Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
I left a tenner under the windscreen wiper towards the fee to get it unclamped.
Clearly a man with a massive
appendage wallet. It’s the little things that brighten my day.
Name that Ferrari (and how much), anyone?
Behold: the Ferrari SP38 sports car – a one-off custom creation from Maranello based on the 488GTB and inspired by the F40.
All the twin turbo, twin intercooler, V8 rortiness of its progenitor but with bespoke, nipped and tucked, rolled and rounded, quite possibly sensuously massaged bodywork.
A 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 NART Spyder (more commonly and elegantly known as the Ferrari Daytona), commissioned by former Italian racing driver and the first US Ferrari distributor Luigi Chinetti for his wife Marion. An unrestored custom one-off.
Yours for €845,000.
A 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe – a road going version of the 195S racecar. Only 27 were ever made. Only 11 had bodywork by Carrozzeria Ghia and fewer still had the optional triple Weber carburettors.
Extremely rare, meticulously restored and practically yours already, bar a little haggling.
An immaculately restored 1965 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy – an ultralight racer in whose day the radical combination of independent rear suspension and a rear-mounted transaxle combined to deliver the very apogee of balance and handling.
Yours for a trifling €2,400,000 to €2,800,000.
A convertible 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS – one of only 99 produced.
Yours for between €1,700,000 and €2,000,000.
The recently unveiled V12, 1036bhp Ferrari FXX K Evo – a track-only racecar designed for closed circuits and high speed trials.
Megawealthy supercar geeks and downforce aficionados only. No price available.
Unmoved by the current Ferrari lineup?
Behold: the Kode57 by Ken Okuyama (who designed the Ferrari Enzo) – a speedboat-like, open-topped, F1-nosed roadster based on the Ferrari 599 (with echoes of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa) of which (for now) only five will be built.
Previously: Hot Wheels: Kode 0
Behold the Ferrari Portofino, a lightweight, 592bhp, V8 turbo with retractable hardtop that will accelerate to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 320km/h.
Apparently intended by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne as a rebuke to the problematic (since recalled) Ferrari California, the Portofino will debut at next month’s Frankfurt International Motor Show, resplendent in an all-new shade of cavallino rampante red – Rosso Portofino.
Not an official Ferrari model per se, (or even the 1960s’ swankiest hearse) but rather a unique two-door estate version of the 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2.
The 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Shooting Brake was commissioned by Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti Jr. and styled by American illustrator Bob Peak, it is thought to be the last Ferrari crafted by Italian coachbuilder Vignale.
Yours for between €600,000 and €770,000.