• May 12, 2008
Click above for gallery of the Jerrari

In 1963, Henry Ford II wanted to win Le Mans badly and was all set to buy Ferrari to boost Ford's racing program. Enzo Ferrari pulled out of the deal at the last moment, angering Ford II so badly that he went on to fund development of the legendary GT40 that went on to take many motorsports victories.

A few years later, Mr. Ferrari pissed off yet another powerfully rich American businessman with the outcome being the automotive abomination you see before you. Bill Harrah of Harrah's Casino fame asked Ferrari to construct for him an Italian 4X4 wearing the prancing horse badge. While no one thought to archive the response from Ferrari, we imagine it involved the words 'hell' and 'no'. In Italian, of course.

Undeterred and with more money than taste, Harrah created the Jerrari. Its ass-end is a 1970 Jeep Wagoneer, the nose is from a 1969 Ferrari 365GT. On the day of its birth, this one-of-a-kind offroading Ferrari sported V12 power, but now all four wheels are turned by a 350 V8.

The eBay auction for this abomination includes numerous pieces of documentation, like a 1971 review of the car by "Road & Track." Another is a letter from a previous seller in 1984 that indicates there could be more than one of these hideous creations out there. Maybe that's what's been starting all these rumors.

Watch a walk-around video of the Jerrari after the jump, and check out an extensive gallery of photos below.


[Source: eBay, Left Coast Classics via CarScoop]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take mine in black, please...
      • 6 Years Ago
      In case someone is wondering what the thing on the logo is

      http://hobojeepers.tripod.com/eugene.htm
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks better than the Ford Flex.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Doh!
        That's a big 10-4.
        Ugh, I'm a maroon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dude.
        I thought this car was ridiculous until your comment. I too would prefer this over the Flex.
        Dude.

        http://www.carofhteday.org
        • 6 Years Ago
        Garythepowers,

        Ya know what's worse than commenting on every post just to advertise your own site? Spelling your link incorrectly, that's what.
        • 6 Years Ago
        :( The scary thing is......This in Sonoma, California. My Town!!!! D:

        I'm never going outside until the bidding ends.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh look it's a Jerrari Panamera!

      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow... I'd heard of this beast, but I'm sure I've never seen a photo. I thought it just had the Ferrari engine, not the whole nose. It looks much worse than I'd imagined. One more reason to hate SUVs that want to be cars instead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm old enough to remember this strange beast.

      I guess the next thing on the horizon for me is Geritol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      people with ideas like this make my head hurt...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Definitely. A true precursor to the Cayenne.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That would also make it the first Ferrari with an automatic transmission ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe this is where Porsche got the idea for the Cayenne. Put a Porsche front end on a lower class SUV. Except they did it with a VW instead of a Jeep.
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