. Posted in Classico.

 

260 hp, 2,999 cc DOHC four-cylinder engine, two Weber 58 mm DCOA/3 carburetors, dry sump lubrication, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, de Dion rear axle with transverse leaf springs and trailing arms, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 88.6"

- One of only 35 built, a matching-numbers example
- Starring role in On the Beach, featuring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner
- Driven on screen by Fred Astaire
- Brussels Motor Show car, 1955
- Race-winning history, including John Von Neumann, Phil Hill, Harrison Evans
- Two-year documented restoration

250 GT California Spider for £6.4 million

Written by Super User. Posted in Classico.

250 GT California Spider

Looking to buy your other half something really special for Christmas? Well, the estimate on this car when it reaches the auctioneer's block is between $8m and $10m, which in real money, means a top price of somewhere north of six million pounds.

Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for the world's most famous Ferrari, and arguably one of Maranello's most beautiful designs. It's a 250 GT California Spider - here in LWB trim - being offered up for auction in Gooding's Scottsdale sale.

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