The Art of Rétromobile

Our friend Thomas from has supplied us with some 10 exceptional images from Rétromobile that best tell the Ferrari story.

Ferrari F40 LM from Salon Rétromobile 2016
1993 Ferrari F40 LM offered by J.D. Classics. Three owners since new, never raced and very limited use from new. Factory modified for competition by Michelotto including reinforced chassis, more aggressive bodywork, deeper larger front air dam, adjustable rear wing, stiffer suspension, uprated brakes, competition gearbox, wider wheels and specially prepared engine producing between 850-900bhp (almost 200bhp more than standard). Completely original, a truly Iconic car in superb original condition.
1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti at Salon Rétromobile
Paris – Friday 5 February 2016, shortly after 18h50, at the Retromobile Salon, Artcurial Motorcars, the collectors’ car department at Artcurial achieved the world record for a car sold at auction, under the gavel of Maitre Hervé Poulain. The iconic 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, from the Pierre Bardinon Collection was bought by an international bidder for 32 075 200 M€ / 24 693 782 M£ / 35 711 359 M$, including premium.
1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring Barchetta at 2016 Salon Rétromobile
RM’s Sotheby’s announced the addition of the 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring Barchetta, chassis no. 0116/A, to thier upcoming Monaco sale, returning 14. Chassis no. 0116/A was sold new in 1951 to Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, a noted World War II hero and successful businessman, who immediately entered it in the Le Mans 24 Hours, where it was run by Ferrari’s North American Racing Team founder and successful racer, Luigi Chinetti.
1978 Ferrari 512 BB at 2016 Salon Rétromobile
Offered by Fiskens, this evocative racing Ferrari hails from the well-known Garage Francorchamps, Belgium, that was owned by racing driver, Jacques Swaters. Swaters’s Garage Francorchamps, was Belgium’s Ferrari Concessionaire and in addition to this close relationship to the Italian marque, Swaters was team owner of both Ecurie Francorchamps and Ecurie Nationale Belge. Responsible for running some of the most legendary Ferrari racecars of the period, Swaters and his Ecurie Francorchamps team are one of the most synonymous names of Le Mans.
1952 Ferrari 250 Sport at the 2016 Salon Rétromobile
Tillack stand offering 1952 Ferrari 250 Sport 0156ET and 1951 Ferrari 212 Export 0161. Built specifically as a factory entry for the 1952 Mille Miglia, 0156ET was built on a modified 212 chassis with 225 style coachwork, and was the first to be powered by the new but unproven 3-liter Colombo V12 that would become a Ferrari mainstay for over a decade. Not only did 0156 win the Mille that year, but did so in stunning fashion. Giovanni Bracco was a talented amateur who had caught Enzo Ferrari’s attention when he finished second on a Lancia to “Gigi” Villoresi’s big 4.1 liter Ferrari in the 1951 Mille.
1970 Ferrari 512 S Coda Lunga at 2016 Salon Rétromobile
Scuderia Filipinetti 1970 Ferrari 512 S Coda Lunga
Ferrari 206 Dino Prototype at 2016 Salon Rétromobile
This is the Pininfarina prototype from which the famous 206, and 246 DINO Ferrari’s were born.
Artcurial couldn't find a new owner for this 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta chassis 4065GT. It is the very last SWB built before the 275 GTB began production.
Artcurial couldn’t find a new owner for this 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta chassis 4065GT. It is the very last SWB built before the 275 GTB began production. Artcurial says “The exceptional car on offer was the very last Ferrari 250 GT SWB berlinetta of 165 examples built. This steel-bodied car has never been raced, which has allowed it to remain in outstanding condition. It left the factory in January 1963 presented in dark blue with black leather interior, and was delivered a month later to Luigi Chinetti, the US importer. Chinetti sold the car to Otto Zipper Motors, in Santa Monica, California, who in turn sold it to its first owner Hastings Harcourt. In 1964 it passed to Chris Cord, who lived in Beverly Hills, and later to Keith Rogers in California.”
Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta 0014M at 2016 Salopn Rétropmobile
166MM from the Musée Automobile de la Sarthe. Painted to look like 0008M which won the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans as °22 with Chinetti and Klein. Chinetti personally owned this car for a considerable time before donating it to the museum.
1970 Ferrari 512M at 2016 Salon Rétromobile,
Fiskens offered this 1970 Ferrari 512M chassis 1002 and described it as “Presented with a remarkable history file and a Certificazione di Autenticita from Ferrari Classiche, 1002 represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional and seriously important ‘time capsule’ condition sports racing prototype. To step into the cockpit of 1002 is to step back in time to that glorious epoch of racing. How wonderful it would be for its new owner to take 1002 back to the Tour de France and the Le Mans Circuit. The stuff, we believe, that dreams are made of…”

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