Pebble 2010: A Fistful Of Ferraris

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Whether racing, cruising the nearest strip, or artfully sitting still, Ferrari's cars are the very definition of desirable. We found these three cars particularly interesting, and hopefully so will you.

First up: the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Scaglietti Berlinetta. Racing is in Ferrari's genes, and we're trying to figure out how to splice this car into ours. Uncharacteristically yet unmistakably a Ferrari, this car sporst a rear-mounted 3.3-liter V-12 engine, and has raced at the Nurburgring, Le Mans, and Zolder. It was the third 250 LM built.


Next: the 1956 250GT Zagato. For many (including myself) the proportions of Ferrari's front-engined cars is pretty much the pinnacle of automotive design, particularly those of the 1950s and 1960s. This Zagato car takes those clean lines and addsa a unique touch without going too far, as so many other coachbuilt or custom Ferraris tend to do.

Speaking of which, we have the third: the 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Ghia Berlinetta. This winged wonder features a front-end treatment that defies explanation, with rear wings rising at an angle and to a height that defies reason. Yet despite the awkward add-ons, it still manages to be a wickedly good-looking car, if taken as a glimpse into the future's past. There's also an awful lot to be said for the trunk/rear bumper compled as set of angles and surfaces, even if they are overshadowed by the monolithic wings on either side.
 
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