My birthday’s coming up this month, on the 18th of May. One day before that, on the 17th, the 3rd annual ‘Ferrari Leggenda e Passione‘ is being held on the Ferrari factory grounds in Maranello, Italy. Happy coincidence, right? This is a great opportunity for all my well wishers to fly over to “Il Belpaese” and pick me up something classy to drive around on the weekends.
There will be exactly 37 of the most perfect automobiles ever made at that auction, 34 Ferrari’s and 3 Maserati’s, and I’ll gladly accept any one of them. But to be completely honest, I do have my eye on one in particular… the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. There were only three original 330 P4’s ever made, and this is one of them. Read on:
It’s the same car that won at Monza and LeMans. The same heritage that, for five years straight, from 1962 to 1967, won the World Sports Car championship Prototype class. Remember that picture of the three Ferrari’s crossing the finish line in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona? This picture:
Those were the three Ferrari 330 P4’s.
Not only does this car have a classic Ferrari type 237 V-12 that puts out 480 bhp, and extreme high end everything for it’s time period… but it’s a legend. Check out the official video:
But, I understand if the P4 is a bit too pricey. So I’ve included a list of other acceptable birthday gifts, all available for purchase at the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione. Enjoy:
The 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Estimate: $600,000 – $650,000
The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Estimate: $2.4 – $3 million
The 1959 Ferrari 250GT California (LWB)
Estimate: $2.5 – $3.3 million
The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Estimate: If you have to ask…
Actually, I’ll settle for a card.
via RM Auctions