The world’s most exclusive pick-up truck: Ferrari pick-up truck by the London Motor Museum World’s first Ferrari 412 pick-up conversion.
Thinking of workers carrying out construction work on one of the UK’s most exclusive streets, the London Supercar Workshop took a Ferrari and turned it into a flatbed. The classic 1989 Ferrari 412 transformed into the world’s most exclusive pick-up truck was made for UK’s most colourful new car show ‘Ultimate Wheels,’ History Channel’s newest television show. The creation was dreamt up by London Motor Museum and London Supercar Workshop in light of the booming London housing market and its appetite for increasingly decadent home conversions.
To realise his vision, Elo,’ the owner and founder of the London Supercar Workshop and his mechanic buddy Will Trickett set about converting a 1989 Ferrari 412 into a perfect workhorse for the high-end tradesman.
They start by taking an angle-grinder to the Italian collectable, removing 300mm of the roof and shifting everything forward to create a 3ft load bed at the back. Taking inspiration from luxury yachts, teak wood is used to panel the rear bed after jacking up the rear suspension for extra load-carrying capability.
The Ferrari is adorned with a shotgun scoop bonnet and bespoke exhaust system resulting in a dual-personality of high performance hot-rod and practical workhorse. The shotgun scoop moves up and down and the unique exhaust has a valve system whereby the driver can decide at the flick of a switch whether to have the exhaust growl fiercely or produce a more refined sound for London’s leafier avenues.
The pick-up is finished with a bespoke sound system (ideal for playing Italian opera) and a beautiful Ferrari rosso red paint job.
“This is one of my favourite cars of the TV series – something truly unique and even experienced Ferrari technicians like what we’ve done. The rest of the series sees us work on a VW camper, a Ford Mustang, a Group B rally-inspired Audi, a unique Bristol and many more amazing conversions,” commented Elo.