1959 FERRARI SPORT SPECIALE ROADSTER
This one of one car was professionally built by The Creative Workshop Florida on special commission for Barry and
Lynn Smith of Stocksdale, Arizona. This professionally built retro roadster
draws inspiration for its design from the lights of the 1959 Ferrari Testa
Rossa and Aston Martin DBR 1 along with others. According to reference sources,
the car was a 2 year build which took 7000 hours and was completed in 2007.
This one of one car is exceptional in its build and design and received a
considerable amount of press coverage worldwide after the completion of its
The car is in generally excellent to pristine overall condition. The car
has a stainless steel wire rimmed hand formed Superleggera style aluminum body
complete with aluminum doors front hood and rear trunk lid panels. The car’s
hand formed aluminum body is one of one and is in excellent condition mounted
to a fabricated tubular chrome moly chassis complete with aluminum floors. The
design and fabrication work is of excellent professional quality standards. The
body is finished in a non-metallic dark red colour known as Ferrari Rosso
Barchetta. The paint is in excellent condition.
All four road tires are Vredesteim blackwall radials size 185/HR16
mounted to authentic period correct chrome plated Borrani wire spoked knock-off
Bucket style seats upholstered in a tan leather which are in excellent
condition. The inner door panels, sides of the console and shifter boot are
also upholstered in the matching tan leather. The dash is fitted with Ferrari
period correct Veglia instrumentation gauges along with correct Magneti-Marelli
switches. Fitted is a period correct Nardi wood rimmed steering wheel.
The car is powered by a F-1 inspired specially built 5972 CC VI2 BMW
engine which is fitted with one off cylinder heads from BMW in Germany. The
engine completed a total rebuild and is reported to release 450 horsepower. The
engine operates from a custom Hilborn racing fuel injection system. The
transmission is a 6 speed standard and the car has an Auburn limited slip rear
differential. Fitted are front Brembo and inboard, rear Wilwood race style 4
wheel disc brakes. The car has a quick ratio front steering rack along with a
Nascar inspired fully adjustable front sway bar. Fitted are adjustable coil
over shocks. The car has a ceramic coated hand fabricated exhaust along with a
hand fabricated riveted aluminum rear fuel tank.More Pictures available upon request.