Race through 70 years of passion with Ferrari at London’s Design Museum
A major exhibition marking the marque’s 70th anniversary showcasing a large collection of Ferraris from 125S to the F40 models and Ferrari memorabilia at London’s Design Museum.
The Design Museum in London has opened its doors to welcome the public to view its specially-curated exhibits, consisting of a large collection of Ferraris and Ferrari memorabilia ever put together outside of Maranello, Italy.
As the marque celebrates its 70th anniversary, the themed exhibition “Ferrari: Under the Skin” features a large collection of 70 classic and contemporary Ferraris. The supercars are said to be worth a combined value of £140 million and that include a replica of a car model 1947 125 S, which was the very first Ferrari ever made.
Other similar exhibits include original sketches, handwritten letters from Enzo Ferrari himself, and trophies won from the numerous racing disciplines.
Keep a look out for the extraordinary cars on display with the greatest winning history, such as the 166MM; won the Mille Miglia and Le Mans in 1949, the 1962 250 GTO; considered the holy grail of classic Ferraris and the ability to fetch upwards of $30 million in auction, plus a commission work by Fiat’s chief, Gianni Agnelli to roll out a factory-built Ferrari Testarossa Spider (convertible).
Visitors will also get a chance to view photographs from Miles Davis, Clint Eastwood, Peter Sellers, Sammy Davis Jr and Brigitte Bardot and get up close to Michael Sch, umacher’s Ferrari F1-2000and Sir Sterling Moss’s 250 GT Berlinetta passo corto, which had won him the 1960 Tourist Trophy. Among others will also be on display.
Said co-curator Andrew Nahum, “Ferrari uses the subtle and often unseen techniques of automobile design, but with the utmost care and precision. The exhibition provides an insight into the history and practice of the whole private world of automotive design.”
It’s not all about a celebration of the brand’s power, this exhibition is a serious attempt to understand what makes a Ferrari special from a design perspective. And Sir Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum of the exhibition has this to say:
“I think I speak on behalf of millions of ambitious people of all ages that we have all at some point had delicious dreams of owning a Ferrari. The brand itself has become a worldwide symbol of design success, whether it is their road models or Grand Prix cars.”
The exhibition will run until April 2018.