March 22, 2012
Longtime Ferrari fanatic, Eric Clapton, has presented his one-off homage to the classic late ’70s V12 512BB as built by Ferrari’s own ‘Special Products’ Division, which exclusively handles bespoke one-offs such as this.
Based on the underpinnings of the 458, it has been given the name SP12-EPC (obviously after its registration plate – ‘SP’ = Special Products ’12’ = year of Reg.) Yet contrary to many other reports on the interweb, the car still retains its original 458-derived V8 heart, not a transplanted V12… despite the notable increase in desireability if that were the case
The Enzo headlamps also tempt that V12 notion even further but official Motor Vehicle documents don’t lie… Further details are understandably scant at best this early on but surely the singer/songwriter will (hopefully) be providing up-close and possibly onboard experiences to worthy journalists and his fellow Ferrari fanatics/historians in the near future…
Until then, have a gaze at the photos that captured the car’s debut at London Ferrari Dealership HR Owen last night…
The original V12 512BB Boxer...
January 4, 2012
Oh, and let’s not forget burbling, crackling, thundering and flame-spitting as well…
December 20, 2011
I’d been purposely saving this old ’80s photo of a Ferrari transporter making a Wintery delivery for the right time of the year… Other than the four 288 GTOs, I think I’m right in also spotting a Testarossa and (possibly) a Mondial… ?
December 16, 2011
Today’s rare POTD features the King of Cool contemplating over two utterly gorgeous Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lussos with his wife Neile nearby, reading a magazine. The 2nd photo shows his German Shepherd accompanying the excellent photo in tail-wagging appreciation of the Italian prancing horses that McQueen would come to make rather famous…
These incredibly rare photos were captured by Steve’s photographer-friend, William Claxton in 1963 and will be auctioned off on December 19, 2011 in Paris, France as part of French auction house Articurial‘s Une Histoire d’Homme sale. The Dec. 19 auction is aimed at the discerning gentleman with a taste for the finer, gentlemanly things in life including vintage cars, luggage, movie posters, vintage toys, rare watches and other assorted goodies.
Sale prices for the photos are estimated at between $2000-$2600… Sign-up on their website if you fancy owning some very cool pieces of our gentlemanly history from the past.
December 9, 2011
There’s been an alarming number of reports detailing various banged-up, bent and written-off classic Ferraris as of late, so we felt it only right to bring an air of solemnity to the matter and share this peaceful, vintage-esque photo of 15 Ferrari F40s being lovingly navigated down a rain-soaked stretch of tarmac…
The soundtrack alone must have been spectacular.
*Attention wealthy people: Drive safely, maturely and within your limits – don’t be a wealthy yob.