Today is a very special day, for it is said that this day back in 1898 was the birthday of the Great Man, Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari!
Now when I say it is “said” this is because his birth was officially recorded on the 20th February 1898 because a heavy snowstorm had prevented his father from reporting the birth at the local registry office.
His actual birth certificate states that he was born on the 20th, while the births registration took place on the 24th February 1898 and was reported by the midwife. Mamma Mia!
This Amazing Man lived to the age of 90 and died on the 14th August 1988. His death was not made public until two days later. This was at Enzo’s request to compensate for the late registration of his birth. Luckily he witnessed the launch of one of and for many Thee greatest road car of all time shortly before his death; The F40, which was dedicated to him as a symbol of all of his achievements.
He is as known for his racing heritage as he is the road cars and ironically only weeks after his death the Italian Grand Prix was held. The result was a 1-2 finish with the Austrian Gerhard Berger taking first with Italian and Milan native Michele Alboreto second. It was the Only race that season that McLaren did not win!
Further irony was the last race he ever saw, the same drivers finished in the same positions at the final round of the 1987 season in Australia...
In 2002 the first car to be named after him was launched - The Enzo Ferrari. 👑
Here we post one of the best ‘Enzo’ number plates ever available ‘ENZ 20’ which we have Exclusively for sale. If you swipe ⬅️ you will also see ‘ENZ 8’ which we have sold previously, before finishing with some of Ferrari’s modern greats with our amazing number plates adorning them! ✨
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