To commemorate its 70th anniversary, Ferrari is throwing events all around the globe, showcasing a few of their most iconic automobiles for 1000’s of eyes of gleam over. New York was a kind of prime places, with the Italian automaker arrange shows in numerous places, together with the Rockefeller Middle, and RMSothebys’ NYC location. Right here’s what we noticed on the latter.
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter
We start with the 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter, the substitute the 166. Produced from 1951 by means of 1952, solely 82 212 Inters have been ever made. As was the case with many boutique sports activities automobiles on the time, Ferrari supplied the chassis, engines, and transmissions whereas customized coachbuilders like Carrozzeria Touring, Ghia, Vignale, and Pinin Farina (then nonetheless two separate phrases) styled our bodies to suit the chassis. The 212 Inter was the primary Ferrari to sport a physique designed by Pinin Farina, kicking off a long-standing relationship between the 2 corporations. Energy got here from a 2.6-liter Colombo V-12 with 150 to 170 horsepower, relying on the carburetor and cylinder head association.
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “Tour de France”
The 250 GT Berlinetta from the late 1950s is one essentially the most important competitors automobiles in Ferrari’s historical past. It was the automotive to beat within the GT class through the late 1950s, incomes the unofficial “Tour de France” moniker after its 4 consecutive race wins on the highway race of the identical identify. Solely 77 automobiles have been constructed between 1956 and 1959, sporting a Three.Zero-liter Colombo V-12, churning out between 237 and 256 horsepower, once more, relying on the carburetor association. Wish to understand how they drive? Discover out right here.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet
Whereas the 250 GT California sported convertible bodywork particularly designed for the North American market and penned by Sergio Scaglietti, the 250 GT Cabriolet was styled for the European market with a physique accomplished up by Pinin Farina. It’s one in every of 40 Collection I Cabriolets ever constructed and one not too long ago crossed the RMSothebys public sale block for a whopping €four,719,000, or roughly $5.57 million. The 250 GT Cabriolet sits at ninth place on the “Best Ferraris of All Time” record at by Motor Development Traditional.
1963 Ferrari 275 GTB
Following the famed Ferrari 250, was the 275 collection, which got here in a number of physique kinds and seating configurations between 1964 and 1968. The 275 was the primary Ferrari to be geared up with a rear transaxle, integrating the transmission into the rear axle for higher weight distribution. This 1963 mannequin yr automotive is likely one of the earliest identified 275 GTBs and wears the early “quick nostril” styling, which produced an excessive amount of raise at excessive pace, necessitating a redesign to the later “lengthy nostril” spec. Whereas all 275 GTBs had Three.Three-liter V-12 engines, long-nose automobiles boasted an optionally available four-cam configuration for much more energy.
1963 Ferrari 250 LM
At all times searching for a aggressive edge, Ferrari constructed the 250 LM as an “evolution” of the dominant 250 GTO and tried to register it as a GT-class (production-based) race automotive with the FIA governing racing physique. It didn’t take FIA official lengthy to name shenanigans, because the 250 LM was a scratch-built, mid-engined racer very completely different to the previous front-engined GTO. As such, and with solely 32 automobiles constructed as an alternative of the requisite 100 to qualify as a brand new GT entry), Ferrari was compelled to marketing campaign the 250 LM within the extra aggressive Prototype class. Manufacturing led to 1965, however not earlier than Ferrari had received the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the automotive, marking the final time to at the present time that Ferrari would win total on the esteemed endurance race. Regardless of the 250 moniker, almost all 250 LMs have been constructed with the bigger Three.Three-liter, “275” variant of the Colombo V-12.
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica
The 1961 400 Superamerica was a part of a collection of premiere flagship grand tourers produced within the 1950s and 1960s. All featured the biggest Ferrari V-12 on supply on the time. The 400 arrived in 1959, changing the 410 and its 5.Zero-liter V-12, however making equal energy to the bigger displacement engine. Coupe, spyder, and cabriolet variations have been constructed. The 400 Superamerica was one of many first Ferraris to characteristic disc brakes in any respect 4 corners and solely 47 400s have been constructed. A 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Autodinamica, with rakish, fastback bodywork completely different to the automotive pictured, crossed the RMSotheby’s public sale block in 2013 for $2,750,000.
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