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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Testa Rossa Coupe restored by Neil Twyman

Indeed, if we talk about beautiful and exotic sports cars there will be no end. Especially when the mentioned topic is 'Testa Rossa,' and you must be agreed with us if that's the most legendary name in the world's automotive as one of the famous sports car species made by the Maranello-based premium car manufacturer, Ferrari.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe is a chimera model of two famous 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE and Testa Rossa restored by Neil Twyman. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3hxfV5D)
Even one of the 'Testa Rossa' named classic sports cars (1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa) has won several races like the Mille Miglia, 24 hours of Le Mans in the 1950s. Now, this roofless classic racing car from the Prancing Horse logoed manufacturer is listed as one of the most expensive cars in the world (its price tag ranging from the U.S. $12 million to $25 million).
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe still uses an original 3-liter V12 'refreshed' 250TR type Block engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1z2pe)
Well, the 'Testa Rossa' (not 'Testarossa') which will be discussed this time is a little different, because it is made as a coupe. In fact, the classic Testa Rossa racing car of 1950s had never been made by Ferrari in a coupe platform before. So if there is now a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe, of course, make you will ask who has built it?
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe is restored by Neil Twyman over a period of 10 years (from 2001 to 2011). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1z2pe)
As quoted by Velocecars, this Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe was built by Neil Twyman for himself over a period of 10 years (from 2001 to 2011). This is one and the only coupe car was built from a Testa Rossa and a half portion of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE wreck which had been in a crash and left to rot. From there, he restored it back into pristine condition by using a mix of authentic 250 Testa Rossa parts and his own fabrications.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe is was built by simply adding a 250 GTE-styled hardtop over the legendary Testa Rossa body. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1z2pe)
For example, the suspensions and brakes are original type 250 as per what would have been on the cars in period. And as its powertrain uses an original 250TR type Block 3-liter V12 'refreshed' engine and coupled with an original 250TR type Ribbed gearbox.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Coupe is an incredible beautifully unique Ferrari red and cream build that just might be worthy of an inane asking price. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3hxfV5D)
Broadly speaking for the exterior appearance, this beautiful coupe was built by simply adding a 250 GTE-styled hardtop over the legendary Testa Rossa body. While the chassis was made by Neils' team using jigs from the original chassis they worked on. So it is clear, that's a chimera of two famous Ferrari models.
And if you've come to the end wondering why this doesn't look anything like a Testarossa, that's because this is a two-word 'Testa Rossa,' the prancing horse species of the '50s/'60s, not a one-word, '80s/'90s Testarossa. The result is an incredible beautifully unique Ferrari red and cream build that just might be worthy of an inane asking price. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FAST IS FAST | VELOCE CARS | INSIDE HOOK | HICONSUMPTION.COM]
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