By Rosario Scelsi
Saturday 15 February 2020
When the lawyer Agnelli gave something, it could only be an exceptional object. Here is the Ferrari 360 Barchetta donated by the wealthy businessman to Montezemolo.
20 years old Ferrari 360 Barchetta given by the lawyer Gianni Agnelli to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo for his marriage to Ludovica Andreoni, which took place in 2000. That Gray Alloy supercar has an exclusive and unparalleled charm, for the names involved in the operation and for the excellent work done by Pininfarina in interpreting the indications of the prestigious client.
The famous Turin coachbuilder derived the model from a specimen of the Ferrari 360 Spider F1, intervening heavily on the upper part of the bodywork, to give it the typical spirit of the boats that launched the house of Maranello and which had a significant weight in drawing its sports history ( and not only).
On a technical level, no difference compared to the donor car, starting from the engine, which remained the fantastic and melodious 3.6-liter V8 with 400 horsepower under its belt. His mechanical musicalities, in the open variant delivered to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, I imagine were even more enjoyable by the ears, but already in the “normal” 360 Modena they were at the top.
Ferrari 360 Modena: 20 years for the Maranello supercar
The Ferrari 360 Modena turns 20, four years have passed since the presentation of the splendid Maranello supercar at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.
Honor to the merit of the imagination of the lawyer Gianni Agnelli, who knew how to invent such a special gift. Only a person of his caliber and with his refined tastes could come up with such a custom-made vehicle, destined to leave a trace in history, like other four-wheeled creatures commissioned specifically for him during his brilliant existence.
The chassis used for the transformation of a “common” Spider F1 in the 360 Barchetta di Montezemolo was the one identified by the number 120020. The most striking stylistic element, which became the distinctive symbol of the exclusive specimen, was the very low windscreen, connected to the side by an enveloping lip that surrounded the passengers. No soft top, of course. Noblesse oblige for a boat.