Hot on the heels of Ferrari unveiling the FXX K last week before the Finali Mondiali – a traditional end of season for fans of the Prancing Horse – in Abu Dhabi, online car buying specialist Sell Your Jamjar has written a fascinating feature about the Italian car giant’s history.
The Italian company is recognised around the world for manufacturing fantastic sportscars and as being the oldest and most successful team in Formula One.
Sell Your Jamjar has valued its fair share of luxury cars over the years, as well as several Ferraris from owners looking to sell their cars quickly and easily online, but here are the top five facts about Ferrari you might not know.
1) The company was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari – which means ‘Ferrari Stable’ or referred to as ‘Ferrari Team’ in Italian BUT it did not start producing street cars until nearly two decades later in 1947.
2) Fiat owns a whopping 90 per cent of Ferrari although it has this year stated its intention to sell its large stake in the company. It acquired half of the company in 1969 but it took control of another 35 per cent in 2008 and then a further five per cent thereafter.
3) As it commonly known, Ferrari is based in Maranello, Modena but did you know the factory was badly bombed by the Allies during World War II in 1944 and was not rebuilt until two years later.
4) The Ferrari F40 was the last car Ferrari to be launched before Enzo Ferrari’s death in 1988. Four years later from 2002 to 2004, the Italians launched the Enzo in honour of the company’s founder.
5) Ferrari has won a total of 15 World Drivers’ Championships and 15 World Constructors Championships – Kimi Raikonnen was the last Reds winner in 2007.
Check out the full story here: www.sellyourjamjar.co.uk/sell-my-ferrari