Available for auction is this authentic Ferrari Cavallino crafted from solid aluminum. This unique piece is said to remain in great overall condition measuring 36 inches top to bottom with a total weight of 15 lbs.
As an internationally recognizable symbol, this iconic prancing horse (Cavallino Rampant) is said to have been first seen as a symbol on the Italian fighter plane flown by Francesco Baracca during World War One. Historians note that Baracca was killed in 1918 when his Spad VII was shot down by a rival Austrian aircraft. Soon after, Enzo Ferrari supposedly met the parents of Baracca at a local racing event in which they suggested putting the Cavallino symbol on his racecars for good luck. The story goes on that Enzo Ferrari eventually created his own version of this logo in which is seen on the cars produced then and in the present day. The factory engraving on the back reads "Ferrari 16044130.804 1975 - Maranello, Italy"
Don't miss your chance to own this impressive art piece of one of the most iconic logos in Automotive history. The 1:18 scale models for size comparison are not included. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.