The Italia prancing horses part 1——classic

250 gto

I can say the 250 GTO was one of the most famous and classic car in the world.Only 36 unit were made,produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964 for homologation into the FIA's Group 3 Grand Touring Car category.

The "250" in its name denotes the displacement in cubic centimeters of each of its cylinders; "GTO" stands for "Gran Turismo Omologata", Italian for "Grand Touring Homologated."Ferrari would go on to win the over 2000cc class of the FIA's International Championship for GT Manufacturers in 1962, 1963, and 1964, the 250 GTO being raced in each of those years.

It was powered by Ferrari's Tipo 168/62 Colombo V12 engine. 2,953 cc (3.0 L; 180.2 cu in) Tipo 168 Comp/62 60º V12 296 hp 294 N⋅m Compression ratio 9.7:1 configuration 5-speed Dog-leg manual transmission

When new, the GTO cost $18,000 in the United States, with buyers personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America, Luigi Chinetti. In October 2013, Connecticut-based collector Paul Pappalardo sold chassis number 5111GT to an unnamed buyer for a new record of around $52 million.In June of 2018 the 1964 250 GTO set an all-time record selling price of $70 million.There were none of other could ever imagine this auction such a stunning staggering price.So it became the most “dangerous” car.

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250 GT SWB breadvan

It powered by Ferrari 250 Tipo 168 Comp./61 3 litre V12 NA Front-mounted engine In 1962, the engineer Giotto Bizzarrini was hired by Count Giovanni Volpi, owner of the Scuderia Serenissima racing team, to upgrade a Ferrari 250 GT SWB so it would be competitive with the then-new Ferrari 250 GTO. Enzo Ferrari had refused to sell any GTOs to Count Volpi, due to Volpi's hiring of former Ferrari employees at ATS.

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The donor car for this project was a 250 GT SWB Competition, serial number 2819 GT. This car had previously competed in the 1961 Tour de France, where it took 2nd place overall driven by Olivier Gendebien and Lucien Bianchi.The car was sold by Gendebien to Volpi shortly afterward for use with Scuderia Serenissima. As with other competition-spec SWBs, this car had a lightweight body and chassis, minimal trim, and a more powerful 286 bhp Tipo 168 engine with Testarossa-type heads

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The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan is a one-off Ferrari made in 1962 from a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, chassis number 2819 GT. It was built to compete against the new 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other FIA World Sportscar Championship races.

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The rebodied Breadvan made its competition debut at the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans. It quickly passed all Ferrari GTOs and was 7th overall during the 4th hour when a driveshaft failure caused its retirement. Results at other races proved the design's effectiveness, as the car won the GT class in two races during the 1962 season.

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The car's last race in period was at the Coppa Gallenga Hillclimb in 1965, however since 1973 it has appeared regularly at historic races worldwide, including events such as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Tour Auto.

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It is a so special classic and legend car. I was wondering if this car was put to auction the price would be a astronomical figure.The most expensive value is historical value and this car does have.That's why so many billionaire want the 250 GTO or it is said historical value car to be one of collections.

250 GT Lusso

The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is a GT car which was manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari from 1963 to 1964. Sometimes known as the GTL, GT/L or just Lusso, it is larger and more luxurious than the 250 GT Berlinetta. The 250 GT Lusso, which was not intended to compete in sports car racing, is considered to be one of the most elegant Ferraris.

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The 250 GT/L Lusso used a Colombo-designed V12 engine with a displacement of 2,953.21 cc (3.0 L; 180.2 cu in).This engine developed an output of 240 hp (180 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 242 N⋅m (178 lbf⋅ft) torque at 5,500 rpm. It was able attain a maximum speed of 240 km/h (150 mph), thus becoming the fastest passenger car of that period, and required only 7 to 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph). Certain components such as the valves and the crankshaft, were derived from the engine of the 250 GT SWB, while others, such as the pistons and the cylinder block, were derived from the 250 GTE.

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One of the most attracted me was it's exterior so solemn.If you see this car you might wonder this car owner must be a gentleman cause man such like that has the taste.

250 GT California spyder LWB

This one designed for export to North America, the 1957 250 GT California Spyder was Scaglietti's interpretation of an open-top 250 GT. Aluminium was used for the hood, doors, and trunk lid, with steel elsewhere for most models.

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Several aluminium-bodied racing versions were also built. The engine was the same as in the 250 Tour de France racing car with up to 237 hp and a maximum torque of 265 N⋅m , from a 2,953 cc naturally aspirated SOHC 2 valves per cylinder 60º Ferrari Colombo V12 engine, equipped with 3 Weber carburetors. All used the long 2,600 mm chassis, and Pirelli Cinturato 185VR16 tyres (CA67) were standard.

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A total of 56 LWBs were made before the SWB version superseded them in 1960. One example sold at auction on August 18, 2007 in Monterey, California, for $4.9 million. While radio host and former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans bought one for $12 million in 2008.

1961 SWB example that had been owned by James Coburn was sold for £5.5 million to Chris Evans.

You might have a impression which is in Top Gear S18E7 our Captain slow had been Chris Evans garage borrowed his 250 GT Cali spent £5.5million. In that episode Chris build that car a garage alone with that we could see Chris much loves that 250 GT Cali.For the first Chris wouldn't allow Captain to drive it.After a struggling he allow captain take it out and say be careful and aviod standing water.Our captain committed i want to say but funny is James was go over a water puddle LAMO.

250 GT testa rossa

The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, or 250 TR, is a racing sports car built by Ferrari from 1957 to 1961. It was introduced at the end of the 1957 racing season in response to rule changes that enforced a maximum engine displacement of 3 liters for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Sports Car Championship races. The 250 TR was closely related to earlier Ferrari sports cars, sharing many key components with other 250 models and the 500 TR.

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The 250 TR achieved many racing successes, with variations winning 10 World Sports Car Championship races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961, the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1958, 1959 and 1961, the Targa Florio in 1958, the 1000 Km Buenos Aires in 1958 and 1960 and the Pescara 4 Hours in 1961. These results led to World Sports Car Championship constructor's titles for Ferrari in 1958, 1960 and 1961.

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The 250 Testa Rossa engine was based on Colombo-designed 3.0L V12 used in 250 GT road and racing cars. Carlo Chiti and other Ferrari engineers made several modifications to increase the performance of this already proven engine. The starting point was a 1953-style cylinder block with an overall capacity of 2953 cc. The resulting engine was designated Tipo 128 and generated 300 hp. The power/displacement ratio of 100 hp/liter was a particular point of pride for Ferrari, as it demonstrated how Ferrari's engineering prowess could create a competitive engine even under rules restricting displacement.

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The engineering team improved a well understood, proven design by incorporating new technology and strengthening known weak points. They created an exceptionally durable engine, a massive benefit in endurance racing. Other Ferrari racing cars (250 GTO, 250 P) achieved racing success with the same basic engine well into the 1960s, years after the 250 TR chassis was obsolete.

275 gts (grand touring spider)

The 275 GTS was a two-seat grand touring spider produced from 1964 to 1966. The 275 GTS was introduced at the same time as the 275 GTB and was mechanically almost identical, sharing the 3.3 liter V12, transaxle, chassis and fully independent suspension. Ferrari reported that the engine fitted to the 275 GTS produced 260 bhp (190 kW). This was less than the reported 280 bhp produced by the 275 GTB, although there was likely no difference in engines between the models. The 275 GTS was never equipped with a torque tube, unlike the 275 GTB series II

The all steel 275 GTS body was designed and manufactured by Pininfarina. Its appearance was entirely different than that of the 275 GTB coupé, with a shorter front hood, smaller uncovered headlights, and overall balanced proportions suggesting earlier 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet models. All 275 GTS were equipped with a folding cloth convertible top and an additional removable hard top was a factory option.Ferrari produced a total of 200 275 GTS between late 1964 and early 1966, including 19 in right hand drive. The 275 GTS was replaced in 1966 by the 330 GTS, leaving no 3.3 L spider in the range until the creation of the 275 GTB/4 NART Spider.

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I love this car for it's line. Straight line from the front though the rear . Even this car don't have anything outstanding but this car won't never let you down.When you look this car you will love it.

330 P4 Gran turismo 5 pininfarina and competizione

The Ferrari P4/5 (officially known as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina) is a one-off sports car made by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari but redesigned by Pininfarina for film director and stock exchange magnate James Glickenhaus.The car was initially an Enzo Ferrari but the owner James Glickenhaus preferred the styling of Ferrari's 1960s race cars, the P Series.

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The project cost Glickenhaus US$ 4 million and was officially presented to the public in August 2006 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance. Several websites were allowed to publish images of the clay model in July 2006

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In March 2005 Glickenhaus, stock exchange magnate and car collector, was approached by Pininfarina who asked if he was interested in commissioning a one-off car.Andrea Pininfarina, grandson of the company’s founder later said "The Ferrari 612 Kappa and this P4/5 are the first. But we want to grow this business." indicating that Pininfarina is interested in producing other unique cars. Glickenhaus replied that he would like a modern Ferrari P, and in June of that year he signed a contract with Pininfarina to produce the car including the price.

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approximately US $4 million though in an interview he said "I feel they gave me more than I expected".Glickenhaus purchased the last unsold Enzo Ferrari and upon receipt of the car he took it to Pininfarina to be redesigned similar to his David Piper P4 replica which he also delivered to Pininfarina. Pininfarina's styling team leader, Ken Okuyama said that "Pininfarina wanted to stay away from retro design and move towards a more forward thinking supercar" as they were excited by the opportunity to build the car, not just design it.

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Fifty or 60 years ago, the idea of a customized Ferrari wasn't as preposterous as it is now. You'd simply order a new 250 GT or 330 GTC, then commission a coachbuilder like Scaglietti or Pininfarina to hammer out bespoke bodywork. Enzo Ferrari himself was part of the process, shipping a new vehicle directly from Maranello to Turin and personally inspecting the finished product. Cars that met his standards were bestowed with his one-word benediction: "Bella."

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Enter New York's Jim Glickenhaus. The heir to the Glickenhaus & Co. investment dynasty loved Ferraris in general and the undulating 330 P3/P4 endurance racers of the mid-Sixties in particular. And he wasn't your typical businessman. Glickenhaus had studied sculpture, directed slasher flicks, rescued Miles Davis from a car accident, sponsored lawsuits that financially crippled white-supremacy groups, and gained a reputation for contrarian, but correct, stock-market predictions. Pininfarina approached him in 2005, as he struggled through a difficult restoration of a crashed P3/4. Might the American be interested instead in a modern interpretation of that car's shape, built upon the marque's 650-hp V-12 Ferrari Enzo?

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To develop the competition version of the P4/5, known as the P4/5C (for Competizione), Glickenhaus looked once more to Ferarris, basing his racer on a 430 Scuderia and F430 GT2. In the final car, which was also styled by Pininfarina, only the engine block and heads were unchanged.In 202 entrants, the P4/5C ran as high as 18th and as low as 120th. Parts broke. It was crashed into twice. The car burst into flames after a fuel spill. It finished 39th.

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Glickenhaus wanted to do better in 2012. A new kinetic energy-recovery system (KERS) offered 50 hp in four-second bursts, up to 50 seconds per lap. His team located a military base with GPS near the track, and with the approval of the race organizers, the team set KERS to arm when the car was exiting the slowest turns. They cut 15 seconds off their 2011 lap, turning in a best time of 6:51 in qualifying, seven seconds faster than any Ferrari-powered car had lapped the Nordschleife. In the race, the team drove more total laps and made fewer pit stops than in 2011, on the way to a class win and 12th-place overall finish. The P4/5C recorded the best finish for a non-factory car, and it beat the only other hybrid to finish the race, a Porsche that placed 27th the year prior.

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Carmakers are embracing expensive hybrid technologies like KERS (the P4/5C's system cost $110,000), broadening the gap Glickenhaus wants to bridge. He believes that when these cars are old enough to be collectible, the computers will cost more to fix than the cars are worth.So his next car will be smaller and lighter but also simpler. (He accepted comparisons to the Lotus Exige.) The road and racing versions will share a carbon chassis, a twin-turbo Maserati V6 that Glickenhaus will help develop, and a gearbox similar to the one in the P4/5C, which may donate some other components. Paolo Garella, the 4/5 program manager, will direct the design and build of the cars in Europe. Glickenhaus plans to test the racing car in 2014, present both versions at the 2015 Geneva auto show, then return to the Nürburgring later that year.


The Ferrari GTO (often referred to as Ferrari 288 GTO) is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 to 1987 in Ferrari's Maranello factory, designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologata (homologated in Italian)

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The Ferrari GTO was built to compete in the new Group B Circuit Race series and a minimum of 200 cars were required for homologation. Due to lackluster participation caused by these regulations, the Group B Circuit series never took off. As a result, the GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars.

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The GTO was based on the rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive 308 GTB, which has a 2.9 L (2,927 cc) V8. The "288" refers to the GTO's 2.8 litre DOHC 4 valves per cylinder V8 engine as it used a de-bored by 1 mm (0.04 in) with IHI twin-turbochargers, Behr air-to-air intercoolers, Weber-Marelli fuel injection and a compression ratio of 7.6:1 . The 2.85 litre engine capacity was dictated by the FIA's requirement for a Turbocharged engine's capacity to be multiplied by 1.4. This gave the GTO an equivalent engine capacity of 3,997 cc (4.0 L), just under the Group B limit of 4.0 litres.

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As the same i love this exterior square front all the way through with a sleek.What a design.


The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively. As the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO, it was designed to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car for sale.

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The car debuted with a planned production total of 400 and a factory suggested retail price of approximately US$400,000 in 1987 ($860,000 today), although some buyers were reported to have paid as much as US$3.6 million in contrast to its 1999 value of £140,000. One of those that belonged to the Formula One driver Nigel Mansell was sold for the then record of £1 million in 1990, a record that stood into the 2010s.A total of 1,311 F40s were manufactured with 213 units destined for the United States.

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Power came from an enlarged, 2.9 L version of the 288 GTO's IHI twin turbocharged and intercooled V8 engine producing a peak power output of 478 PS (471 hp; 352 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 577 N⋅m of torque at 4,000 rpm as stated by the manufacturer [17]. Gearing, torque curves and actual power output differed among the cars. The F40 did without a catalytic converter until 1990, when US regulations made them a requirement for emissions control reasons. The flanking exhaust pipes guide exhaust gases from each bank of cylinders while the central pipe guides gases released from the wastegate of the turbochargers.For today it has somethings special which was the pop lights.I love that design but unfortunately it was pity that banned.


Dino was a marque for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976. Used for models with engines with fewer than 12 cylinders, it was an attempt by the company to offer a relatively low-cost sports car. The Ferrari name remained reserved for its premium V-12 and flat 12 models until 1976, when "Dino" was retired in favour of full Ferrari branding.

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Named to honour Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari's son and heir Dino Ferrari, the Dino models used Ferrari racing naming designation of displacement and cylinder count with two digits for the size of the engine in deciliters and the third digit to represent the number of cylinders, i.e. 246 being a 2.4-litre 6-cylinder and 308 being a 3.0-litre 8-cylinder. Ferrari street models of the time used a three-digit representation of the displacement in cubic centimeters of one of the 12 cylinders, which would have been meaningless in a brand with differing numbers of cylinders.

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The "Dino" marque was created to market a lower priced, "affordable" sports car capable of taking on the Porsche 911. Ferrari's expensive V12s well exceeded the 911 in both performance and price. Enzo Ferrari did not want to diminish his exclusive brand with a cheaper car, so the "Dino" was created.

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So this one is a meaningful beautiful small cute car.


The Ferrari 348 (Type F119) is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive V8-powered 2-seat sports car produced by Italian automaker Ferrari, replacing the 328 in 1989 and continuing until 1995.[6][7] It was the final V8 mid-engine model developed under the direction of Enzo Ferrari before his death, commissioned to production posthumously.

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The 348, badged 348 TB for the coupé (Transversale Berlinetta) and 348 TS (Transversale Spider) and the 348 SP (Spider, or Convertible) versions, featured a naturally aspirated 3.4-litre version of the quad-cam, four-valve-per-cylinder V8 engine. As with its predecessors, the model number was derived from this configuration, with the first two digits being the displacement of the engine and the third being the number of cylinders. The engine, which produced 300 hp , was mounted longitudinally and coupled to a transverse manual gearbox, like the Mondial T with which the 348 shared many components. The "T" in the model name 348 TB and TS refers to the transverse position of the gearbox. Overall, 2,895 examples of the 348 TB and 4,230 of the 348 TS were produced.

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The 348's styling differed from previous models with straked side air intakes and rectangular taillights resembling the Testarossa, stylistic themes reminiscent of the F40, the world’s fastest production car at the time, and other prestigious Ferraris of the past.[8] The model was also the final design overseen by chief stylist Leonardo Fioravanti, known for such designs as the Ferrari F40, Ferrari Daytona, Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer, Ferrari 288 GTO, Ferrari P5, Ferrari P6 and others. The F355 that succeeded the 348 returned to the styling cues of the 328 with round tail lights and rounded side air scoops. 57 "Challenge" models were built for owners who wanted a more "track-ready" car.


Just like i said to the F40 i do love the old fashioned pop lights.It became a "living fossil" now

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