Ferrari’s 70 icons: 1957-1961

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Ferrari turns the ripe old age of 70 this year.

To celebrate the occasion, the most famous of all car makers has released 70 liveries which will be applied just once to each model in the current range: California T, 488 GTB and Spider, GTC4 Lusso and F12 Berlinetta.

There are no mechanical modifications, with each car identified by its unique paintwork, 70th Anniversary logo and ID plate with the name of the model that inspired it. Nonetheless, in the current collector car market, no doubt Ferrari aficionados will be clambering over one another in an effort to secure these models.

Below you’ll find the 10 liveries inspired by Ferrari models from 1957-1961. Let us know your favourite in the comments below.

21. 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Scaglietti Spider

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Scaglietti SpiderAfter Ferrari’s previous 500, the TR, didn’t comply with 1957’s C-section regulations of the International Sporting Code, the TRC was created to conform to requirements. At 680kg, it’s no surprise the 500 TRC only needed a 2.0-litre four-banger to top its class in Sebring and Le Mans in ’57.

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22. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spider Scaglietti 

1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa 250 ScagliettiNot only was the 250 Testa Rossa’s chassis similar to the 500 TRC, but this one also had a similar livery to one, seen here on Ferrari’s current California T.

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23. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Testa RossaThis livery comes from a car which drew inspiration from its livery from a yacht. The car was driven by Ed Hugus in the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring to little success, with 7th place and a DNF respectively.

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24. 1957 Ferrari 250 California Scaglietti Spider LWB

1957 Ferrari 250 California Scaglietti Spider LWBAnother 250, but this time one designed for the US. This open top cousin to the Berlinetta only exists in the form of 50 examples ever built, with the celebratory livery drawn from a car featuring a navy base, silver top, and red leather interior.

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25. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta

1958 Ferrari 250 GT BerlinettaThis Berlinetta continued Ferrari’s racing tradition, retaining the Tour de France nickname of its predecessor. It also took performance up a notch, with a top speed of 268km/h.

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26. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Pininfarina

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe PininfarinaThis GT Coupe features Rosso Bordeaux paintworkon its body, with Grigio Conchiglia on the roof. While the modernised interior likely features less vinyl than the original, its paintwork stays true to its muse.

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27. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo CortoAs variants of cream and maroon were popular in the ’50s and ’60s, the 27th of Ferrari’s retro liveries is drawn from another of the many 250s which have inspired modern tributes.

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28. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo CortoThis particular livery comes from the 250 driven by Sterling Moss who took it to three victories, one being the 1961 Tourist Trophy. The modern recreation features the horizontal hood stripe, as well as Moss’ number 7 on the door.

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29. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB Competizione 

 

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB CompetizioneThe Società Esercizio Fabbriche Automobili e Corse (SEFAC) Hot Rod is a 250 special edition named for Ferrari’s restructuring as a public corporation. The blue racing stripe and number 14 from this particular SEFAC Hot Rod have made their way onto the recreated livery.

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30. 1961 250 GT BERLINETTA SWB

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWBThis livery comes from a car once owned by guitar-god Eric Clapton, gunmetal grey and finished in a Bordeaux racing stripe to match the interior leather.

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