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Meet all 70 of Ferrari’s limited-edition anniversary liveries

At the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari showcased five of its new limited-edition liveries to mark the imminent 70th anniversary of its first road car. Here are all 70 schemes in their heritage-inspired glory – along with a look at the legendary machines from which they take their colour palettes...

A total of 350 cars will leave Maranello with a 70th anniversary livery, with each being available once for each of five chosen core models: California T, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F12TdF and GTC4Lusso. Taking inspiration from a single example from Ferrari’s back catalogue (from the 125 S of 1947 to the 458 Speciale A of 2014), some translate onto modern metal better than others, as you’ll see in the gallery above. In any case, all 350 specials were sold before the covers even came off the show cars in Paris, as were all 200 examples of the LaFerrari Aperta revealed on the same stand.

From strength in numbers...

Each colour comes from a specific example of a particular model, whether it be a famous bespoke scheme (such as the 375 MM tribute named ‘The Ingrid’, and ‘The McQueen’, which takes inspiration from the King of Cool’s brown 250 SWB) or a memorable racing livery (see ‘The Lauda’, inspired by Niki’s 312T, or ‘The Stirling’, which celebrates Moss’s Goodwood-winning 250 SWB). For the more recent automotive muses, even memorable launch colours have been put on a pedestal. two-tone triumphs

Among our favourites of all are the 500 Mondial-inspired ‘The Heartthrob’, the two-tone tributes to the 166 MM and 340 America Speciale commissioned by Gianni Agnelli – respectively called ‘The Agnelli’ and ‘The Patriarch’ – and ‘The Fangio’, whose red paintwork with blue-and-yellow noseband works particularly well on all models. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether the asymmetrical seat colours, as per the David Piper Racing tribute named ‘The Green Jewel’, are quite as successful inside a modern production car as they might have been in a golden-era racer.

Photos: Ferrari / Rémi Dargegen and Tom Shaxson for Classic Driver

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