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Ferrari’s 70 icons: 1962-1967

By Scott Newman/Chris Thompson, 20 Mar 2017 Features

Ferrari’s 70 icons: 1962-1967

Special liveries revealed to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th birthday

Ferrari turns the ripe old age of 70 this year.

To celebrate the occasion, the most famous of all car makers has released 70 liveries which will be applied just once to each model in the current range: California T, 488 GTB and Spider, GTC4 Lusso and F12 Berlinetta.

There are no mechanical modifications, with each car identified by its unique paintwork, 70th Anniversary logo and ID plate with the name of the model that inspired it. Nonetheless, in the current collector car market, no doubt Ferrari aficionados will be clambering over one another in an effort to secure these models.

Below you’ll find the 10 liveries inspired by Ferrari models from 1962-1967. Let us know your favourite in the comments below.

31. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTOThe legendary 250 GTO holds the record for most expensive car ever sold at auction, with Bonhams shifting one in 2014 for a nifty US$38.115m (AU$49,553,764m). The 280 km/h  prancer probably won’t ever see top speed again with that price tag, but it’s been honoured with a classic-red retro livery, with an Italian flag striped down the middle.

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32. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta LussoWhat’s cooler than a Ferrari? The answer is Steve McQueen’s Ferrari. The Lusso is the road-focused cousin of the Berlinetta, and this chocolate brown example belonged to the Bullitt star and all-round King of Cool.

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso retro livery 32

33. 1964 Ferrari 158 F1

1964 Ferrari 158 F1Nineteen-sixty-four saw the late John Surtees drive this 158 F1 to earn himself the title of World Champion. The white and blue livery came about when Ferrari decided to enter the Formula 1 that year with its US importer, NART, as a protest against race authorities not homologating its 250 LM.

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34. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM

1964 Ferrari 250 LMThis car is responsible for Ferrari’s most recent 24 Hours of Le Mans race win… in 1965. It was the year before the Ford GT40 started its four-in-a-row championship streak. Legend has it that relief driver Ed Hugus had a cheeky fang in the car during the race when Jochen Rindt couldn’t be found, despite this being grounds to disqualify the team.

Ferrari 488 GTB retro livery 34

35. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO blueThe 250 GTO love continues with this racer, a participant in the 1962 12 Hours of Sebring with Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien at the wheel, though its debut appearance was overshadowed by a car just like the one they had driven the year before, the 250 Testa Rossa.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta retro livery 35

36. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB CompetizioneWith only 14 prototypes ever built, the 275 Competizione is said to have been designed as a new Berlinetta, before Enzo decided to can it. The models which had already been built were reworked for racing, and did so reasonably well with 3.3-litre V12s, good for 282km/h.

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37. 1965 Ferrari 365 P2

1965 Ferrari 365 P2Only six 365 P2s were built for customers, with this one going on to win the Kyalami 9 Hours in ’65 and ’66, and the Trophée d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand in 1966 under David Piper Racing. A 4.4-litre SOHC V12 was just capable of cracking three-hundo.

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38. 1966 Ferrari 330 GTS

1966 Ferrari 330 GTSPinninfarina’s clean-cut 330, seen here in spider guise, is a bit ‘cuter’ than a lot of its relatives, but that was the going thing in the ’60s. Though it was relatively heavy at 1200kg, 242km/h was still possible thanks to 4.0 litres under the hood.

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39. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS4 NART Spider

1967 Ferrari 275 GTS4 Nart SpiderOnly 10 NART Spiders were built, with the intention of appealing to the US, so finding one today would require a lot of time, effort, and a bank account figure one could confuse with an international phone number. A nifty addition to the GTB4 over its predecessor (and the origin of the number ‘4’ in its name) is the four overhead camshafts, two per bank.

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40. 1967 Ferrari 350 Can Am

1967 Ferrari 350 Can AmEvolved from the 330 P4, the 350 Can Am was built onto a new tubular fibreglass chassis, keeping its weight down to 700kg. As a result, this 353kW piece of kit could reach 315km/h.

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View more 70th Anniversary limited edition liveries inspired by past Ferrari models.