This blog is a running commentary about Modernism and Mid-Century Modern design and architecture, in conjunction with my website, ModusModern.com.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The Allure of the Automobile Exhibit at the High Part 17, the Ferrari 250 GT Comp Berlinetta
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Comp./ 61 Short-wheelbase Berlinetta
In the world of automotive racing the Ferrari 250 GT (Gran Turismo) exceeded expections. In an effort to improve handling Enzo Ferrari turned to Pininfarina to design a short wheel-base version which resulted in the 1961 250 GT Comp./ 61 Short-wheelbase Berlinetta (quite a mouthful!). Quite the beauty - sorry about the lack of photos. The High had this one tucked away into a room where I could only get shots from the front. I tried the "wide swing" to get an angle shot and it was just too blurry.
Next up the last car (at last!): 1953 Porsche 550 Prototype