Giordani Ferrari Indianapolis, a sheet metal dream

The Giordani Ferrari Indianapolis is an iconic object pursued by many collectors.

Manufactured since 1957 by a company founded in Bologna in the last quarter of the 1800s, this pedal car and electric toy car was inspired by an iconic 1950s car – a real one of course: the Ferrari 553 F1.

Over the years, the Giordani factory – known as “the factory of happiness”… children’s happiness, of course! – churned out a number of toy car models, made of wood and iron first, then of sheet metal, and finally of plastic. They were miniature replicas of real cars, from different brands: Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and many more.

Imagine, as you look at these photographs of the Ferrari Indianapolis, the little sheet metal dream it was for children in the 1900s… and still is, for 21st-century collectors.

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