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Sunday, December 18, 2022

16 unique shaped Ferraris you've never knew before (Part-1)

~Unique ONES~ There are countless Ferraris that will go down in the annals as 'legends of their time' since it's founded in 1947. Besides that for many years the prancing horse logoed automaker has allowed the certain coachbuilder to create a unique car body for their clients, and sometimes the resulting have strange designs. 
For many years Ferrari has allowed certain coachbuilders to create a unique car for their clients, and sometimes the resulting got strange designs. (Picture from: TrendHunter)
Here are the first part of sixteen of the most strange Ferrari cars of all time, based on the time of the car making ranging from 1950 to 2000;

1. 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export ‘Uovo'
This Ferrari sports car is one-of-a-kind in the world, and is called Ferrari Uovo, or Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo' for its fullname. Well, indeed Ferrari Uovo has a unique looks and styling, or can be said to be eccentric. This car is a one-off project produced by an Italian coachbuilder named Carrozzeria Fontana based on a Ferrari 166MM classic car platform, after it crashed in its first attempt its original buyers, the Marzotto brothers.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export ‘Uovo'. (Picture from: SportscarDigest)
And the result is a unique car shaped like an egg, or 'Uovo' in Italian. Franco Reggiani who was the mastermind behind its special bodywork, and creating a shape he likened to that of a plane without wings. The good-looker sportscar powered by a 1.56-liter petrol engine that produces up to 186 horsepower of power, and launched for the first time in 1951.
 
2. 1956 Ferrari SuperAmerica 410
If we seen this unique-shaped car, there's a joke related with it. It's said the designers of Carrozzeria Ghia were drunk when designing the Ferrari SuperAmerica 410. This was unprecedented for a Ferrari design to share so many common elements with the 1950s American cars such as wrap-around windshield, heavy chrome bumper and grille, heavy chrome panel running along the waistline, and what’s this? Tailfins on a Ferrari?
1956 Ferrari SuperAmerica 410. (Picture from: Za-Rosa)
But in our opinion, this car is not too bad. Instead, this car is too pretty to use the 'Prancing Horse' logo. By referring to the design, the car is more appropriately referred to as an American car than the Italian car. In addition, at that time Ghia also known have designed several concept cars for Chrysler. For your info, this car It was the last time Ghia Carrozzeria would work for Ferrari models, and in 1970 the firm was acquired by Ford Motor Company.

3. 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Shooting Brake'
This was an example of the most beautiful Ferrari road cars was styled by an American, and then subsequently ruined by another America. It started by Tom Tjaarda while he was working for Pininfarina, penned the gorgeous Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 back in the 1960s.
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 'Shooting Brake'. (Picture from: MyCarQuest)
The design for this unique Ferrari 330 GT 'Shooting Brake' version came from the son of the US Ferrari importer with help from designer Bob Peak. Finally, the 330 was completely rebodied by an Italian-coachbuilder company owned by Alfredo Vignale, with only the original car’s windshield and part of its doors remaining. What a waste.

4. 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose'
Now, what we will discuss is one of the Ferrari classic cars that is included in the category but has an appearance that can be considered eccentric but still beautiful and elegant, it's the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose' is powered by a 4L Colombo V12 engine. How not, it became the one-of-a-kind Ferrari classic car after getting additional magic design touch from the famous Turin-based coachbuilder Pininfarina.
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Shark Nose,' (Picture from: Autoblog)
This unique classic car was originally purchased by a Texas oil barons, and was also noted car collector, and racing enthusiast, named John W. Mecom Jr. When this Ferrari's Coupe Series I arrived with a rare combination four-speed overdrive transmission system with rare quadruple headlights, in dark blue with a brown leather interior. Mecom then sent it back to Italy for modification, after completed as you can see today, it featured with the new shark-nose styled front grill, and also altered headlights.

5. 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 'Navarro'
Its “unique” body was commissioned from Drogo Carrozzeria Sports Cars by an Italian night club owner named Norbert Navarro. This prancing horse sted life began as a regular-production of 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, but Navarro wasn’t satisfied with its styling.
1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 'Navarro'. (Picture from: CarPixel)
Significant changes were made the vehicle’s original design. The front was lengthened and drooped and the rear features odd narrow fins running from the rear of the car to the roof. Thankfully, the car was unchanged mechanically.

6. 1968 Ferrari 275 P2 Speciale
It turns out that from the Ferrari 250 P race car was born later another no less famous sportscar called the Ferrari 275 P2, and it was newly from here that the unique shaped the Ferrari 275 P2 Speciale we are talking about was born in 1968. It came about after the donor car had accident and caught fire in late of the 1965, and turned out that the race car caught the attention of Luigi Chinetti Jr. to rebuild it.
1968 Ferrari 275 P2 Speciale. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
At the same time Coco Chinetti Jr. had managed to find a potential buyer, so he contacted his old friend Bob Peak to sketch a futuristic-styled 2-seater sportscar. After the car sketches finished, then the remained car sent to Italy to be built into new car by Giovanni Michelotti. The car is not only exotic featured with a pair of gull wing styled doors and is also quite comfortable to drive because it is powered by a 4-liter V12 engine.

7. 1969 Ferrari NART 365 Spyder Grintosa
Now we will discuss another unique car called the Ferrari NART 365 Spyder Grintosa ('Grintosa,' an Italian word translates to 'aggressive in a sporting fashion') which is reportedly special commissioned of Coco Chinetti Jr. in 1969. The unique car built in the Maranello-based Ferrari's plant and was one of the 10 (ten) Ferrari NART 365 Spyder models ever made and built based on the Ferrari 365 GTC which is said to have adopted a very futuristic design at the time.
1969 Ferrari 365 NART Spyder Grintosa. (Picture from: Conceptcarz)
The Ferrari NART 365 Spyder Grintosa was made for only one example, and is said to be an unattractive model among automotive enthusiasts (perhaps until now) because of its unusual shape and coud be said as the weird ones ever used on the prancing horse steds. As you can see from the very front which includes the nose/headlights, side vents, and a weird rear tire cover, maybe the car is the only Ferrari model that uses such a style.

8. 1974 Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato Convertible
In mid-1974, Luigi Chinetti, a former racer (as an official importer of the prancing horse logoed cars) commissioned Carrozzeria Zagato, the Milan-based renowned design house to bulid the Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato Convertible (the "Convertibile" is Italian for "Convertible") for one of his potential-clients in America.
1974 Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato Convortibile. (Picture from: TopCarRating)
The sports car which later became known as the Ferrari 330 GTC Zagato Convertibile was designed to be inspired by the Ferrari 3Z Spider, the Ferarri sports car model of the 1970s, although with some significant changes. The rear design of the 330 Convertibile is taller and heavier, without the downward slope of the original. The headlights are covered in an innovative plexiglass cover in a rectangular shape that is flush with the body. Meanwhile, the 330 Convertibile taillight cluster is also modified and hidden in a small niche.

Before you moved to the 2nd part of this article, what do you think about all of those cars mentioned above? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI | CLASSICDRIVER ]
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