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Would-be Ferrari wins Best of Show at the 2017 Quail Car Show

And the Best of Show winner at this year’s Quail is a gorgeous would-be Ferrari. According to, the winning car, owned by Bruce Milner, is one of just two or three examples in existence, the 1964 ATS 2500 GTS. It comes from a company with an intriguing story born out of the “Palace Revolt.”


Here’s what Autoweek has to say about it:

“This is the car they were not allowed to build at Ferrari: mid-engine, V8, disc brakes,” owner of the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show Award winning car Bruce Milner said at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, held this past week in Monterey, California. “They built the car that should’ve been a Ferrari.”

Milner is a real expert of the brand and indeed owned another ATS, a steel bodied non-lightweight example, before he discovered this one. “I found this in a barn in West Virginia,” he said. After his discovery, he used his other ATS to make sure he restored this one properly.

As a result, you see this incredibly rare lightweight car with a mid-mounted engine derived from Formula One. Beautiful.

Read the full article here.

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