Concorso Ferrari - Los Angeles 2005

A group of fine and rare Ferraris were on show last Sunday in Century City, Los Angeles, when the Ferrari Club of America hosted an exclusive Ferrari Concours. More than 100 cars were displayed in a closed off street which, combined with the Californian weather, created a real Sunday treat for the classic car enthusiast.

Judging took place with the cars split into 10 classes, including the very earliest (some with racing history), ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Production V12 cars as well as Contemporary cars through to the F430 and 612 Scaglietti.

Some of the finest Ferraris in the world were entered although more modern supercars, such as the F430 and Enzo, created the most attention from the casual bystander. The special excitement for the cognoscenti was delivered by rare examples from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The 250GT, in many different versions of bodywork and engine tune, was Ferrari’s staple production GT car of this period being suitable for both street and racing use. Present on Sunday was this car in its ultimate form, the 1962 Ferrari 250GTO, as well as three Ferrari 250GT SWBs, the silver one shown here valued at $US2.8 million. There was also a very rare 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB bodied by Bertone, and 1953 Ferrari 250MM Berlinetta in the colours of the Carrera Panamericana Mexican road-race of the period.

Bigger-engined cars included a 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica and a 1959 Ferrari 400 Superamerica - a special design by Pininfarina with the unusual ‘square’ grille. Single-seater fans were treated to a 1952 Ferrari 625 F1 and delicious 1955 Lancia-Ferrari D50.

The Southwest Region is a division of the Ferrari Club of America, the largest Ferrari enthusiasts club in the United States. Benefits of membership include exciting track events, an internationally recognized concours d’elegance, and a variety of social activities.

For more information, please visit www.fca-sw.org

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Text: Benjamin Knapp Voith
Photos: Classic Driver


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