Designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, Lamborghini Marzal is a concept car which made its debut at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.
Although it ultimately remained a one-off – though the general shape and many of the ideas would later be used in the Lamborghini Espada – the Marzal is one of the definitive cars of the post-War coachbuilding industry that was dominated by the ever-expressive italians.
Broad Ferrari histories often give short shrift to some of the marque’s most fascinating early sports racers, many of which occupy truly unique cross-sections of Maranello design and competition history.
Such is the case with the 410 Sport Berlinetta, of which only four examples were built in 1955, with the specific intent of winning the notorious Carrera Panamericana road race.
The Phantom Corsair was a marvel of futuristic design when it was shown publicly for the first time in 1938. The uniquely laid out body gave it seating for 6 but only 2 doors and 2 windows either side, giving it a beautiful, clean profile and leaving it still looking futuristic, even 70+ years later.
The prototype automobile was designed in 1938 by Rust Heinz (of the H. J. Heinz family) and Maurice Schwartz of the California based Bohman & Schwartz coach building company.
This 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale was sold recently for $26,400,000. The reason for this value is due to the car’s rarity, historical significance and racing pedigree.
Despite the fact that the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale was designed from the start to be a Le Mans winner, only 1 of the 3 cars made actually raced at the French circuit, where it finished 3rd over all – beating many of the prototype-class cars and setting a record for the best finish by a front-engined car.
The Corvette Stingray was a privately funded concept car that formed a basis for the second (C2) generation Corvette Sting Ray. The Stingray racer-concept car was designed by Pete Brock, the youngest designer to work at GM at that time, Bill Mitchell, GM Vice President of styling, and Larry Shinoda in 1957. The basis of the Stingray was the 1957 Corvette SS, a stillborn racing project.