Celebrating 70 years of the Prancing Horse
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari road cars – a milestone that will be marked by an incredible display of the 20 greatest cars ever to wear the Prancing Horse badge.
The cars, which together are conservatively valued at more than £120 million, will form one of the major attractions at next month’s London Classic Car Show (23-26 February) at ExCeL, London.
Among the greats confirmed are a 275 GTB, 250 California, 250 GT SWB, Daytona, Dino, an F40, 250 Lusso, an Enzo, and a revered 250 GTO, which on its own is worth more than £30 million – all of which have made their mark in the world of motorsport.
The special anniversary showcase – Classic Ferraris – is being curated by The London Classic Car Show together with renowned London-based performance car expert Joe Macari.
“With these spectacular machines on display, the centrepiece of the London Classic Car Show will be a veritable ‘red sea’ of Ferraris showing the evolution of the marque over its seven decades,” said event director Bas Bungish.
Classic Ferraris won’t be restricted to the 70th anniversary display either, as single-seaters, sports racers and modern supercars will be representing the marque in another of the show’s attractions, The Perfect Ten.
Fifty of the world’s most desirable classics under ten headings – saloon, coupé, convertible, sports car, supercar, hatchback, shooting break, sports racer, streamliner and single-seater – will be paraded along The Grand Avenue, a roadway that runs through the centre of the show.
New for this year is The Grand Avenue’s Open Paddock, allowing visitors to get even closer to the star cars. Meanwhile, another innovation is the Beaulieu Pop-up Autojumble. Top-class stalls will bring a flavour of the world-famous autojumble to London by selling classic car parts, books and magazines and motoring ephemera.
Now in its third year, the London Classic Car Show will feature more than 700 classic cars and this year incorporates a second show –Historic Motorsport International (HMI). This secondary event is dedicated to historic racing and rallying and will include 50th anniversary celebrations for the Ford DFV Grand Prix engine and the birth of Formula Ford.
Entry to the London Classic Car Show incorporates free entry to HMI, which will open its doors at 12 noon on Thursday, 23 February.