In the beginning there were Ferraris for the race track only. These machines, brutally powerful but too savagely primitive for anyone but the most daring and experienced of drivers, were efficient only at accomplishing what they were designed for - winning races. This was in the late forties. By the early fifties, Ferrari's reputation had already grown into a legend - a legend demanding that it be shared by many more than just the handful of drivers who raced the red machines. Enzo Ferrari, seeing an opportunity to finance his growing racing activities, now decided to take advantage of this demand. He began offering his cars for sale to the public. But this still meant that only a privileged few could enjoy them - the first customers were royalty and industrialists; and the cars were still handcrafted in very limited numbers, still virtually race cars, thinly disguised in graceful bodies. It was not until the late fillies that Ferrari began producing cars in larger numbers and according to modern assembly-line methods. Although never available In mass, now there were finally Ferraris for the road - magnificent touring machines designed with comfort and reliability in mind.
Albaco SKU#: zb080
Prod # / ISBN: 879381175
Author: Henry Rasmussen
Brand / Manufacturer: MBI
Description: Hard Cover
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