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World’s Only 4-Door Ferrari Is Up for Grabs

When Pininfarina celebrated 50 years of existence, the Italian-design studio created a unique concept car. The result was so good Enzo Ferrari even considered turning it into a production model but eventually dropped the idea. There’s only one in the world, and its current owner has decided to sell it.
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In just a couple of words, we’re looking at a front-engined, 4-door sport sedan that is powered by a 4.8-liter FI Flat-12 engine. The prototype was created at Pininfarina’s studio, on a donor Ferrari 400GT chassis. It was unveiled by Sergio Pininfarina himself at the 1980 Turin Auto Show and was accepted with acclaim.

Since the Prancing Horse was not ready for a sedan, the Ferrari Pin was sold to Jacques Swaters, a Belgian racing driver turned businessman and a car collector who ran a prominent privateer Ferrari endurance and sportscar racing team.

Fans had the chance to see it again at the 2005 Essen Motor Show when the Italian-design house celebrated its 75th-anniversary. Three years later the one of a kind Ferrari was sold by RM Auctions on behalf of Swaters for €176,000 ($195,140 at the current exchange rate). The tech details
The new owner didn’t only want to restore it, but he aimed to make it a running car. An engineering team led by Mauro Forghieri, who had been Ferrari’s chief engineer during the 1960s and 1970s, took care of the project. In March 2010, some 30 years after its first appearance, the car ran again.

Ever since, the Ferrari Pinin participated in several international competitions and was exhibited at more than one museum. Listed at $759,000, according to Hemmings, the one of a kind Prancing Horse is equipped with two engines: the original, which is not running, and a carbureted flat-12 5L unit providing the motivation.

 
 
 
 
 

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