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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.

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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.

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Nissan said it will cut down production of the Note this month as a response to a shortage of semiconductors, following Honda’s announcement that its output in Japan will also be affected.

The global shortage of semiconductors is, according to Reuters, caused by consumer demand bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, causing manufacturing delays for carmakers and consumer electronics makers.

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Nissan will reduce its production output for the Note at their Oppama factory in Japan, but didn’t go into further details. Nikkei reported that the Japanese carmaker is dropping the output of the Note to around 5,000 examples for January, down from the originally planned 15,000.

Volkswagen has also said last month that they are going to adjust their production outputs at factories in China, North America and Europe due to the shortage of chips.

Some carmakers could even see their production outputs reduced by 10 to 20 percent a week from February, if fear over shortages is realized, company insiders told Financial Times.

“The problem is that we are lower down the chain than companies like Apple and HP,” said one executive. “The auto sector doesn’t pay as much for its semiconductors.”

Honda has also begun “seeing some impact in the parts supply”, according to a company spokesman, adding that they are examining different adjustments for the production of each of their models. While Honda’s chip inventory is secured until February, the carmaker will cut its production output by around 4,000 units this month, with the majority of it affecting the Fit subcompact built in Suzuka.

 

The Cayenne has been very popular with buyers, to the extent that it was credited for saving Porsche, but this first-gen example is a little different than most.

Currently listed up for auction on Bring A Trailer, this Cayenne Turbo S is a 2006 model and has been extensively upgraded. At the time of writing, it had attracted a highest bid of $26,000 and is being sold with a clean Carfax report and a clean California title.

Read Also: Believe It Or Not, Porsche Has Rolled Out Its 1 Millionth Cayenne

The exterior is painted in Marine Blue Metallic and the SUV is running on 18-inch wheels with BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. It also features a 2-inch lift kit, as well as new front brake calipers, discs, and front upper control arms.

The German SUV was modified by Porsche of Monterey and unveiled just a few months ago. Making it perfect for long journeys in the wilderness is a roof rack with a hard shell Tepui HyBox tent, a front skid plate, Hella auxiliary lighting, a trailer hitch receive, and a swing-out spare tire carrier.

This being a Turbo S, it is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.5-liter V8 that is good for 514 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled to a six-speed Triptronic automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case with power sent to all four wheels. It recently underwent a service that saw the belt tensioner replaced, as well as a host of gaskets, seals, pulleys, and more.

 

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