Few cars enjoy such a hallowed status as Ferraris, but getting into one of your own is notoriously expensive. If you're prepared to do some digging, however, prices suddenly take a tumble on used models. Here's our top picks.
1 - Fiat Dino Coupé (1966 - 1973)
The badge may say ‘Fiat’, but under that curvaceous bonnet beats a quad-cam Ferrari V6, the same unit found amidships in the two-seat Ferrari Dino.
To help Ferrari to homologate its car for racing, the V6 was shared with this beautiful Bertone-designed coupé, where it gave 158bhp at 7200rpm in 2.0-litre form and 177bhp in the later 2.4-litre versions.
Lovely to look at and sit in, the Dino Coupé was also a tactile delight on the road and as good in the corners as it was on the straights.
For years it’s been an overlooked gem, but prices have recently taken off. Tatty examples can be had for £10k-£20k, but you’ll need £30k or more for a good one. Shop carefully, and expect bills to be large, but don’t let the badge put you off.
2 - Ferrari 456 GT (1992 - 2003)
Some thought this big, front-engined GT too tame and were only happy when the harder-edged 612 Scaglietti replaced it. Others saw it for what it was: beautiful, elegant, understated and fast.
With 436bhp from that lovely 5.5-litre V12, the 456 could run to 62mph in 5.1sec, and at the time it was the world’s fastest four-seater, with a top speed of 188mph. On the road it was supple, sophisticated and user-friendly; it also had a sumptuous leather interior and room for a couple of children.