When an enthusiast mixes a Jeep and a Ferrari, it results in a model, to say the least, astonishing, now offered for sale.
Have you ever wondered what the result would be if a Jeep and a Ferrari had a baby? Probably not, and this is quite normal. But a car enthusiast and wealthy collector asked himself the question, half a century ago, long before the prancing horse brand had the idea of launching a raised model. His name is William “Bill” Harrah, an American businessman who had made his fortune in casinos, and who was, like many billionaires, passionate about beautiful bodies. A great collector having owned more than 1,500 cars of all kinds during his life, Harrah had one desire: to drive in a Ferrari equipped with all-wheel drive. Except that it did not exist then. But far from abandoning this idea, the founder of the Harrah casino chain decided to contact directly Enzo Ferrari at the end of the 1960s. After all, don’t we say that who does not try anything has nothing? Except that here, Il Commentadore categorically refuses this eccentric request.
But Bill is not disassembled. He then decides to create his own car, using two models: his Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 recently damaged and a Jeep Wagoneer acquired especially for this occasion. The businessman then contacted bodywork specialists to graft the front of his sports car to the prancing horse in the 4X4, as well as its 4.4-liter V12 then developing 320 horsepower. On the other hand, it is then associated with the three-speed gearbox and the all-wheel drive of the Jeep. Outside, the look is confusing, without being unsightly, the whole having been very well done by the professionals chosen by William Harrah. You should also know that the vehicle was originally cream, before being repainted in a beautiful English green, the favorite color of its owner. The interior is that of the Jeep Wagoneer, with the original dashboard, while the upholstery has been improved, with better quality leather than that which was present on the car.
Price upon request
Resold after the death of William “Bill” Harrah in 1978, this ” Jerrari »Is back on the market, offered by the Classic Driver site, for a price that has not been communicated, but which can be requested. According to the site specializing in the sale of vehicles, the car has benefited from a complete overhaul and the few small damages caused by the long period of shutdown have been repaired. The vehicle appears to be in very good general condition, although a few small details still need to be corrected to make it as new. It should also be noted that a second “Jerrari” was created by the businessman, this time retaining the original bodywork of the orange Jeep Wagoneer, to which was grafted a Ferrari V12. This model is now exhibited at National Automobile Museum located in Reno, Nevada.
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