The ludicrously rare and stunningly delicious 1969 Thomassima III, a car 100% custom built from Ferrari 250 GT parts.
My God, it’s so beautiful — I can’t stop staring at it.
You really should read the TG article because you will learn more and become aware of this man, Tom Meade’s, almost perfect storybook life. You will dig it, trust me.
pics from TG:
Up close with one of the world’s rarest coach-built Ferraris
Photography: Matt Howell
This feature was originally published in the May 2014 issue of Top Gear magazine
The third Meade car, Thomassima III, is the one you see here, a gullwinged full-size Hot Wheels mostro powered by a Ferrari V12, with an exhaust system like spaghetti. It was displayed at the 1969 Turin motor show, and caused such a sensation that it made the cover of Road & Track and prompted America’s current affairs ratings juggernaut 60 Minutes to send a crew to Modena to film a segment on its creator.
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It is absolutely amazing that this sort of thing happens to real people.
Ooohh if only.