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To celebrate and mark Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, the legendary manufacturer looked to its 'Tailor-Made' (Fatto so Misura) department to showcase its capabilities, rather than producing a limited-edition model, as they had done on previous occasions with cars such as the F40. The Tailor-Made programme continues a longstanding Maranello tradition which began in the 1950s and 60s, a time when clients personalised their cars as a matter of course and enjoyed huge freedom when it came to materials, colours and finish. The result was genuinely unique cars tailored to suit the desires of each individual owner.
Using their existing model range; the F12, GTC/4 Lusso, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, and the California T, seventy varied liveries and specifications were designed representing models or individual cars from Ferrari's illustrious history. Each of the 70 liveries and specifications was applied to only one car, meaning that each car was unique, in the correct sense of the word, making them hugely desirable.
One such example is the car offered here, a 2018 Ferrari California 'T' sporting 'Livery number 54' in Bianco Italia paintwork with Giallo Modena and Rosso Corsa stripes. Known as ‘Celebrating an Anniversary’ the inspiration for this car came from the 1987 Ferrari F40, chassis #80742, which was driven to Italian GT Championship victory in 1993 by Marco Brand and went on to become the most successful F40 in history and the only F40 to have won an FIA Championship.
Aside from its subtle, but stunning colour scheme, this limited-edition California 'T' sports other desirable options such as; red brake callipers, carbon exterior sill kicks, special handling package, aluminium driver and passenger footrests, Navtrak anti-theft system, and fully electric seats.
This UK-supplied, right-hand drive car has only covered 78 delivery miles and presents in sublime condition. The commemorative plaque shows the car is 1 of 1. Any low production or limited-edition Ferrari is likely to remain sought after, probably for ever, but these 70th Anniversary, Tailor-Made cars with their unique liveries and specifications are even more special.