This Man Made It His Life Goal To Build His Dream Car, A 1959 Ferrari 250
The car blog Petrolicious just released a really cool documentary about Peter Giacobbi’s dream project — building a 1959 Ferrari 250 TR recreation, piece by piece. A car that looks like Speed Racer’s Mach 5, Giacobbi put meticulous work into recreating a Ferrari 250 TR:
His favorite design on any car ever, the project swung into high gear after finding a handmade aluminum body for a ’59 TR that had been sitting for decades. From there, Giacobbi began to figure out what he needed in order to complete the car.
“I made everything look as close as possible…I copied the chassis, found the correct tail lights, had the instruments made…” “There are some things that are different from the original. It was impossible to find a good 3 litre motor, so I used a 4.4 and modified the aesthetics to look like the 250…” he says.
Seriously, this thing is beautiful. Watch it and love it: