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The legendary Ferrari Breadvan is making a contemporary comeback

If you’ve been to a major historic motorsport meeting such as the Goodwood Revival or Le Mans Classic, you’ll have most likely spied the outlandish Ferrari 250 GT ‘Breadvan’ hurtling around, hell for leather. Now, a London design house is building a modern-day interpretation based on the 550…

Return of the world’s most beautiful bread carrier

The so-called Breadvan Hommage will be based on Ferrari 550 Maranello underpinnings and built by Niels van Roji Design, the London-based design house responsible for the Tesla Model S Shooting Brake. While you might consider the idea of cutting a perfectly good example of Ferrari’s elegant V12 Grand Tourer sacrilege, Niels van Roji appears to be going about the task both fastidiously and with great sympathy for the design and soul of the 1990s coupé. The renderings are certainly striking and appear to capture the primary quirks of the Giotto Bizzarrini-designed Breadvan such as the prominent nostrils, gills aft of the C pillar, and abrupt Kamm tail, albeit in contemporary fashion. Expect a full-size clay model to appear in the near future and the finished coach-built car in the autumn. 

Photos: Niels van Roji Design 

You can find a selection of conventional Ferrari 550 Maranellos listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.