• May 27, 2009
Golden Ferrari one-off by Pininfarina – Click above for an image gallery

Toby Dammit, a character in the Fellini film Histoires Extraordinaires, roared about Rome in a gold Ferrari back in 1968. Marketed in the United States under the name 'Spirits of the Dead,' one of the most memorable things about the movie was that gilded Ferrari. While vintage horror films are pure camp now, classic Ferraris tend to age far more gracefully.

Taking a cue from avowed Ferrari fan James Glickenhaus, it's rumored that Wal-Mart's CEO Rob Walton has commissioned his own bespoke-bodied Ferrari. Aping the classic shape of the 330 LMB that participated in gruesome filmic follies, the old-school-styled Ferrari is reportedly based on a 599 and styled by Pininfarina. It isn't clear if the images above are of a styling mockup or the final vehicle (those headlamps don't exactly look functional and we can't see the interior – let alone the mechanicals), but in any case, one can't help but wonder if Walton secured the same type of price concessions for the coachbuilt automobile as the retailer is known for beating its suppliers up for.



[Source: Autoblog.nl (via WorldCarFans)]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      What a 'sportscrap', if it's not an f40, f50 or enzo it's just a gay guy's car,...
      • 5 Years Ago
      GREAT,Now Martha Stewart will want two,one for herself and one for herself ;-)
      Beth
      • 5 Years Ago
      As an employee of Wal-mart, I get paid crap wages so the Walton family can drive in Golden Ferrari's. I need the job to pay my bills (which I barely can do on what I get paid). Sam Walton is turning in his grave watching how the once "family oriented" business he built has turned into one of the greedist companies on the planet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      well looks like we have done it again, walmart employee's!!!!.
      Thank you for cutting your hours and working harder for less. and not to mention all that over time that you had to kill OUTSTANDING.
      Now if we just cut one more meal out of our lifestyles, we will be able to provide
      our CEO with a nice matching boat and trailer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see the irony in paying for your gilded, coachbuilt Ferrari by hawking cheap garbage to the lower classes? With ostentation like this abounding, it sounds to me like the proletariat rebellion can't be far off.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't worry, the Waltons have an underground bunker should a rebellion arise!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Karl Marx couldn't agree with you more. What exactly would the "proletariat" hope to achieve through their rebellion? I hate to break it to you, but most people who shop at Wal-Mart happen to love it. It's a true American success story that's a win for the consumer, the company and our economy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Crap.
      Greg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Daddy built the business a drove the same old truck and told his managers and company executives to live smart. That went on until Sam died and then the fancier cars started showing up at Home Office and at the stores and clubs.
      Of course the salaries stayed low for the associates, or should I say employees, and the salaries went up for the managers and the Home Office. So much for what Daddy started. They make more money now because the quality has gone down and the items are now bought in China. Let's just have a name change from Wal-Mart to China-Mart. The company has sold their soul a long time ago. To bad....great invention and great American products at one time.
      Greg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Daddy built the business a drove the same old truck and told his managers and company executives to live smart. That went on until Sam died and then the fancier cars started showing up at Home Office and at the stores and clubs.
      Of course the salaries stayed low for the associates, or should I say employees, and the salaries went up for the managers and the Home Office. So much for what Daddy started. They make more money now because the quality has gone down and the items are now bought in China. Let's just have a name change from Wal-Mart to China-Mart. The company has sold their soul a long time ago. To bad....great invention and great American products at one time.
      Suisan
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, if Rob wants to drive it around the Wal-Mart General Office/World Headquarters area . . . everyone will know its him; and isn't that the real reason that a person spends cash on a flashy, one-off type of anything? Instant recognition?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ah, Walmart. My son works there. He's trying to finish his Batchlor's degree, while working there. They promised him full time hours, but when he was close to working 12 straight weeks, full time, they cut his hours to twenty. If someone works 12 weeks at Walmart, they have to make them full time, with benefits. Kudos, Mr. Goldfinger. As the song says.."the rich get richer and the poor get poorer" Aint we got fun, Mr Gold Ferrari ? Mr. Sam might turn over in his grave, but I'm sure it's gold lined too.
      Judy
      • 5 Years Ago
      I find it REALLY amusing considering I work at Wal-Mart and in the last 2 weeks they have been cutting everyone's hours, supposedly store-wide, because they are not making the profits that apparently they are used to. What a joke! That's all I've heard the 3 1/2 years I've worked that, how Wal-Mart is a family. I'd hate to think I would treat my family that way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe the Walmart guy should ape paying his employees higher wages, so they could eat three meal a day instead of two.
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