Italian Stallion

When it comes to status, speed and style (not to mention resale price), Ferrari is a champion

Considered the ultimate boy's toy, the Ferrari represents the pinnacle of success, for those willing to pay the price. It has been a collector's item for wealthy Italians like Gianni Agnelli and Roberto Rossellini and European royalty such as Baron de Rothschild and the Aga Khan. After Hollywood gave it a starring role in The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968, a legion of iconic owners, including Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and Steve McQueen, followed.

The Ferrari began as a uniquely styled luxury race car designed by an Italian racing star. Born in 1898 in Modena, Enzo Ferrari was the son of...

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