Ferrari’s 70 icons: 1967-1980

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 1967-1980. Let us know your favourite in the comments below.

41. Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione

1967 Ferrari Dino 206 CompetizioneThis Pinninfarina concept, similar to the Dino 206 GT, takes a striking departure from Ferrari’s usual design language, resulting in wings, fins, spoilers and a lot of rounded glass. The fun continues inside, with black leather and electric blue carpets, which have been recreated in the modern iterations.

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42. 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB4 ‘Daytona’

1970 Ferrari  365 GTB4 DaytonaThe unofficial Daytona name is said to have come from Ferrari’s triple podium win in the ’67 Daytona 24-Hour, and the colour of the modern livery is named ‘Blu Nart’, a nod to Ferrari’s North America Racing Team. This almost-American Ferrari packs a 259kW 4.4 under the hood.

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43. 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

1971 Ferrari Azzurro Dino 246 GTWith half the usual cylinders, this Dino was surprisingly fast with a top of 235km/h. Its 2.4-litre six knocked out a modest 143kW, but the two-seater only weighed 1080km dry.

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44. 1971 Ferrari 312 B F1

1971 Ferrari 312 B Red Boxer F1Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, Mario Andretti, and Ignazio Giunti all had a go in the driver’s seat of a 312 B. They would have experienced the thrill of 331kW in a machine weighing about as much as your right shoe.

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45. 1971 Ferrari 512 M ‘Sunoco’

1971 Ferrari 512 M ‘Sunoco’This 512, with Sunoco racing livery, was owned by Roger Penske who bought it for endurance racing. A 449kW 5.0-litre V12 meant the car had a top of 310km/h, so hitting the limiter in fifth would have been a challenge.

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46. 1971 Ferrari 65 GTC4

1971 Ferrari 365 GTC4Brown, beige, and tartan. Not modern by any standards, but quite a stylish car for its time. The modern GTC4 Lusso still shares some styling with its predecessor, and Ferrari has emphasised this with its reimagining of this very ‘70s colour scheme.

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47. 1971 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

1971 Ferrari 365 GT4 BBWith a new engine and a new layout, the 365 GT4 BB was a turning point for Ferrari. A 12-cylinder boxer in a mid-engine layout marked a change from its previous FR tradition, sparking a change in nickname from ‘Daytona’ to ‘Boxer’.

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48. 1972 Ferrari 312 P

1972 Ferrari 312 PAnother flat-12, the engine in the ’72 312 P was good for 331kW which, when mounted in a car weighing 585kg including liquids, could hit 320km/h. It was also the first model to consist of self-extinguishing material.

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49. 1975 Ferrari 312 T

1975 Ferrari 312 TNiki Lauda drove this 312 T to great success, winning four of five races in ’75 and going on to secure a championship win by finishing third at Monza, while teammate Clay Regazzoni took the top spot and made Scuderia Ferrari’s fifth win for the season.

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50. 1980 Ferrari 308 GTS

1980 Ferrari 308 GTSThe perfect car to break into the 1980s, the 308 GTS is most famous for being moustachioed Magnum PI’s preferred mode of transport. The transverse 3.0-litre V8 made only 188kW, but the 308 was light, weighing only 1090kg sans-Sellick.

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