Breadvan_update_002: The base car

Breadvan_update_002: The base car

Niels van Roij Design was approached by a true car enthousiast with his idea of designing and coachbuilding a Breadvan Hommage.

He decided the base car for his dream project had to be true to the vehicle used to build the original Breadvan: its bodywork was based on a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition, a 2-seat grand tourer, boasting a front-engined V12 with manual transmission.

As the 550 Maranello marked Ferrari’s return to a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, 23 years after the 365 GTB/4 Daytona had been replaced by the mid-engined Berlinetta Boxer, this was the choice of car for our patron: a historically very significant car to the brand and conceptually an exceptional match for our conversion.

Niels van Roij Design will replace the complete Pininfarina designed body of the 550. Only the tubular steel space frame and front-mounted naturally aspirated V12 with rear-wheel drive transaxle layout paired to the 6-speed gearbox will remain.

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