Featured Marque – Ferrari
The 2018 Palos Verdes Concours D’Elegance is proud to present Ferrari automobiles as a Featured Marque.
Scuderia Ferrari (Team Ferrari) was formed in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari with headquarters in Modena Italy to buy, prepare, and field Alfa Romeo race cars. It functioned as the racing division of Alfa Romeo.
In September 1939, Ferrari left Alfa Romeo to form Auto Avio Costruzioni, headquartered in the facilities of the old Scuderia Ferrari. In 1940, Ferrari produced a race car – the Tipo 815, based on a Fiat platform. It was the first Ferrari car and debuted at the 1940 Mille Miglia, but due to World War II it saw little competition. In 1943, the Ferrari factory moved to Maranello, where it has remained ever since.
As World War II came to a close in 1945, Enzo Ferrari began work on design and engineering of the first Ferrari automobile. His ambitious plan was to power it with a V12 engine, chosen for it's versatility, from race cars to grand touring cars. This overhead cam V12 architecture would become a fixture throughout the company’s entire history.
The Concours features Ferrari Automobiles in two classes; 1948 to 1970 and 1971 to 1993. Ferrari became a world class racing force to be reckoned with beginning in 1947 with the 125 S and quickly progressed from 1948 to1951 with the 166 Barchetta, 212 Inter and 340 America, Ferrari became firmly established as one of the premier race car manufacturers of all time.
In the mid to late 1950's Ferrari began to produce Gran Turismo (Grand Touring) automobiles that were an instant success for both touring and racing. These cars were produced in several variants, including the GTB (Berlinetta), GTC (Coupe), GTS (Spyder), and GTO (Omologato) which was produced in limited quantity so it could be raced as a production car. There were also several GT 2+2 versions produced between 1964 and 1989 to allow accommodation of four passengers
Our Ferrari Classes today feature cars from a variety years between 1949 and 1993, including previous entries and cars in this year's event. Among others we expect a 250GT, 275 GTB, 212 Vignale, 330 GTS, 365 GTC, Ferrari Daytona, 400 Super America, Testa Rosa and the quintessential 365 California.