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ferrari luxury carsThe Ferrari S.p.A. company is an Italian car maker that was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari, originally called Scuderia Ferrari. Ferrari's first interest was racing cars and didn't start making street legal vehicles until 1947. Ferrari is owned by the Italian Fiat Group company which also owns Maserati and Alfa Romeo. If you know of an excellent Ferrari Cars Website online or own a good Ferrari Cars resource, please add it to our auto directory by filling in the form on our Submit Automobile Company page.

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1929 - Enzo Ferrari forms the company Scuderia Ferrari to promote amateur drivers in Modena.

1938 - Enzo is hired by Alfa Romeo to head their racing department.

1941 - Alfa Romeo is confiscated by the Axis powers to build equipment for the war effort. Ferrari is overlooked.

1943 - Ferrari moves the factory to Maranello.

1944 - The factory is bombed by the Allies and destroyed.

1946 - The Ferrari factory is rebuilt in Maranello.

1947 - The first official Ferrari road car is built. The 125 S was introduced with a V12 engine and sold to help Enzo fund the Scuderia Ferrari.

1949 - The first win of a Ferrari car in the professional racing world in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1953 - The World Sportscar Championship is created and Ferrari dominates the industry of racing.

1972 - After years of winning sports car racing, Enzo changes his focus tor sponsor and create products for the Formula One circuit.

1988 - Enzo Ferrari dies.

1996 - Scuderia Ferrari hires Michael Schumacher to the racing team.

2004 - Fiat Group owns a majority share of Ferrari as well as Alfa Romeo. Fiat controls the Ferrari brand of cars.

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