The mainstay of Ferrari’s dominating 1952 and 1953 World Drivers’ Championships in Formula Two competition (the years during which Formula One was essentially canceled due to a lack of competition), this engine was soon transposed to sports car racing, powering the 500 Mondial and 750 Monza models to numerous wins. The engine’s strengths were particularly evident on shorter winding circuits, where the high-revving, lightweight motor could power through the turns, often leaving V-12-powered competitors in the dust.
- The 18th of 19 examples built; widely considered the most beautiful of the Testa Rossa designs
- Raced at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans by Richie Ginther and François Picard
- Driven to 12 overall or class victories by racing legend Gaston Andrey en route to the 1958 and 1959 SCCA E-Modified championships
- Exceptionally long and successful racing career across at least 30 starts between 1957 and 1963, with 18 podium finishes
- Currently fitted with matching-numbers engine
- Highly eligible for the world’s most exclusive events across racing, rally, and concours, including the Mille Miglia Storica and Le Mans Classic
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