Ferrari owners are…well, kind of fickle about their cars. They tend to be fastidious about the care and maintenance of their vehicles, even if it’s a full-on race car. They would never hack up one of their own for no particular reason, right?
Well, not this time. This 1989 Ferrari 412 went under the knife, had some of the roof removed and the C-pillars moved forward to create a 3ft bed, which has been lined with teakwood to give it a classic nautical look. The 340hp 4.9L V8 stays, and is equipped with an exhaust kit with valves for some fun with the noise. The car is also equipped with a “shotgun” style scoop which can be raised or lowered.
The Ferrari ute was built for the History Channel show “Ultimate Wheels”, and builder Elo admitted that it is his favorite of all of the cars that were built for the show, claiming that the 412 has gotten positive comments from Ferrari technicians. While the bed isn’t going to haul much, one can imagine an interior painter rolling up with a couple of gallons in the back. I can also imagine the absolute horror of the homeowner when the housepainter rolls up in a Ferrari. Painting the side room is probably going to cost you an arm, a leg, or your wife.
What super car would you cut up into a truck?
(Photo credits: London Motor Group)