Aside from the fact that they both make cars, the Italian luxury automaker and the Ford Motor Company don’t have all that much in common with each other. Where Ferrari deals almost exclusively in high-end, extremely pricey sports cars and other toys for the wealthy, Ford is a much more populist company that caters to drivers of every income level, and, therefore, has a much wider and more diverse customer base.
The difference between these two companies, however, hasn’t stopped one West Hollywood, California classic car dealer from combining their vehicles together in one of the most interesting and unexpected cars we’ve seen in a long, long time.
When Ferrari Met Ford
According to the advertisement on ClassicCars.com, this interesting Ferrari/Ford mashup was built from the pieces of multiple cars. Namely, it combines the chassis of a 1932 Ford with a turbocharged Ferrari V8 engine.
Even people who aren’t all that familiar with the internal workings of automobiles could tell you that this is far from a normal combination—Ferrari’s vehicles have a reputation for overwhelming power and cutting edge design, whereas cars from the first half of the last century are looked upon as relics that were only capable of producing what today seems a comically low amount of horsepower—and, yet, the combination works, in its own strange way.
We have a few more details on the vehicle’s makeup. As mentioned above, the chassis is taken from a 1932 Ford vehicle, which is made from early fiberglass and features an independent rear suspension. The rear of the car includes 15-inch disc brakes with four-piston calipers, while the front features a drop axle and aluminum drum obscuring the front disc brakes.
The wheels are 18 inches, and the vehicle rides on KW racing shocks. Additionally, the car features power windows, pop-up doors, and a steel grille with a high-capacity aluminum radiator.
In tribute to the Ferrari side of the mashup vehicle’s parentage, the body is painted satin red and features the iconic Prancing Horse logo on the wheel hubs and cowls. The 3.0-liter, 1989 vintage Ferrari V8 engine is twin-turbocharged to provide an incredibly impressive 950 horsepower, and it includes Mishimoto intercoolers. Inside the vehicle, you’ll find a full roll cage, leather bucket seats, and a 5-point safety harness.
If this description sounds like something you’d be interested in, you’d better be prepared to pay a hefty price. The current asking price is a whopping $250,000, though the seller has added the caveat that it will accept a lower offer if no one wants to shell out that much money for his unique creation. Given that the seller is asking a price that would be enough to buy a house in some markets, most of us will have to settle for admiring this interesting mashup from afar.
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