Ferrari 412 pick-up truck is a world first
The Ferrari 412 pick-up truck conversion is a world first for a Ferrari
Mention Ferrari and most think of high-end sports cars, not practical working vehicles. But the team behind the TV show Ultimate Wheels has managed to make the Ferrari commercial vehicle a reality by converting a 1989 Ferrari 412 into a pick-up truck.
The Ferrari 412 pick-up truck mixes luxury with practicality and comes with a 3ft load bay paneled with teak wood – a design choice influenced by luxury yachts. To create the load bay, mechanics removed 300mm of the car’s roof and shifted parts of the body forward.
A shotgun scoop bonnet adds to this outlandish design and the exterior is finished off with Ferrari rosso red body paint. There’s also bespoke exhaust system that can let off either a ferocious growl or a quieter, more refined sound at the flick of a switch.
Ultimate Wheels – which focuses on the transformation of different cars – follows Elo, a former international fashion model and the owner of the London Motor Museum, who dreamt up the idea of the Ferrari 412 pick-up truck.
He said: “This is one of my favourite cars of the TV series – something truly unique and even experienced Ferrari technicians like what we’ve done.