Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso (1963)
There’s something deeply poetic about the sight of cars with a lot of history / pedigree in a museum, all sparkling clean and standing in the very same position for years in a row.
This Lusso was one of the few intended for actual racing, not road cruising, and yet, there it is, in its own form of casket.
Le Mans, 1966.
The very start of the race. The dominance of the Ford GTs is a tad obvious right from the beggining, and it’s no wonder they took the entire podium to themselves.
Stuff that’s awesome: The Ferrari 330 GT Vignale Shooting Break (1968)
Personally, I don’t care if you start shouting at me “But Mr. Valves, those lines have no coherent flow and the whole thing seems like two cars slapped together! You’re stupid and you smell of ducks!”, I’ll still tell you to bugger off.
The Ferrari 330 GT SB was custom built for the Chinetti family by Vignale, namely by the famous coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale, who took the concept of a sports Ferrari wagon quite seriously. Sadly, this would be his last design.
In 2008 this same example had less than 13.000 miles on the clock and was left unsold in an auction, where it was estimated to sell for about $500.000.
I’d buy it in a heartbeat, if I had the money, and drive this to work every single day of the week.
And if you dislike shooting breaks, I’ll personally track you down, knock on your door and call you a meanie. Yeah, it just got that real.
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada (1966)
Designed and produced by the same man responsible for the Ferraris 250TR and the iconic 250 GTO.
In 1964 Bizzarrini joined Iso Rivolta and developed three models one of which eventually evolved into the 5300 GT under his own name after striking up a deal with Iso Rivolta who supplied him with parts to build the exotic and fast coupé.
The Iso Grifo AC3/C and Bizzarrini 5300 GT were very much the same product. When Bizzarrini took over full production, he had all the bodies assembled by Carrozzeria BBM instead of Drogo. Small design details were introduced on the BBM body including different door handles, rear lights and front signals.
Bizzarrini offered the 5300 in two variations. As a Strada, more interior appointments, including ventilation, were standard . For the racing client, or adventurous customer, Bizzarrini offered the Corsa version with a tighter steering ratio, hot engine, lightweight body and no seat belts!
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (1960)
The king of exclusivity shines in red, to make sure you don’t miss it.
Only 20 units were produced and every single one of those sells easily for 1.2 million €.
Toyota Celica 2000 GT
Driven by Ove Andersson during the 1973 RAC Rally.
PS.: I really hope I didn’t mix this one up, for I am overwhelmingly drunk at 5am writing this. If so, I deeply apologize.
Toyota 2000 GT (1967)
This is what made Europeans look at Japan and say “hmm, not bad. Maybe we could learn a little something”.
Lancia Aurelia Coupe B20/B24 (1950—1958)
Despite the gorgeous looks of the Aurelia models, these were historically important for something else — the engine.
The world’s first production V6 engine was developed and fitted into the Aurelias, in order to solve stability issues Lancia was having with its previous V4 engines.
But looking at the B24 convertible, the last thing I care about is the engine… my word, it is gorgeous.
Volvo 123 GT (1969)
I love it when people do things they’re not supposed to do with things they’re not supposed to do it with.
Drifting a 12x/Amazon is a finest example of such love.
Textures: the interior of the Ferrari 250 GT Coupe just begs to be touched. And you also beg for it to let you touch it. I think I’ve just described the perfect lover relationship without knowing it?