Classic Cars' Museum: Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring



Concours d'Elegance 2010: Class M-1 Ferrari Grand Touring





1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso

1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso
Ferrari introduced the Lusso Berlinetta, the last of the great 250 series of sports cars, at the Paris Auto Show in 1962. 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. Around 350 of these Lusso Berlinettas were built. Rock star Eric Clapton owned one as well as actor Steve McQueen. ALmost all the Lussos were used on the roadbut, as with so many Ferraris, a few found themselves on the race tracks. On Lusso, owned by a Swiss driver, raced in the 1965 International FIA World Sports Car Championship that included the Targa Florio. Continuing in production until late 1964, Ferrari's 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta was eventually replaced by Ferrari's 275 GTB.
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1957 Ferrari 250 GT Special Pinin Farina Coupe

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Special Pinin Farina Coupe
These are three Ferrari 250GT Speciale with Pinin Farina-designed coachwork built for European Royalty. The first two were built for Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Princess Liliane de Rethy of Belgium and were shown together at Pebble Beach in 2001. The third, this car with chassis 0853, was built for Prince Bertil of Sweden in 1958 who kept the car in the south of France. After 3 years the Prince moved the car to Paris and put it away and there it stayed for over 40 years. After 3 European owners it was btought to the United States in 2009 to join the Ferrari collection of Lee Herrington. During its Paris sojourn the car had its engine swapped with a standard 250 GT from chassis 1301. Having subsequently bought this car as well, the current owner has returned the two engines to their proper chassis. This is the Ferrari 250 GT Speciale's first showing at any major Concours.
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1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe

1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe
Pinin Farina was responsible for he design of this Ferrari 250 GT Coupe and it was presented to the public at the Geneva Auto Show in 1956. Carrozzeria Boano built the bodies for Ferrari at their factory in Brescia. The new GT shared the same 2600 mm wheelbase and aluminum alloy, Colombo-designed V12 as the 250 Europa GT, the model it replaced. Carrozzeria Boano built 74 250 GTs on the long wheelbase chassis. All but one were coupels. The single convertible with chassis 0461 GT was sold to New York collector, Bob Lee off the stand at the 1956 New York Auto Show on the instructions of Enzo Ferrari. Lee still owns it, making it one of the oldest Ferraris still in the hands of its original purchaser. This car (chassis 0549GT) was first sold to an Italian company in 1956 and came to the United States in 1972. It was restored in 2005.
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1953 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe

1953 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe
At the 1953 Paris Auto Salon Ferrari unveiled the 375 America. This is that very car. It also appeared at the Geneva Auto Show in 1954. Designed by Pinin Farina, it is a refinement of the coachwork seen on the 212 Inter models. The car was exclusive and expensive and was powered by the 4.5 liter long block V12 engine. Most Ferraris of this period were customer built. Ferrari provided the engine and chassis while Italian coachbuilders provided the body. Ferrari built only a very few examples of the 375 America chassis, all with Pinin Farina inspired coachwork.
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1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California Scaglietti Convertible

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California Scaglietti Convertible
The production period of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Sptder started in 1960 and ended in early 1963, and a total of 54 SWB Spyders were built. The design was by Scaglietti and was close to the long wheelbase "TdF" Berlinetta but on a shorter wheelbase, it was available in a street version in steel or as a competition version in alloy. Many movie stars enjoyed the 250 SWB California Spyder, including James Coburn, Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim and Barbara Hershey. The majority were the more attractive looking covered headlight version and all were bodied by Scaglietti. Chassis 3059GT was completed in November 1961. It has the covered headlights and steel body. It was owned by Sir Anthony Bamford in the UK.
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1953 ferrari 342 America Pinin Farina Cabriolet

1953 ferrari 342 America Pinin Farina Cabriolet
The Ferrari 342 America was the most exclusive model of its period, King Leopold of Belgium as well as Enzo Ferrari himself were among the few lucky owners. This car (chassis 0248AL) is a very special and unique Ferrari 342 America; it is the last of the six Ferrari 342s to be built by the company and one of only two with cabriolet coachwork by Pinin Farina. It was shown by Ferrari at the New York Auto Show in 1953. It was also the first Ferrari GT car to have the larger 4.5-liter, Aurelio Lampredi-designed V12 engines. Widely known by Ferrari connoisseurs, this car has appeared in amny magazine articles and in almost every book on Ferrari road cars. It has been shown at motor shows and concours throughout its life by its many owners and was awarded the Platinum Award at the Ferrari Club of America concours in 2004.
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1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Coupe

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Coupe
In the 1950s, the Ferrari 212 export became the race car of choice for premier events such as the Tour de France, Mille Miglia and Carrera Panamericana. It followed Ferrari's first production racing car the 166 MM. The 212's finest hour came perhaps in the 1951 Tour de France when Pagnibon and Barraquet drove 0078E to victory. The Export model were bodied by coachbuilders such as Pinin Farina and Ghia. This car (chassis number 0080E) is one of six bodied by the Carrozzeria Vignale of Turin, and it has a very distinctive, non-Ferrari style bonnet and front grill. This touring specification 212 Export has the V12, 2.6-liter single carburetor engine giving a top speed of around 120 mph. It spent five years in Italy before coming to the United States in 1953, and it has been restored to its original color scheme of Nero e Grigio, black and silver.
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1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Pininfarina Coupe

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Pininfarina Coupe
The 500 Superfast made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 1964, replacing the 400 Superamerica as the top of the range Grand Touring Ferrari. Tha sales brochure announced that this was a Ferrari for "sovereigns, performers and great industrialists." Unlike the range-topping Bugatti Royale, to which it is often compared, the Superfast was popular with Ferrari's wealthy clients, with 36 examples being sold over a time span of 28 months between the Geneva Auto Show and the last 500 Superfast delivery. Among its customers were the Aga Khan, the Shah of Iran and Peter Sellers. It has a 5-liter V12 engine giving over 400 bhp and a top speed of around 170 mph. Chassis 6615SF is the 21st Superfast built by Pininfarina and it lived in Germany until the 1970s. Ferrari collector Peter Kalikow has owned this car since 1983.
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