1967 Thomassima II by Tom Meade
Price: - Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ferrari
- Model: Other
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 0
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Ferrari 250 V12
- Number of cylinders: 12
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
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1967 Ferrari OtherThis is one of the three famous Thomassima automobiles built and designed by Tom Meade in the 60’s, he American designer known for going to Modena to pursue his dreams of coach built automobiles. Only Thomassima II and III are known to exist. Thomassima I wasdestroyed in a flood and Thomassima III is on loan at the factory Ferrari Museum in Modena. This is a one of one custom Italian built car that is part of Ferrari’s history. It is included inthe Ferrari "bible" by Merritt and Fitzgerald, hat many believe to be the history of record for all early Ferrari's. The body and design of the car was built by Piere Drogo of Drogo Carrozeria Sports Cars, hefamous body builder of many of the famous Ferrari and Alfa Romeo race cars. The engine used was a Ferrari 250 inside plug V12, very rare engine in itself. The chassis is a modified Cooper Climax F1 chassis from 1957. It was just recently unveiled at the 2015 Concorso Italiano and featured on the cover after a 7 year restoration.
The car was commissioned to be built by the owner in Northern California in 1966. The car was finished by Tom Meade in 1968 and brought over from Italy. Very soon after arriving it was shown at the 1968 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was titled in California as a 1967 Ferrari 250 P4, aying homageto its rich Ferrari history as well as the P4 race car inspiration. This elusivepieceof automotive history was then considered lost since 1971 as it was not seen in public till this year. It was actually bought by the current owner in 1983 and stored for some time after that.
As you can see from several of the pictures,the car wasbuilt and designed very closely with Ferrari and Maserati engineers and mechanics as Tom Meade had worked for the Maserati race car division at one point. Youcan see the pictures of Enzo Ferrari standing nextto the car with Tom Meade and several Ferrari mechanics as well as picturesofthis car on the Fiorano race track at the Ferrari factory being tested.
The car was restored and is being represented by Red Car Restorations of Rockwall, X. Appointments to see and inspect the car can be setup with Derik at 1-832-947-3360 or email@example.com.
This is the first time a Thomassima has come up for sale since 1983.
Will sell the vehicle worldwide, lease contact if you are an international buyer.