One of the 350 Tailor Made cars Ferrari introduced for their 70th anniversary is up for grabs.
70 Liveries for 70 Years
In 2017, Ferrari introduced 70 liveries devoted to showcasing the brand’s history. As part of their birthday, the Tailor Made Atelier and Centro Stile worked together on putting a modern twist on liveries from the past. Each one was replicated five times across five production cars – the California T, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F12berlinetta and GTC4Lusso. To distinguish the 70 liveries from other Tailor Made Ferraris, a special 70th Anniversary logo was placed on the right side of each car. Inside the car, you can find an ID plaque with the name of the model that inspired the interior and exterior design.
The Grand Tourer
Now, one of these 350 cars is for sale at Dutch car dealer Auto Leitner. What Ferrari dubbed “The Grand Tourer” is based on the 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Coupé. It wears a two-tone paintjob of Marrone Fer and Vinaccia, and the interior is finished in Creta leather with black and dark red piping and stitching. From the passenger display to the leather ceiling, the option list is as incredible as you would expect of a limited-edition Ferrari. Check the full list of options on the seller’s website.
The gorgeous 250 Europa Vignale Coupé was one of the earliest Ferrari Grand Tourers, dating back to the early 1950s. Ferrari built 22 units and four had a Vignale body, making it an extremely rare car. Ferrari used s/n 0313EU as inspiration for “The Grand Tourer”. This particular car spent most of its time out of Europe after it was shipped to Luigi Chinetti Motors (NYC) in December 1953. Chinetti used it as a show car during the 1954 World Motor Sports Show at Madison Square Garden.
You can read more about the car’s history here. One notable event from this car’s history is that it ended up in the hands of Leonard Renick. He had a Cadillac dealership in California and swapped the Lampredi-V12 for a supercharged Chevrolet V8. This was something that took place more often because of the rarity of original Ferrari parts. The States had the honour of having this car until 2009, when it was sold to Heinrich Kämpfer in Switzerland, where it received a full restoration, mainly by Kämpfer himself.
The car went up for auction during the 2015 RM Sotheby’s “Driven by Disruption” and sold for a whopping $3,300,000.