My Car Quest

November 13, 2019

How to Get a Ferrari Named After You

by Wallace Wyss –

It can be done. Ferrari has a special group that listens to customers who want a car built to their order.

Here’s one built back in 2012 for musician Eric Clapton.

Ferrari SP12 EC-Eric Clapton

Ferrari SP12 EC-Eric Clapton

Ferrari SP12 EC-Eric Clapton

Officially it was the Ferrari SP12 EC -the “EC” for his initials – and was designed by the Centro Stile Ferrari though they still called upon Pininfarina even though that carrozzeria was being phased out of designing all the Ferraris, which they did for decades.

Ferrari SP12 EC-Eric Clapton

Clapton had previously owned a Ferrari 512 BB. Actually three of them. But he wanted a new Ferrari with that look. Alas, no flat 12 in this one but the 4.5-litre, 570bhp V8 was no slouch and reportedly it would do 202 mph.

Ferrari SP12 EC and Eric Clapton

Somewhere in the publicity it was mentioned that it cost $4 million. Hey, that’s not too much to be a part of history!

While researching this we found an old picture of him with a SWB 250 GT so apparently his Ferrari passion goes back to ’60s models.


Let us know what you think in the Comments about the Ferrari SP12 EC.

Wallace Wyss

Wallace Wyss

THE AUTHOR: Fine artist Wallace Wyss will be featuring his Ferrari art at his Art & Books booth at Concorso Italiano August 19th at Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside. For a list of prints that will be available, write



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How to Get a Ferrari Named After You
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How to Get a Ferrari Named After You
The Ferrari SP12 EC -the "EC" for the initials of Eric Clapton who commissioned this custom Ferrari, designed by the Centro Stile Ferrari.

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