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Red and rare. Save for a few vegetarians among us, that's how we like our steaks, and that's how we like our Ferraris. But some are so rare, even the bloodlust-driven connoisseurs among us don't know what to do with it. Take this one-off Ferrari Conciso. It's absolute carpaccio. But nobody seems to be biting.

The Conciso was built by German studio Michalak Design based on the mechanicals of a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS (s/n 80962). As the name implies, the idea was to trim the chassis down to its bare essentials. The car has no doors and little in the way of a windshield to speak of. The driver and passenger hop over the sides like an F1 driver, hunker down into the racing buckets, buckle the competition harnesses and strap on the helmets, stored in special compartments inside the cabin.

The concept was shown at the 1993 Frankfurt show and in Geneva the following year, and was awarded second place in the Eurosign Design Awards behind the Bertone Blitz electric vehicle concept and ahead of the Italdesign Nazca C2. The design theme would later pop up in subsequent concept cars like the 1996 Ford Indigo and 2000 Pininfarina Rossa. Although Michalak was ready to take orders to produce additional copies of the Conciso, only one was reported to have been built. That single vehicle is now available for sale on eBay, but with one day to go and a starting bid of $160,000, the Conciso has yet to receive a single bid. Perhaps the market for custom Ferraris that look like droopy-eyed platypuses isn't so strong right now. If you missed the auction and have the mint, get in touch with Mechanic Import.

[Sources: eBay, Le Blog Auto and Michalak Design]

Thanks for the tip Roman!



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      • 7 Years Ago
      For some odd reason, I have a sudden craving for some cheese in the form of a wedge.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Guaranteed this would sell in Scottsdale...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I figured it would be called "The Decapitator".
      • 7 Years Ago
      For some reason I see Elmo from Sesame Street driving this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you sure that isn't based on the Isuzu-derived version of the Lotus Elan?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually it's quite a bit more of a Ferrari than the Corvette-based Miami Vice car, since it at least has a Ferrari engine and perhaps some/all of the chassis. It's still not an Official Ferrari Product and all that, and obviously the market isn't thinking it's worth $160k, but I wouldn't pay you more than $1,600 for a '70s Corvette with a fiberglass Ferrari-look body, and that only if it were in great shape and EVERYTHING worked (including AC.) I'm guessing someone would pay significantly more for this unique.... thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This guy didn't think it'd be smart to post this with a ebay account with a higher positive rating than 80%?
      • 7 Years Ago
      If this wasn't done under contract by the Ferrari factory, it is no more a Ferrari than the one that Don Johnson used to drive in the original Miami Vice.

      In other words, it's probably worth less than what a complete example is worth of the car that donated the mechanicals -- a 328 GTS.

      Since 328s are going for around $50 grand . . .
        • 7 Years Ago
        I would like to buy a 328s for $ 50 or little more...
        • 7 Years Ago
        I would like to buy a 328s for $ 50 or little more...