Sacrilege is one of the first words that come to mind after digesting the title, and we don’t blame you as, despite the 412 not being one of the most loved Ferraris, such a conversion still looks undeserving of something wearing the Prancing Horse.
Thankfully, this is the only out there and (unsurprisingly) it does not owe its mods to Ferrari. It started life as a regular 412, and spent many years as a 2+2 GT, until it starred in the ‘Ultimate Wheels’ show (Season 1, Episode 1) on History Channel, where it was turned into the oddity that it is today.
The show’s hosts, Will and Elo, modified the body, ditched the rear seats and added an open bed with wood paneling at the back, as well as a parcel shelf behind the front seats. The 4.9-liter V12 was also removed and replaced by a 5.7-liter small-block Chevy V8 that’s mated to the original GM three-speed automatic transmission.
Save for a modern CD-player and a four-spoke steering wheel, the interior remains untouched, combining a beige upholstery with black elements and black carpet. The odometer reads 38,207 miles (61,488 km), though the vendor did not say whether these are the overall miles or the ones recorded with the bowtie brand’s engine under the hood.
Speaking of the vendor, Bonhams has it listed for its MPH March Auction, which is scheduled for March 20. The car is offered at no reserve and is estimated to fetch between £15,000 and £20,000 (~$20,500-$27,300) and that makes it quite a steal, as normal 412s have started changing hands for nearly $100,000.