When is a Ferrari not a Ferrari? When it’s a Thomassima III. The history of the world’s most famous car manufacturer is littered with fascinating footnotes, and Enzo Ferrari’s intense desire to win and his entrepreneurial seduction of the world’s rich meant that few Fifties and Sixties Ferraris were the same. There was another factor: the area around Modena teemed with carrozziere, artisans and body fabricators who routinely worked curvy miracles with steel, aluminium and whatever was lying around.
Photography: Matt Howell
This feature was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Top Gear magazine