No gathering of historic cars would be complete without a selection from Maranello, and the Revival is no exception. Prancing Horses covering nearly 20 years of production were in attendance.
Staking a claim to the newest car at the show is the Ferrari 512S. This prototype race car from 1970 appears within the Earls Court display dedicated to Steve McQueen, and sits within a display depicting his 1971 film, ‘Le Mans’.
At the other end of the scale is the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export ‘Uovo’. This one-off car was designed by Franco Reggiani for Count Giannino Marzotto, featuring unique body work intended to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible.
For many, Ferrari is synonymous with F1, and the Ferrari 1512 in the Glover Trophy event is a perfect example. Featuring a 1.5-litre flat-12 engine, the 1512 may not have been as successful as its V8 158 sibling – it only scored two podiums in two seasons – but it certainly has the right sound!
In among the Revival Winners category is one of the most beautiful Ferraris ever made. The 500 TRC, in its eye-catching light-blue over red livery, is among the first of the cars to bear the “Testa Rossa” name, adapted by Ferrari engineers to meet Appendix C of the sports car regulations – hence the TRC name.
Of course the Kinrara Trophy is where you’ll find the majority of the Revival’s Ferraris. The 250 GTO would make it onto most people’s lottery lists (although recent sales might need a second lottery win), along with the equally pretty 250 GT SWB. However, rivalling the GTO for top honours is the 250 GT SWB “Breadvan”. This is the car that won Friday’s Kinrara Trophy, and which stands out from the crowd even among all of Ferrari’s offerings.