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Ferrari Friday – 9th Danville Concours d’Elegance

Geoffrey Horton attended this years 9th Danville Concours d’Elegance last month and kindly shared today’s collection of Ferrari photographs.

Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder, Danville Concours d'Elegance

Pride of place belonged to this Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder PF Series I chassis #0408 MD which featured on this blog some time ago.

 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Danville Concours d'Elegance

I still have not established if the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso chassis #4237 like the one above is actually missing or not, if anyone has any information about #4237 please do not hesitate to chime in below.

Ferrari F355 Spyder, Danville Concours d'Elegance

Moving forward a couple of decades the Ferrari F355 was fitted with a Japanese starter motor in an attempt to bring the marque up to compete with and beat the Honda NSX on price, reliability and handling when it was launched in 1994.

Ferrari F360 Spyder,  Danville Concours d'Elegance

Ferrari’s 20th convertible the 360 Spider was launched in 2000, former Ferrari Formula One Team technical director Ross Brawn had one as his company car.

Ferrari California, Danville Concours d'Elegance

The Ferrari California, launched in 2008, was originally designed as a Maserati but sold only as a Ferrari to recoup the development costs

Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, Danville Concours d'Elegance

If stealth is your rocks your boat I guess matt black is the way to go, but I’m not sure I could ever get used to it, matt black to me looks like the new primer, something unfinished or a work in progress which is I am sure the last thing I’d think of in the event I ever bought a Ferrari 458 Italia Coupé.

Ferrari F12berlinetta, Danville Concours d'Elegance

Despite being launched last year to replace the Ferrari 599, I still have not come across a Ferrari F12berlinetta like the one above, I must get round to making an appointment with my local stockist.

My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing today’s photographs more of which will appear in next Wednesday’s blog.

Thanks for joining me on this “Ferrari Friday” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll resume this month’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Porsche 911. Don’t forget to come back now !


It’s Friday – Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance

Marking the return of Ferrari Friday GALPOT returns to Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance thanks to more photographs from Geoffrey Horton.

Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series 2, Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

The 212 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series 2‘s built are most easily identified from the 36 Series 1 models by the vent window in the door and the absence of side vents in the front wing/fender.

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

The 375 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso’s built between 1963 and 1964 all featured steel bodywork designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, with a top speed of 150 mph they were amongst the fastest production cars of their day.

Ferrari 275 GTB, Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

I’m not totally sure if the Ferrari 275 above is a two cam GTB version built from 1964 to 1966 or the 165mph 4 cam GTB/4 version built from 1966 to 1968, the wire wheels suggest the former because the GTB/4 was the first Ferrari not to be offered with wire wheels, which may have been fitted retrospectively.

Ferrari 330 GTC, Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

Sharing the same chassis, motor and independent suspension as the Ferrari 275 GTB is the Ferrari 330 GTC, a refined 2+2 which was said to be the first Ferrari in which one might “enjoy the radio”.

Ferrari 365 GTB/4, Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

Replacing the 275 series cars in 1968 was the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 better known as the Daytona model.

Ferrari Dino 246 GT, Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance

Ferrari first installed a V6 motor, inspired by his son Dino in 1957 and the following year one of many variations appeared in a two seat sports racing car, however it was not until 1969 that a V6 was fitted to a Ferrari 246 GT Dino like the one above. The Dino was the first of the mid engined Ferrari’s to be built for the road, despite misgivings that Enzo had about his customers being able to cope with the handling of such a configuration.

My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for sharing his photo’s more of which will appear next Thursday with a review of the Hillborough Concours d’Elegance.

Thanks for joining me on this “It’s Friday edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !