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Robb Design Portfolio: Tempting Proposition

1965 Ferrari 250 LM Pininfarina Stradale Speciale Powered by a 3.3-liter V-12 mounted longitudinally aft of the driver, the 250 LM was Ferrari’s first mid-engine GT. The company envisioned a competition successor to the aging 250 GTO, but the LM never received homologation, and ultimately Ferrari produced only 32 examples.   If rarity is a […]

A Sculptor Captures the Essence of Ferrari’s GTO at Pebble Beach

Every August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance offers automobile admirers the opportunity to see the world’s best examples of motorized sculpture. Among the featured marques to be celebrated this year is the Ferrari 250 GTO, arguably the most desirable sports car ever made. In addition to the cars themselves, the sculpture of noted artist Richard […]

Prancing Horse Trading

If you owned one of the world’s most coveted cars, one of the only three dozen Ferrari 250 GTOs ever made, what would it take for you to willingly part with it? Would the chance to acquire another 250 GTO plus 20 other Ferraris of various vintages be sufficient enticement? Early last year, a Northern […]

Robb Design Portfolio: Last of the Gentlemen Racers

1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta The long-lived and wide-ranging 250 series, which included Ferraris as disparate as the racing GTO and the luxurious Lusso, the signature model was the 250 GT SWB (short wheelbase) Berlinetta. The car’s iconic status was affirmed in August when the 50th anniversary of its competitive debut was celebrated at […]

Robb Design Portfolio: Ritzy, Glitzy Spider

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB “The client is not always right,” Enzo Ferrari once remarked. However, in 1957, when Hollywood, Calif., Ferrari dealer John von Neumann requested that Ferrari build a versatile car that could conquer the road as easily as it competed on the track, the Italian sports-car manufacturer conceded that this customer […]