DECEMBER 4, 2003
Ferrari acquires racer's car group
Ferrari has purchased its French importer Charles Pozzi SA. Pozzi became a car dealer in 1932 when he became a Ford agent. He moved quickly into the luxury car market and after the war began racing at weekends while building up the business.He worked closely with Eugene Chaboud and helped him to become the French Champion of 1947. Eventually he and Chaboud set up a team called Ecurie Lutetia. Pozzi won the 1949 Grand Prix de l'ACF, which was held that years for sports cars. When the World Championship began he took part in the first French Grand Prix at Reims, driving a Lago Talbot. He was for many years a Rolls Royce and Chrysler dealer but in 1958 started dealing in Ferraris as well and was so successful that in 1968 he became the sole importer of the Italian cars to France. In the 1970s he became a wellknown entrant of Ferrari sportscars at Le Mans and was still running teams up until his death in 2001.
The company has 16 showrooms in Paris and Lyon which combined sell around five percent of the cars produced iby Ferrari and Maserati.
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