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250 GT SWB Competizione at RM Villa Erba Auction

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on 250 GT SWB Competizione at RM Villa Erba Auction

250 GT SWB Competizione at RM Villa Erba Auction

This will be an interesting sale, as the car is solid as s/n 1953 GT, but has an in-period engine, s/n 2025 GT, on board, the original engine having been retained by one of the previous owners. The 250 GT Competition Berlinetta presented here, s/n 1953 GT, has the aluminum coachwork hand-crafted by Scaglietti, and it was originally finished in Grigio Scuro with a Rosso leather interior. The car was intended to be a race-ready example, and additionally had an uprated engine producing 258.5 horsepower at 7500 rpm. However, s/n 1953 GT would not...

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Ferraris at Villa d’Este

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Ferraris at Villa d’Este

Ferraris at Villa d’Este

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will be held this weekend from May 22-24, 2015, and is one of the most traditional Concours events in the world. It is also known for the beauty of its setting (the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba), the impeccable hospitality, efficient organization, an enthusiastic audience, the public awareness in the international press and TV, and above all the elegance, originality and the state of preservation of the valuable automobiles participating in the event. FERRARIS AT THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE VILLA...

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Ferraris at the Mille Miglia, May 13-17, 2015

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Ferraris at the Mille Miglia, May 13-17, 2015

Ferraris at the Mille Miglia, May 13-17, 2015

Ferraris at the Mille Miglia, Brescia-Rome-Brescia May 13-17, 2015 Compiled by Marcel Massini 18/05/2015 R# – TYPE – CHASSIS# – DRIVERS 196 – 195 Inter Berlinetta Vignale – 0115 S – Renato Gnutti-Benedetta Gnutti 221 – 340 America Berlinetta Vignale – 0122 A – Marco Rollinger-Marianne Hengesch 231 – 225 Export Coupé Vignale – 0170 ET – Albert Streminski-Chris Kramer 247 – 225 S Spider Vignale – 0198 ET – Michael Stehle-Albrecht von Hohenzollern 251...

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2015 Mille Miglia Ends in Brescia

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2015 Mille Miglia Ends in Brescia

Unforgettable lap of Monza The final stage of the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia ended in Brescia yesterday. The Prancing Horse cars left Parma in the early morning and headed for  Busseto, the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi. They then drove on to Cortemaggiore, the home of the famous Trofeo Supercortemaggiore, in which Ferrari was one of the protagonists in the 1950s. However, the sporting high point of the entire Tribute came when the cars did a lap of the Autodromo di Monza, the long-time home of the Italian Grand Prix and one of the...

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Mille Miglia: Final Stage Begins

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Mille Miglia: Final Stage Begins

Mille Miglia: Final Stage Begins

The Mille Miglia 2015 started for the last stage: a racing day that features some news by the path of the Red Arrow. In order to give its contribution to an extraordinary event like Expo Milano 2015, avoiding to block the traffic with their caravan of more than a thousand of cars, the crews of the Red Arrow will pay homage by making a check-point at Villa Reale in Monza, which is the official headquarters of Regione Lombardia for Expo 2015. To welcome the cars of the race was the house assessor of Lombardy Region Fabrizio Sala, who hope to...

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Ferrari Tribute to the Mille Miglia: Day 4

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Ferrari Tribute to the Mille Miglia: Day 4

The red caravan en route to Brescia The fleet of Prancing Horse cars involved in the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia roared off at daybreak this morning bound for Brescia and the conclusion of the regularity trial. However, before they reach the Lombardy city they will be passing through some areas, towns and cities that will live long in the memory of all the participants. Soon after leaving Parma, the cars called to Busseto to pay homage to one of the town’s most illustrious sons, composer Giuseppe Verdi. Thy are now en route to Piacenza...

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Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia: Day 3

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia: Day 3

Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia: Day 3

Today brought a dawn start for the Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia with the cars leaving Rome where they arrived yesterday at the end of a 485-kilometre stage. The Prancing Horse fleet finally drove into the capital city in the evening having come all the way from Riccione. In the course of the day, they followed a spectacular route across the Apennines that took in Senigallia and Macerata, and then stopped off at Ascoli Piceno, before going on to Teramo, Rieti and, lastly, Rome and the timeless beauty of the Castel Sant’Angelo. Today is the...

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Mille Miglia: Arrival in Rome

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Mille Miglia: Arrival in Rome

Mille Miglia: Arrival in Rome

Rome did not disappoint the expectations and the Mille Miglia has finally arrived in the capital to enjoy the hot welcome of the roman public that crowded the grandstands located in Castel Sant’Angelo. After crossing Rimini, the competitors crossed Marche and Abruzzo before reaching Rome. As tradition dictates, the audience did not fail to spread his affection to the event: each historical city center crossed today, had a really large audience, that is the most important evidence of how today the re-enactment of the most beautiful race...

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Rare SWB California Spyder to be Auctioned at RM Sothey’s Villa Erba

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Rare SWB California Spyder to be Auctioned at RM Sothey’s Villa Erba

Rare SWB California Spyder to be Auctioned at RM Sothey’s Villa Erba

For most motoring enthusiasts just mentioning the words “California Spyder” stir up emotions of la dolce vita and the finest motoring experience that one can imagine. They featured incredible styling by Pininfarina and Scaglietti, the Colombo 3.0-litre V-12 engine, space for two plus luggage, and race-bred performance. In the late 1950s, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, Ferrari’s two U.S. distributors, both realized that a convertible version of the 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France would sell well in the United States, as clients desired...

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Mille Miglia: Rimini to Rome

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Mille Miglia: Rimini to Rome

Mille Miglia: Rimini to Rome

Mille Miglia left again for Rome this morning, to live an important second leg. After finishing the first leg last night in Rimini – an absolute novelty in this edition – today the convoy is passing through San Marino, paying its homage to Marche Region before the arrival in Rome. Tonight in the beautiful anche crowdy Castel Sant’Angelo the Mille Miglia convoy will be preceded by the best of ever Ferrari and Mercedes built since 1958. This are the cars of the Tribute of Mille Miglia. Filed the first fifteen trials of...

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