330 GT Registry
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Ferrari 330 GT
This car has a one-off body by Vignale made in 1968 from an original design by ‘Coco’ Chinetti, son of the Ferrari importer in the USA, for an American client.
It was displayed at the Turino Motor Show of 1968 and was in fact the Vignale Show Car that year.
It has been restored to its original colours of British racing green and bronze yellow top, with a natural colour leather inside.
Chassis no: 07963 (ultimate Ferrari by Vignale).
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Daytona station wagon
|‘Coco’ Chinetti had the idea to give a more functional and practical Ferrari another try. With the help of Gene Garfinkle, he convinced Bob Gittleman, designer and builder of homes in Florida, that a Daytona wagon would be the ultimate answer to everyday shopping chores.|
In 1975, it was decided that the car should be converted in England by Bob Jankle of Panther Westwinds. After many months of painstaking work, the car was completed and Mr. Chinetti and Mr Gittleman thought that the people at Panther had done an excellent job, but then for almost $50,000 you certainly would expect that.
The station wagon is based on a stock Daytona. The front inner panels, the door inners and door pillars as well as the front portion of the greenhouse, which includes the windshield, were left untouched. Chinetti changed the angle of the trailing edge of the door glass frame and added an all-new rear end with unique “gull wing” hatches for easy curb side loading. The tail lights are mounted behind the rear window glass.
The front end incorporates a strip of bright orange around the nose, adding a nice dash of colour to the all-black car. For the interior, all instruments have been moved toward the centre and the seats are covered with nothing less than Conolly Brothers suede.
The Daytona has only 5000 miles from new and was given new body paint in 1999. Chassis no: 15275.
(by Manfred Lampe, originally published in Prancing Horse, no. 45, winter ‘75/76)
Ferrari 456 GT
This series of special bodied right hand drive Ferrari 456 GT models, comprising cabriolets, four door saloons and station wagons have intrigued Ferrari enthusiasts since they were first spotted in the late 1990s.
Built for a member of the Brunei royal family, the origins of the Venezia or Venice appellation is one of the mysteries of this series yet to be resolved.
All examples left the Ferrari factory in Maranello as standard 456 GT models, and were converted to their current specifications at the Pininfarina facility in Turin. 200mm has been added to the chassis rails to increase the cabin space and allow the incorporation of four doors, all with warning lights on their trailing edges.
The body flows smoothly into the near vertical tail section, featuring a top hinged tailgate topped with a composite aerofoil, between standard tail light units. Tinted glass is fitted all around, which blends well with the dark forest green paintwork to enhance the smoothness of line.
The engine is a standard 5.5 litre V12 with a 3-speed automatic gearbox. This pictured 456 GT Venice was delivered by Pininfarina direct to England. Chassis no. 103190 indicates a 1995 model build year, the construction took place during 1996.
(by Keith Bluemel, originally published in Ferrari no. 134, summer 2002)
FERRARI VOLUME 35, NUMBER 1, Spring 2003