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Paint The Town Rosso with Ferrari!


by Crystal Tay

In 1907, Prince Scipione Borghese, an Italian aristocrat, emerged first in the Peking to Paris race with a red Itala car. In his honour, Italy subsequently adopted the red color as its official racing color.  

The choice of red for Ferraris as a customary Italian racing color was however, not determined by Enzo Ferrari himself. Red was the color assigned to all Italian Grand Prix race cars in the early years of auto racing by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and teams of Italy would thereafter have their race cars from renowned car brands such as - apart from Ferrari -  Alfa Roemo, Maserati, Lancia and Abarth entered in red since the 1920s.

These race cars would largely be painted in a specific shade of red, Rosso Corsa (#CC0000), also known as Racing Red, widely acknowledged as the established national racing red of Italy for a long time. Even when the prospect of the color has wavered for other brands in years to come, Ferrari has always stuck to the traditional choice of red through their championships. For this reason, Ferrari has always had the common association with the color and carried along with them its historical significance to be recognized a classic - even though the shades of red do vary.

2018 Ferrari Portofino. Image Courtesy of Motor Trend

In most cultures, red is a color that is associated with luck, prosperity and wealth. Red is audacious and fearless yet retains an element of class and elegance. Red is a pop of color emerging through our era of monochrome car trends that will definitely turn heads!

So to hopefully rev your desire to own one, we picked out the Top 5 Red Ferraris on Luxglove that are available for sale. To register your interest or for more information, click on the cars below!

1992 Ferrari Testarossa. Available here!

1992 Ferrari Testarossa

The Pininfarina-designed Ferrari Testarossa is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferarri. Heavily revised sinced its debut at the 1984 Paris Auto Show in shape and performance, the 1992 model, also known as the 512TR, still astonish patrons and the public with its sharp lines, deceptively wide stance, and wild ‘cheese grater’ side strakes.

In amazing condition and serviced regularly.

Year: 1992
Horsepower: 315kW/422bhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Dimensions: 4486mm x 1976mm x1135mm

1985 Ferrari 328 GTB. Available here!

1985 Ferrari 328 GTB

The 308 series had won universal acclaim from both customers and critics, and its natural evolution continued with the 328 GTB, a berlinetta fitted with the new 3.2-litre version of the V8. This new engine (again featuring four valves per cylinder) produced a specific output of 85 bhp per litre, compared with 82 for the 4-valve version of the 308.

Year: 1985
Horsepower: 201kW/270bhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Dimensions: 4255mm x 1730mm x 1128mm

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS LHD. Available here!

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS LHD

The Dino is a connoisseur’s Ferrari. It is brisk to thrill while offering old-school steering feedback and driving pleasure. And it looks simply gorgeous.  Our 1972 Ferrari Dino is maintained to the highest of standards and is ready to enjoy with original tools, jack and books. 

Year: 1972
Horsepower: 143kW/192bhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Dimensions: 4235mm x 1700mm x 1135mm

1975 Ferrari 308 GT4. Available here!

1975 Ferrari 308 GT4

Year: 1975
Horsepower: 179kW/240hp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Dimensions: 4488mm x 1800mm x 1180mm

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Coupe Pininfarina. Available here!

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE

This particularly exquisite vintage Ferrari is the 265th unit produced in the first of three series, of which 954 units were ever produced. It maintains its original Ferrari Red exterior and black interior, with a chassis type 508 E and engine type 128 E. 

More information can be found here.

Year: 1961
Horsepower: 173kW/232bhp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Dimensions: 4699mm x 1778mm x 1359mm

For enquiries, please drop us an email at hello@luxglove.com.


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