Ferrari had the 250. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever built and for children of the 80's it was a key character in one of the best movies made during our childhood. "The 1961 Ferrari, 250GT California." While the movie didn't use an ACTUAL Ferrari, the gorgeous red classic Ferrari from Ferris Beulers Day Off was the first glimpse many of us had to the classic body styles of older Ferrari's. These cars were also the reason that Lamborghini started making cars, not just tractors.
Ferruccio Lamborghini owned several 250 models by Ferrari but felt they weren't as good as they should be, even bringing his concerns, gripes and suggestions straight to Enzo Ferrari himself. What exactly happened next is up for debate but what is known is that Ferruccio decided to show Enzo what he thought of his cars and make his own grand touring car. The result was the 350, a not so subtle "one up" on the legendary Ferrari 250 and the beginning of Lamborghini's rise from just building tractors.