Celebrate 70 Years of Excellence by Choosing Your Favorite Ferrari

Ferrari celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2017 and will be recognized during June’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Borro decided to mark the 70 years of Ferrari by highlighting a model from each decade of the Italian auto maker’s existence and asking our readers to choose their favorite Ferrari. That’s right, we want you to participate. If you know your favorite, vote right away. If need some guidance, review our summaries before voting. The choice is yours!

The 1940s – Ferrari 125 S

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If you’re wondering where it all started, well this is it. The Ferrari 125 S was the first car to be produced by Ferrari in 1947 that wore the Ferrari badge. It debuted at the Piancenza Race the same year. The engine is somewhat petite at 1.5 liter achieving 118 horsepower. Only 2 of these were built so they are extremely rare.

1950s – Ferrari 250 GT

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There are 13 variations of the 250 GT, some for road, some for races. This is the 150 GT California Spyder SWB and was produced towards the later part of the 1950s. fitted with a 3 liter V12 engine, this magnificent car is capable of achieving 276 horsepower. This particular 250 GT sold $15.2 million at the Pebble Beach auction in August 2016.

1960s – Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’

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This two-seat grand tourer was produced by Ferrari in 1968 and introduced at the Paris Auto Salon. It has a 4.4 liter V12 engine that allows the car to reach 60mph in 5.4 seconds. This silver Daytona was sold at auction by Gooding & Co for $715,000 at the Pebble Beach sale in 2016.

1970s – Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

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The 308 GT began production in 1973 and was introduced at the Paris Motor Show. It has a 3 liter engine that is capable of producing 255 horsepower. This 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 was sold for $63,000 by RM Sotheby’s in 2015.

1980s – Ferrari Testarossa

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In 1984, Ferrari began producing the Testarossa and made around 10,000 of these models, previewing it first at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. It holds a 4.9 liter engine that allows the car to reach 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 180mph. this Testarossa was sold for $255,750 at auction by Silverstone at the Race Retro Classic Car Sale in 2015.

1990s – Ferrari F50

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In 1995 the F50 was introduced. It is a two-seat roadster with a 4.7-liter engine that powers 109hp in order to reach 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds. Its top speed is 194mph. In January 2017, this Ferrari F50 sold for $3.1 million at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Arizona. It likely makes the list of many peoples’ favorite Ferrari.

The 2000s – Ferrari Enzo

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This Ferrari is named after the company’s founder, Enzo and began production in 2002. It is powered by a 6 liter engine that can produce 651 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 221 mph. The above 2005 Ferrari Enzo was sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s in 2015 for $6.1 million.

2010s – LaFerrari

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In 2013 a limited production began on this hybrid sports car by Ferrari. With a whopping 6.3-liter engine, this fantastic car can produce 789 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 217mph. It can also reach 0-60mph in under 3 seconds. In 2016, Mecum auctioned off this LaFerrari for $7 million, making it the most valuable 21st Century car ever sold at auction, of which the proceeds went to charity.

This completes our list of the top models from 70 years of auto making excellence. Have you decided on your favorite Ferrari? Don’t forget to vote in our poll!

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About the Author:

Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.