A Rare Treat For A Short Time: Seeing Vintage Ferraris Up Close and Personal

It’s well-known that the Italian concept of speed combines perfect design and technology, especially when to comes to Ferrari. These cars are works of art that can be driven. So it is no wonder that a month-long exhibition of unique and antique Ferraris will be shown at Heather James Fine Art, in Palm Desert, California from November 21,2016 through January 30, 2017.  Called Ferrari and Futurists – An Italian Look at Speed, it showcases vintage Ferraris from the collection of Don Murray, built from 1950 to 1963.

The rare Ferraris on exhibit include:

Ferrari Inter Berlinetta, 1950

Ferrari Inter Berlinetta

One of 37 built, the 166 Inter was the first Ferrari produced for the road. The classic, simple, elegant and well-detailed bodies fitted on Ferrari chassis capture the combination of lightness and strength that define Ferraris of this era.

Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta, 1951

Ferrari America Berlinetta

While 23 examples of the 340 America were made, this particular car is one of two coupes built by Carrozzeria Touring, again, with lightweight bodywork.

Ferrari 250 GT Speciale PF, 1956

Ferrari 250 GT Speciale

The Ferrari 250 GT was the first Ferrari model planned for and built in ‘production’ series. This 250 GT, however is not one of those ‘production’ models, but rather a very special variation. Only four were built.

Ferrari 400 Superamerica, 1963

Ferrari 400 Superamerica

This model firmly placed Ferrari in the world of the expensive fast luxury GT, featuring a dramatic muscular coupe body called the ‘Coupe Aerodinamico.’ It was introduced in 1959 and only 47 were produced. Originally owned by Nelson Rockefeller, this coupe can achieve 100mph from zero in just over 17 seconds.

The Curator of the unusual show is Donald Osborne, who carries an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation of the American Society of Appraisers. He has shared his considerable automobile and Ferrari  knowledge with viewers on television in his regular feature on the CNBC Primetime show “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

Heather James Fine Art is located at 45188 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert. For more information, please visit www.heatherjames.com.

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