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The Ferrari Americas are maybe a bit obscured due to their low production totals, and coming out of Maranello at around the same time as the 250s, Daytona, etc. But I think they are some of the purest Ferraris, and most classically beautiful cars ever designed. I added the BBR 1967 365 California a few months ago and am still in love with it, and now I also got a relatively good deal on its predecessor, the 1964 500 Superfast.

BBR made this after chassis 5951 SF, which is painted in this unbelievably gorgeous shade of blue. It was the very first 500 Superfast that made its world debut in Geneva in 1964, and has appeared at shows in Europe ever since, BBR calls this the "2013 Villa d'Este" version. Calling it a beautiful model wouldn't be enough, this is an easy 10/10, this and the 365 California just steal the show. If they had opening parts and detailed engines, they would probably be the best models in my collection. Either way, 2 absolute gems, that I honestly feel truly fortunate to have. Enjoy the photos 馃槃











































 

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Love the 500. I just added a BBR 500 recently, in Pino Verde. It might be my favorite classic Ferrari they have made. Yours is a great color combo, the light blue with tan interior is a very classy look. Love the trio you put together.
 
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Love the 500. I just added a BBR 500 recently, in Pino Verde. It might be my favorite classic Ferrari they have made. Yours is a great color combo, the light blue with tan interior is a very classy look. Love the trio you put together.
Thank you Jon, I remember your post about the green 500. That鈥檚 actually the Superfast Speciale, which as you may know, is a Superfast body on a 330 GT 2+2. These Ferrari GTs look great in green, but I鈥檓 so attached to them in blue.
 

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Thank you Jon, I remember your post about the green 500. That鈥檚 actually the Superfast Speciale, which as you may know, is a Superfast body on a 330 GT 2+2. These Ferrari GTs look great in green, but I鈥檓 so attached to them in blue.
Cheers. Yeah, mine was based on a uniquely built car for a customer. It also had a front bench seat, I think. I really like green, but I still enjoy blue. Pretty much, anything other than red!
 
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It's an extraordinary BBR the 500 Superfast, and like you Mike I picked up the same special edition. Whilst the 250 series of classic Ferraris get most of the pundits, I love the superfast / superamerica series as they were the ultimate GTs of the time and built in tiny numbers - each being different to the next. Ferrari were very discerning at the time, as to who could order one with mainly Royals, celebrities and captains of industry being selected owners of such exclusive vehicles.

Whilst I have no tattoos, if I was ever tempted to mark my skin I would elect the Pinnifarina / Ferrari flags as displayed on the boot lid - such an awesome detail
 
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