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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Crazy Ferrari three-seat sports car

An ultra-rare Ferrari where the driver sits in the middle of three seats is expected to sell for more than $34 million at auction in 2014.

Just two 'Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale' sports cars with a nicknamed 'Tre Posti' were built by the famous Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina in 1966.
1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale or 'Tre Posti'. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1UX73pv)
The Tre Posti was Sergio Pininfarina’s pet project and enjoyed a yearlong world tour to major auto shows right as Lamborghini unveiled its own mid-engine V-12 supercar, the Miura. Enzo Ferrari felt that the 380-hp mid-engine V-12 would be "too dangerous" for the road, and in one of his few mistakes, Il Commendatore never greenlighted the 365P, even as a two-seater.
Right side view of 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale or 'Tre Posti'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1K5jo4U)
Interior view of 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale or 'Tre Posti'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1K5jo4U)
By the time Ferrari introduced its first mid-engine V-12, the 365GT4 Berlinetta Boxer of 1973, Lamborghini had built hundreds of Miuras—no doubt prettier than the Tre Posti—and forged its own reputation for world-beating supercars.
The engine developed around 380 bhp in a car weighing just 1,020 kg - a staggering amount for the 1960s. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1UX73pv)
Rear side view of 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale or 'Tre Posti'. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1UX73pv)
One of these models was owned by Luigi Chinetti Sr, an Italian-born racecar driver who was instrumental in introducing the Ferrari marque to the world. The engine developed around 380 bhp in a car weighing just 1,020kg - a staggering amount for the 1960s. Legend has it the car was returned to Pininfarina following complaints the car was unstable around its top speed - of 186 mph.
The car, which has been driven less than 5,000 miles in 49 years, and sold by the Chinetti family at the Gooding & Company sale in Monterey, California. Chinetti’s son, Luigi, Jr., said to auction house Gooding & Company that "had Ferrari built it, nobody would ever have given a second thought to the Miura." *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CAR AND DRIVER]
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