There is only one Ferrari. The name is legend. What is now known as Ferrari S.p.A. began in pre-war Italy in 1929, in the small town of Maranello, by a man named Enzo Ferrari. The son of a carpenter, Enzo went into the automobile business after his family’s business collapsed. He raced for Alfa Romeo and ran their motorsports team before opening up his own shop, then known as Scuderia Ferrari (aka “Ferrari Stable.”) In 1940 they produced their first racecar, the Tipo 815, and in 1947 introduced the 125 S, their first production “street car” — albeit one powered by a V12 engine. Things moved quickly from there.
Since then Ferrari’s name has grown to become synonymous with superlative performance. They have more wins in Formula 1 than any other manufacturer. Their cars are more coveted by collectors than any other marque. Last year a 250 GTO sold for $52 million via private sale, while another sold for $32 million via auction; both are world records. And in August, a 375 Mille Miglia Scaglietti became the first post-war vehicle to take home Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance’s “Best In Show” award since 1968. It was the first Ferrari ever to claim the ultra prestigious award, but surely not the last.
In honor of this great marque, we decided to collect 31 of our favorite Prancing Horses from the history of the Ferrari Stables, and show them off here. While we decided to focus on streetcars, not strictly racecars, there certainly are many vehicles here that paid their dues on the track — many earning laurel wreaths along the way. The list isn’t in any particular order, but we have early roadsters, proof-of-life prototypes, design concepts, mindboggling supercars and of course many GTs. We even threw in a Ferrari station wagon (yes, a station wagon!) for good measure. But enough talk — let’s get to breaking down AskMen’s 31 greatest Ferraris of all time. Enjoy!