I first became aware of Ferrari in the late 50's while I watched my father assemble a model kit of the D-50 Grand Prix car. The fact that I spilled liquid glue all over it and royally pissed him off probably also had something to do with the lasting memory. While I have never owned one, I have had the opportunity to drive several and have loved every moment! Looking at a vintage Ferrari race car or production car, one gets the feeling that the lines shout out perfection in a way few other cars of their era can. Please enjoy our modest collection of notable Ferrari's and think back to the time when drivers were fat and the tires were skinny...


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IN THE BEGINNING - 1940 to 1947

1940 AAC Tipo 815 (Mille Miglia, 1940): The AAC 815 was the first Ferrari car that was fully designed and built by Enzo Ferraris own shop. Bound by contracts after leaving Alfa Romeo, he was not allowed to name this car a Ferrari. Instead, he set up shop under the name Auto Avio Costruzioni (AAC). Ferrari had been approached by his friend the Marquis Machiavelli to build two cars. One for himself and another for 19-year old Alberto Ascari, who was the son of Ferraris mentor Antonio Ascari, to be entered in the 1940 Mille Miglia in four months.
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1940 AAC Tipo 815 (Mille Miglia, 1940): In that short period ACC built two roadsters with a magnesium and aluminum alloy body, using a Fiat chassis, brakes and steering as a starting point. A straight-eight cylinder 1.5L engine was made from two Fiat 508C and tuned to produce 74 HP. Ascari and Machiavelli both led their class at times during the race, but both retired due to mechanical failures, a result of little testing. Ascaris co-driver in this car was Giuseppe Minozzi, who was his fathers riding mechanic at Alfa Romeo.
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1940 AAC Tipo 815 (Pescara GP, 1947): The sacking of Enzo Ferrari by Alfa Romeo in 1939 is well documented, as well as his contractual obligation not to reconstruct his Scuderia and race for four years. When Ferrari started a small factory in Modena with the funds from his termination settlement, nothing prevented him from making cars for customers and supporting them in their race efforts. Joining ACC from Alfa Romeo were engineer Alberto Massimino, tester Enrico Nardi as well as an engineer Vittorio Bellentani, and members of his mechanical crew.
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1940 AAC Tipo 815 (Pescara GP, 1947): With WWII putting a stop to racing, Ascari sold his 1940 Mille Miglia car (Ch. #021) to Enrico Beltracchini in 1943. After the war, Beltracchini raced the 1.5L car eight times in 1947, including in this livery at the Pescara GP. He would be retire from the race (as in half of those he entered), with limited success in the ones he finished. The car was eventually sold on to a small museum and ultimately to Mario Righini. It now resides in his museum Anzola dell'Emilia. It is the only survivor of the two 815s.
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1947 125S: The Ferrari 125 S (commonly called the 125 or 125 Sport) was the first vehicle to bear the Ferrari name when it debuted on May 11, 1947 at the Piacenza racing circuit. The 125 S used a steel tube-frame chassis and was powered by Gioacchino Colombo's 1.5 L 60° V12. This engine produced 100 hp. It was a dual overhead camshaft design with 2 valves per cylinder and three double-choke Weber 30DCF carburettors. The 125 S scored the first of many wins for Ferrari two weeks after its debut, with a win at the GP of Rome in the hands of Franco Cortese.
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1949 - 1959

1949 166 MM (LE MANS WINNER - 1949): Driven by Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon to first place in the 1949 Le Mans, the first Ferrari Le Mans win. Chinetti drove an incredible 23 of the 24 hours! This was the second Le Mans win for both Chinetti and Selsdon. Chinetti went on to become the Ferrari distributor for N.America and owner of the North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.). (This car is Chassis 0008M)
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Le Mans Winner 1949
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Le Mans Winner 1949
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1950 195 S Berlinetta LM Touring (Le Mans, 1950): A year after his epic win for Ferrari at Le Mans, Luigi Chinetti entered two 195 S' at Le Mans in 1950. This car was driven by Raymond Sommer and Dorino Serafini. It failed to finish due to electrical problems. The 195S had a 2.3L V12 engine which can propel the aluminum bodied car to 137 mph..
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1952 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta (Carrera Panamericana, 1952): Fueled by a desire to win the Carrara Panamericana road race, Ferrari converted three 340 Americas to Vignale bodied Berlinettas. These cars with strengthened chassis and larger fuel tanks were a quasi-factory team, with this car (Ch. 0226AT) and another 340 Mexico (Ch. 0222AT) being purchased by American Allen Guiberson. All three cars were entered and sponsored under Industrias 1-2-3, a large Mexican food and beverage company. Both Guiberson cars failed to finish, with this car driven by Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Scotuzzi crashed during the first day of the race. The third car (Ch. 0224AT) driven by Luigi Chinetti would finish 3rd overall behind the Mercedes Benz 1-2 finishers.
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1952 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta (Carrera Panamericana, 1952): The 340 Mexico had a 4.1L Lampredi V-12 which produced 280 HP and a top speed of 175 MPH. Ascari had finished 2nd in the race the year before, but the powerful car got away from him and crashed heavily. The car was sent back to Ferrari where it was rebuilt in 1952 and came back to the USA in 1953 and was purchased by AV Dayton who entered it in sports car races, where it Was successful and was driven by Carroll Shelby among others. Its racing career ended in 1954 when it was sold to Luigi Chinetti and then a sequence of owners. In more recent times it has been a prestigious concours winner and no trailer queen, used in historic racing. It sold at auction in 2020 for $3.7 million!
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1952 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta (Carrera Panamericana, 1953): This car (Chassis #0222AT) was sold to Allen Guiberson and he entered it in the Carrera Panamericana race in 1953 for Phil Hill and Richie Ginther, where they crashed. It was again entered for Phill Hill and Dave Sykes to drive in the Buenos Aires 1000km racem but they did not finish due to clutch issues. The car started as a semi-factory entry in 1952 for Luigi Villoresi and Pierro Cassani to drive on the Carrera Panamericana in 1952. They failed to finish due to clutch problems.
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1952 225S (Monaco GP, 1952 - WINNER): The 225S 'Sport' was made with endurance sports car racing in mind and was bodied either as a two seat Bernlinetta or Spyder. Introduced in 1952, it was powered by a 2.7L Columbo designed V12, capable of producing 210 bhp. This Vignale Spyder was raced by Vittorio Marzotto to a 1st place finish of a 1-5 sweep by Ferrari at the 1952 Grand Prix de Monaco. Marzotto also raced this car on both the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio.
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1952 212 Inter (Carrera Panamericana, 1952): Efraim Ruiz Echevarria, a Mexican soccer star, purchased this car (Chassis#0292MM) to race in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana. He crashed during the second stage, while running ninth, behind Hill, Villoresi, Fitch, Kling, Bracco, Lang, Chinetti, McAffee, and Maglioli. He raced a 250MM in the 1953 race, using the same number #5. With its Pininfarina designed body, the 212 Inter used a 2.6L V12 engine which produced 150 bhp with its triple Weber carburetors. It was capable of a top speed of 140 mph. Echevarria finished 11th in the 1953 Carrera.
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1953 375 MM: Driven to a 6th place finish at the 1953 Carrera Panamericana under the Scuderia Guatalla banner by Mario Ricci, Umberto Maglioli and Forese Salviati, this Pininfarina bodied car (#0320AM) started life as a Ferrari works car. It was raced at Le Mans (5th), Spa 24 Hour (winner), Reims 12 Hour and various other racesin 1953 before it was brought to Mexico. It was sold off after and raced in the USA in SCCA races by Dick Irish through 1954 with a 375 Mexico engine. Besides Maglioli, the car was driven by a who's who of Ferrari racing in the mid-fifities, Alberto Ascari, Mike Hawthorn, Giuseppe Farina, Luigi Villorisi and Umberto Masetti among others.
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1953 375 MM: The 1953 Carrera Pan Americana was won by Fangio driving a rival Lancia, a tough blow to Ferrari's pride. This car (Chassis #0286AM) was entered by Scuderia Guastalla for Luigi Chinetti and Alfonse de Portago. They were disqualified after three stages due to being over the time limit due to engine problems.
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1953 340 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta: Entered by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1953 Le Mans race, it was driven by Mike Hawthorn and Nino Farina. They were disqualified for taking on fuel and brake fluid too early. Most 340 MM cars with their 4.1L V12 like this car (Chassis #0320AM) were converted to 4.7L 375MM specification. This car was raced as a 375MM for the remainder of its career, including a 6th place finish on the Carrera Panamericana race.
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1953 166 MM Zagato: Zagato bodied his first car for Ferrari in 1948, with the 166MM Zagato Panoramica. Zagato continued to body 166MM cars until production of that model ended in 1953. With its lightweight body, the 166 MM became Ferraris most potent sports car, a 166MM winning Le Mans in 1949. It was powered by a 2.0L V12 that produced 140 bjp and was capable of a top speed of 131 mph.
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1953 375 MM Vignale: New owner Allen Guiberson entered this car ( Chassis #0268AM) for Phil Hill and Ritchie Ginther to drive in the 1954 Carrera Panamerican road race in Mexico, where they finished 2nd to a Ferrari 375 Plus. This 4.9L V12 engined car started life in 1953 as a factory works car. It was sold to Luigi Chinetti, who entered it in the 1953 Carrera PanAmericana together with Alfonso de Portago but failed to finish. During its racing life it had a who's-who of period Ferrari drivers behind the wheel.
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1953 250 MM: Efran Ruiz-Echeverria and Pedro Becerril piloted this 250MM (Chassis #0352MM) on the 1953 Carerra Panamericana. The finished in 11th place overall and 7th in class. The heart of the 250MM was its 3.0L V-12, producing 240 hp. These were purpose built racing machines for long distance events such as the Carrera.
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1953 735 S: In an all out assault on the new World Sports Car Championship in 1953, Ferrari introduced its two new four-cylinder cars alongside its traditional twelve-cylinder cars. The 735 S was one of the two new 2.9L inline four-cyl. cars, the 625 TF being the other. The engine was developed from the 500 F2 car and produced 225bhp. The exact history of this car is not known. It appears to have a Scaglietti body, and may have been rebuilt a converted to a 500 Mondial. We will keep researching to find out more history on this car.
1954 750 Monza: Alfonso de Portago drove this 750 Monza (Chassis #0428MD) in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, but did not finish. This was one of the ex-works cars and was raced by de Portago in 1954 with some success and at in 1955 (DNF). The car was then sold to Sterling Edwards and raced in the USA until 1957. The 750 Monza was powered by a 3.0L 4-cyl. engine delivering 250 bph and a top speed of over 155 mph. Thirty-one 750 Monza cars were built and all were bodied by Scaglietti as Spyders.
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1954 375 MM: This car (#0362AM) Was purchased by Tony Parravono and driven by Jack McAfee in the USA in 1954 & 1955. An accident in '55 resulted in the car being rebodied by Jack Sutton and purchased and raced by Frank Arciero. Drivers included Skip Hudson and Bob Bondurant, as well as Dan Gurney who drove the car to several wins in 1959 & 1960, including a win at Riverside in the LA Times GP for Sports Cars.
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1954 375 Plus (LE MANS, 1954 - WINNER): Jose Froilan Gonzalez and Maurice Trintignant denied both Jaguar and Cunningham the win at Le Mans in 1954 driving this car at an average speed of 105.2 mph, over a distance of 2,523 miles in the 24 hour race. Gonzalez set fastest lap in the race at just over 117.5 mph in another triumphant Le Mans victory for Ferrari. This car (Chassis #0396AM) was sold to John Edgar and raced in Mexico and the USA.
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1954 375 Plus (Le Mans, 1954): Robert Manzon and Louis Rosier failed to finish the 1954 Le Mans race due to gearbox trouble in the 15th hour. Its sister car driven by Gonzalez and Trintignant won Le Mans that year, denying Jaguar the victory. Under hood was a V12 of 4954cc. This car (Chassis #0392AM) won the Carrera Panamericana race later in 1954 and had a successful racing career in the USA until 1958.
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1954 375 Plus: After this car (Chassis #0392AM) was raced by the Ferrari factory at both the Mille Miglia and Le Mans in 1954, it was sold to Erwin Goldscmidt who entered it in the Carrera Panamericana, with Umberto Maglioli driving. Maglioli won the 1,910 mile Carrera in 17 hours, 40 minutes, and 26 seconds, averaging 107.927 mph. He was 25 minutes ahead of the second place finisher over the races eight stages.
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1954 375 MM (Le Mans, 1954): Briggs Cunningham used his 375 MM (#0372AM) to test Ferrari engines for a possible use in his cars. A unique feature to this car was the water cooled braking system and the two large air ducts for that system. Its first outing was at Sebring where it retired while leading. At Le Mans in 1954, the car was in 6th place when a rocker arm failed. Ferrari refused to admit his engine part had caused the failure and Cunningham refused to do further business with him. Cunningham finished 6th at Watkins Glen in this livery, after that race it was sold to Bill Spears and won numerous SCCA races.
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1954 500 Mondial (735 S) (Tour de France, 1954): Ferrari produced the 500 Mondial for private customers and to be raced in the 2.0 Liter class at races such as the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia. Powered by the same 2.0L engine that was used in the 500 F2 grand prix cars, the Lampredi engine made 170 bhp, good for 155 mph. This car (Ch# 0424MD) was originally a blue Pininfarina bodied car. After a busy 1954 race season with its original owner (first in class Reims 12-Hour), Yves DuPont bought the car in the fall of 1954. Almost immediately, Du Pont and a co-driver simply named Biagini entered the car in the 1954 Tour de France Auto, but failed to finish. DuPont returned the car in 1955 to have it rebodied by Ferrari into this Series II 500 Mondial body by Scaglietti and repainted red and it was given a new chassis number (0564MD), which was the next body/chassis number for cars in production.
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1954 375 Plus (Carrera Panamericana, 1954): Entered by John Edgar for the Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico in 1954, this 375 Plus (Chassis #0396AM) is the same car that earlier in the year won at Le Mans. The car was sold after Le Mans to Edgar. The driver for the Carrera race was Jack McAfee, with Ford Robinson as co-driver. Tragedy struck however as the car left the road and ended up crashing down an embankment, killing Robinson. The car was rebuilt after the race and was campaigned by Edgar with McAfee driving throughout the 1955 season with excellent results.
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1955 121 LM Scaglietti (Le Mans, 1955): Inspired by highly competitive British powerplants produced by the likes of Jaguar and Aston Martin, Ferrari created its own six-cyl. engine of 4.4L. The engines were installed in a chassis similar to that of the 750 Monza and bodied by Scaglietti the new car was officially known as the 446 S but the name was changed to 121 LM. Maurice Trintignant and Harry Schell drove this car (Ch. #0546 LM) at Le Mans in 1955, but retired in the 10th hour due to overheating. After 1955, the six-cyl. engine was scrapped in favor of the Jano V-12.
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1955 250 Europa GT S2 Coupe PF (Shelton, 1960): The 250 Europa GT was modified by Ferrari in 1954 to accept the new 3.0L Colombo V-12 (Tipo 112) engine. This gave the cars now called the S2 more horsepower and a faster top-end speed. The V-12 engine produced 220 BHP and a top speed of 135 MPH (218 KPH). The 250 Europa GT S2 was built until 1956. A total of 35 cars were made, 27 of which like this one is a Pinin Farina bodied coupe. This is designated a "Speciale" due to its revised coachwork from the other cars. The car was purchased in 1960 by Hal Rudow and it raced like this at Shelton (Washington State) to a class win.
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1955 250 Europa GT S2 Coupe PF (Shelton, 1960): Hal Rudow was a gentleman racer from Seattle, Washington, who bought a used football helmet and entered his first hill climb in 1956. He soon began racing his Jaguar XK-120 in SCCA and club events on the airport circuits that made up the racecourses in the Pacific Northwest USA. In 1960 he went to New York to buy this car from Luigi Chinetti, who had bought it from its European owner. Rudow drove the car home across the USA. He raced the car in 1960 and won his class at races at Shelton and Arlington, but otherwise the car was too slow and unreliable, and he sold it on in 1961.
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1955 121 LM Scaglietti (Le Mans, 1955): Phill Hill and Umberto Maglioli teamed together to drive at Le Mans in 1955. They retired in the 7th hour with clutch failure. John Von Neuman purchased the 4.4L V12 car and was raced successfully by both Hill and Carrol Shelby among others. A beautiful car!
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1955 750 Monza (Goodwood, 1955): Mike Hawthorn and Alfonso de Portago drove this car (Chassis #0496M) in the 1955 Goodwood 9 Hour race, but did not finish due to an accident. de Portage drove the car later in the season (Nassau) and was very successful with it. The 750 Monza was powered by a 260 horsepower, 2999cc, 4-cylinder. engine. Jaguar purchased a 750 Monza to study why the smaller engined car was beating their D-Types. The conclusion, it was perfect in every way.
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1955 857 Monza (Targa Florio, 1955): The Targa Florio in 1955 was one of the most hotly contested and pitted the Mercedes Benz team against Ferrari. Eugenio Castellotti and Robert Manzon drove a hard fought race in their 3.4L four-cylinder (280 hp) Ferrari against the faster Mercedes of Stirling Moss/Peter Collins and Juan Manuel Fangio/Karl Kling. For the first part of the race, Castellotti split the pair of Moss and Fangio, taking the lead when Moss left the road, later to rejoin and regain the lead. Ultimately, the Mercedes outpaced the Ferrari, with Castellotti and Manzon finishing 3rd behind Moss and Fangio. Starting out as a 750 Monza, this car (#0570M) was sold to N.A.R.T., then to George Tilp who had Phil Hill drive the car with success in USA events in 1956. It was then sold to various owners, competing in the USA through 1961. The 1955 Targa Florio however was its shinning moment.
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1956 250 GT Berlinetta TdF Scaglietti LWB (Tour de France, 1957): Ferrari built fourteen of these Scaglietti designed alloy bodied cars known as Series 1 (with no-louvres) 250 GT's for racing and rallying. This car (Ch# 0563GT) was leased to French industrialist Jacques Peron, who raced and rallied the car until 1958. Run on the Tour de France Auto twice in 1956 and 57, in 1956 it placed 8th overall and in 1957, it finished 5th overall with Georges Burggraff co-driving. While he had the car, Peron entered the car at the Reims 12-hr, Pau 3-Hr and GP Paris, along with several lesser races and rallies. In 1958 the car was returned to the factory and sold off to America where it has remained since.
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1956 250 GT Berlinetta TdF Scaglietti LWB (Mille Miglia, 1956): Drawing from the Pinin Farina design of the 250GT MM (named for the important victory for Ferrari at the Mille Miglia in 1953), the new model would come to be known as the Tour de France (TdF), for its victories on that important French road race. Scaglietti smoothed the line of the 250 GT MM and the car was put on the long wheel base chassis. Powered by the potent 3.0L V12 producing 220 BHP and a top speed of 130 MPH, this alloy bodied car (CH. #0503GT) was one of the first 250 GT TdF's built.
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1956 250 GT Berlinetta TdF Scaglietti LWB (Mille Miglia, 1956): Sold new to Dr. Caraceni of Rome in 1956, it was soon purchased by Olivier Gendebien who drove to a class win on the Tour of Sicily before entering the Mille Miglia. His co-driver in 1956 was Jacques Washer and the pair finished 5th overall, first in class. Gendebien sold the car in 1957 for a newer model of TdF. Its next owner (Simeoni) fatally crashed the car and it was rebodied by Ferrari in the open-headlight TdF style. Another crash on the Mille Miglia retro in 1989 saw the car rebodied to its original first series TdF body style.
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1956 857 Monza (Dundrod TT, 1956): Piloted by Eugenio Castellotti and Piero Tarifi in the 1956 Tourist Trophy race at Dundrod, they drove their 860 Monza to a 6th place finish. The 860 Monza's has a 3,5L four-cylinder engine, producing over 300 hp and is Ferrari largest and most successful four-cylinder engined race car. The 860 Monza was a key factor, along with the 290MM in Ferrari's winning the 1956 World Championship.
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1956 860 Monza (SEBRING, 1956 - WINNER): 1st place finisher at the 1956 Sebring 12 hr. in the hands of Juan-Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Catellotti, with the second team car right behind. The car was later sold to Fangio for a race in S. America, eventually making its way to the USA and was raced extensively in SCCA races by owner John von Neumann, with drivers such as Phil Hill and Ritchie Ginther. After a series of owners including some of the most prominent Ferrari collectors, this car sold for $3.5 million in 2006.
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1956 860 Monza (Nurburgring, 1956): Ferrari built three 860 Monza's in 1956, with more power than the 750 Monza and 857S from the prior year. Using a 3.4L four-cylinder engine producing 280hp, this car (#0628M) had a long successful racing career, piloted by a who's-who of drivers of that era. It was first run at the Mille Miglia, where Peter Collins finished 2nd, followed by a run at the 1000 Km of Nurburgring, driven by Alfonso de Portago and Olivier Gendenbien. The car was disqualified after receiving outside repair assistance. It was given a larger 290MM engine for 1957 and was driven at the Targa Florio, Sebring, Watkins Glen, Nassau and Buenos Aires among notable races; by notable drivers such as Phil Hill, Hans Herrmann, Eugenio Castellotti, Wolfgang Von Trips, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney. The car is in its 1956 Nurburgring livery.
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1956 860 Monza (Nurburgring, 1956): Juan Manuel Fangio placed this car on the pole at the Nurburgring 1000Km in 1956. Co-driving with Eugenio Castelotti, the pair finished 2nd behind the Maserati 300S driven by a team of drivers including Stirling Moss and ahead of the Ferrari 290MM driven by Phil Hill and Alfonso de Portago . The Maseratti finished 26 seconds ahead of Fangio. Maserati used four drivers which made the difference as the number of drivers let Maseratti place fresh drivers in the car after the original Moss/Behra entry retired early. This car (#0602M) was driven at Sebring earlier in the year by Musso.Schell and finished 2nd.
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1956 290 MM (Mille Miglia, 1956): Ferrari developed four cars for the Mille Miglia in 1956. Powered by a 3.5L V12 developed from the 4.5L F1 engine, the engine developed 320hp, good for 170 mph top speed. Eugenio Castellotti won the race in heavy rain. Ferrari's would claim the top five places as they dominated the 1,000 mile race through Italy. Juan Manuel Fangio drove this car without a navigator and finished 4th overall.
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1956 290 MM (Mille Miglia, 1956 - WINNER): A total of 426 cars in 13 classes were entered for the 23rd Mille Miglia held in April 1956. Dry weather gave way to heavy rain early and the rain and slick roads took their toll on many drivers and machines. This car (Ch.#0616MM) was one of four cars built by Ferrari for the 1956 Mille Miglia. Two 860 Monzas and two 290 MMs. Eugenio Castellotti drove a fantastic race solo and took an epic win for Ferrari. Ferrari occupied the first four places, with Collins and Musso in 2nd and 3rd in the 860 Monzas and Juan Manue Fangio fourth in the other 290 MM.
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1956 290 MM (Mille Miglia, 1956 - WINNER): It was the sixth Mille Miglia for Castellotti, his first being in 1951, which was only his second race. Castelletti made a name for himself in Italian and international sports car racing, earning a Lancia factory drive in 1954, alongside his mentor Alberto Ascari. He would drive sports cars for Lancia, not getting his first F1 start until 1955. The reliability of the cars cost him any chance of winning in F1 with Lancia and then with Ferrari in 1956. In addition to the Mille Miglia, he did win Sebring with Fangio in 1956 and the pair finished 3rd at the Nurburgring 1000 Km. Sadly, he died while testing a new F1 car for Ferrari at Modena in 1957.
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1956 290 MM (Mille Miglia, 1956 - WINNER): Castellotti had great respect and admiration for Juan Manuel Fangio. Even though he was the junior member of the Ferrari F1 and sportscar teams, he was often the quickest. His ability to win F1 races was hampered by poor reliability, and team orders that caused him to cede positions to Fangio so that he could score maximum Championship points. His willingness to obey team orders and driving ability quickly endeared him to his older teammate.
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1956 500 TR Touring (Monza, 1956): Olivier Gendebien and Alfonso de Portago drove this car (#0652MDTR) at the Monza Supercortemaggiore in 1956. The finished 4th behind the winning 500 TR of Collins/Hawthorn and Castellotti/Fangio in 3rd place. After Monza, the car was sold and driven by Masten Gregrory for Temple Buell in the USA, Cuba and Bahamas in 1956. The car was sold to Chester Flynn and driven in SCCA events with moderate success until 1959.
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1956 625 LM Touring (Le Mans, 1956): 1956 was a very good year for Ferrari. While they did not win Le Mans that year, they won the Sports Car Constructors Championship and the F1 World Championship. The 625 LM was one of the many sports prototypes that Ferrari built that year. Three cars were built and bodied by Touring and raced at Le Mans in 1956. Powered by a 2.5L Testa Rosa four-cylinder engine, the 625 used the same tubular chassis Ferrari employed on all their sports racing cars at the time. This car (#0644MDTR) was the only one of the three team cars to finish Le Mans in 1956, with Olivier Gendebien and Maurice Trintignant sharing the driving, finishing 3rd overall and second in class..
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1957 290 MM (Road America, 1956): The 290 MM and the 860 Monza are distinquished by their engines with the 290 MM having a 3.5L V-12, which developed 320 hp. The body work on these cars set the 'look' for Ferrari sports racing cars in the late 50's. Using a tube frame chassis, the 290 MM was created to campaign Ferrari's successful efforts to win the World Sportscar Manufacturer's championship in 1956 and '57. This 290MM was raced at the inaugural Road America 500 by John Kilborn and Howard Hively under Kilborn's private entry and finished 6th overall, 3rd in class.
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1957 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Zagato TdF (Coppa d Oro di Modena, 1960): One of five alloy Zagato bodied cars, this one (Ch. #0689GT) was sold new in 1957 to Italian owner Vittorio de Micheli. He raced the car in a variety of events until selling it to Umberto Filotico, who ran the car mostly on hill climbs in Italy, picking up several class as well as outright wins. He raced the car in this livery in 1960 at the Coppa d Oro di Modena held as a support race at the Modena Autodrome (Ferrari and Maserati test track) as a preliminary race to the F1 non-championship race, the Modena GP.
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1957 335 S (Le Mans, 1957): Mike Hawthorn and Luigi Musso retired in the 5th hour at Le Mans in 1957 with a blown engine. Very fast, Hawthorn set the fastest lap at over 126 mph with the 4.0L V12 powered car, while dueling with the sister car of Peter Collins and Behra in the Maserati 450S. The pace would prove too much for all three cars, all retired by nightfall, this car in the 5th hour. After Le Mans, it was sold to Luigi Chinetti and was successfully raced in N. America.
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1957 335 S (Le Mans, 1957): Paired together for most of the Ferrari factory entries on long distance events, Peter Collins and Phil Hill paired together to run this car (Ch. #0700) at Le Mans that year. Their race ended early due to engine failure. This was one of the rare DNF's for this pair and this car in its successful racing life at Nurburgring, Mille Miglia, Spa, Nassau among other venues. It was sold after the 1957 season to John von Neumann and raced extensively in the USA. At Le Mans, it ran the 4.0L V12 which produced 390 hp and gave it a top speed of 186 mph.
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1957 315 S (Le Mans, 1957): Stuart Lewis-Evans and Martino Severi drove Ferrari entry of this 315 Sport (#0684) at Le Mans in 1957 and finished 5th behind four Jaguars. Earlier that season, Taruffi won the Mille Miglia in this car. These finishes helped Ferrari win the 1957 World Championship for Sports Cars. Powered by a 3.8L V12, the 315 S was an evolution of the 290 MM. Built as Ferrari's answer to the Maserati 400S, but at 330 bhp, did not match Maserati's 400 bhp V8. Further development on the 315 S was done and the 390 bhp 335 S was created. For 1958, a 3.0L engine limit was in place for the World Sportscar Championship, so the 315/335 S was retired.
Model by ART MODEL 1/43.
1957 500 TRC (Watkins Glen GP, 1958): Starting out its racing life on the Mille Miglia (8th place), this car (#0698MDTR) was raced by Julio Falla throughout Europe, eventually going to the Bahamas for Speed Week via the way of Central America. It was sold to Gilbert Geitner who raced in SCCA events throughout 1958, including the Watkins Glen Grand Prix where he finished 8th overall and 1st in class. In 1959 under N.A.R.T. sponsorship, the car with Geitner driving, was raced at Sebring (DNF-accident) and at Le Mans (DNF-gearbox). A great history on this beautiful 3.0L V12 Ferrari, pictured here in its Watkins Glen livery.
Model by ART MODEL 1/43

1957 500 TRC (Targa Florio, 1959): Ferrari revised the 500 TR in 1957, to make the 500 TRC which featured a wider cockpit, doors, and a full windscreen, all on a longer wheelbase in order to meet new regulations. It was powered by a Lampredi designed 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which produced 180 hp. Its lightweight made it quite competitive, with a 500 TRC winning their class on the Targa Florio in both 1957 and 1958. This car has a three-year Targa Florio history.
Model by ART MODEL 1/43
1957 500 TRC (Targa Florio, 1959): The 500 TRC was never campaigned by the factory. However, private entries such as this one (#0670MDTR) owned by Mario Cammarata held their own in serious competition, including factory 12-cylinder entries. This car finished 12th (3rd class) on the 1957 Mille Miglia, 10th (2nd class) on the 1958 Targa Florio and was entered again for the 1959 Targa with Cammarata and Domenico Tramonta driving, where they finished 8th overall and 2nd in class.
Model by ART MODEL 1/43
1957 250 Testa Rosa (GP Venezuela, 1957): Ferrari built this car (Ch.#0666 1957) as the first Testa Rosa prototype in early 1957, based on a 290 MM chassis. It had a long and successful competition life, with its first race the 1000 Km Nuerburgring (10th), followed by an unsuccessful outing at both Le Mans and the Swedish GP. The car was then rebodied by Scaglietti in the pontoon fendered body seen here. The car was shipped to South America for late 1957/early 1958 races before being shipped back to Europe.
Model by Precision Miniatures 1/43 (John Frankenheimer Collection)
1957 250 Testa Rosa (GP Venezuela, 1957): Wolfgang von Trips drove with Wolfgang Seidel in the 1000 Km of Carcas and the GP of Venezuela, where they finished 3rd overall in both races in this livery. Von Trips then drove with Mike Hawthorn at Buenos Aires 1000 Km, where they finished 2nd. After an unsuccessful Targa Florio, the car was sold to Luigi Chinetti who entered it for Le Mans in 1958, were it retired due to an accident and fire. Rebuilt, the car was sold to American Rod Carveth who raced it until 1962; at Sebring, Le Mans and many SCCA races,
Model by Precision Miniatures 1/43 (John Frankenheimer Collection)

1957 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF Competizione (Mille Miglia, 1957): Racing for Jacques Swatter's Ecurie Francorchamps, this car (Ch.#0677) won its first race (Giro di Sicilia) with Olivier Gendebien driving and his cousin Jacques Washer co-driving, in a lead up to the Mille Miglia. Entered by Scuderia Ferrari for the race, Gendebien drove masterfully and finished third overall and first in the GT class. It was an important 1-2-3 win for Ferrari and showed that the 250 GT was capable of competing against faster sports prototypes.
Model by BOX 1/43
1957 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF Competizione (Mille Miglia, 1957): Four 250 GT LWB cars finished in the top ten in 1957,of what was to be the last Mille Miglia. From there, Gendebien drove the car to six victories in 1957, including the Tour de France from which these GT got their nickname (TdF). This car (Ch. #0677) is one of the rare 14-louver Scaglietti bodied 250 GT's. The car today is restored and is run in vintage events such as the Mille Miglia retro.
Model by BOX 1/43
1957 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF Competizione (Pau 3-HR, 1957): This car (Ch. #0607GT) started out in 1957 as a Ferrari works car, running at both Monza and the Mille Miglia. It was sold to Wolfgang Seidel of Germany later that year, who had success with the car at Reims (2nd) and the Nurburgring (1st), before selling it on again in 1957 to Jean Guichet. Guichet drove the car to 4th overall at the 3-Hours of Pau in 1957, in this livery. Guichet continued to race the car until 1959, taking many class wins in French racing events.
Model by BEST 1/43
1957 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF Competizione (Pau 3-HR, 1957): Ferrari introduced the 250 GT Berlinetta (LWB) in 1956. Nicknamed the Tour de France, or TdF, after dominating the French rally over multiple years, seventy-seven Tour de France cars were built, of which a number were sold for GT races from 1956 through 1959. There were four series of 250 GT Berlinettas. In mid-1957 the Series III cars were introduced, with three louvres and covered headlights. Eighteen were produced. The 36 Series IV cars; retained the covered headlights and had a single vent louvre. This is an alloy body Series IV car, with sliding windows, definitely meant to be used for competition.
Model by BEST 1/43

1958 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF (Tour de France Auto, 1958 - WINNER): The 250 Granturismo Berlinetta, nicknamed the "Long Wheelbase Berlinetta", was also called the "Tour de France" after successfully competing in the the 10-day races. Olivier Gendebien and Lucien Bianchi drove this car (#1033GT) to victory on the 1958 Tour de France auto race in 1958. Based on the 250 GT, the TdF cars were built from 1956-59 with Scaglietti bodies based on a Pinin Farina design. There were 77 Tour de Frances built and most were raced in the Tour de France. The 250 GT TdF is powered by a 3.0L, 256 hp V-12.
Model by BOX 1/43
1958 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF (Tour de France Auto, 1958 - WINNER): Ferrari introduced the 250 GT Berlinetta (LWB) in 1956. Nicknamed the Tour de France, or TdF, after dominating the French rally over multiple years, seventy-seven Tour de France cars were built, of which a number were sold for GT races from 1956 through 1959. There were four series of 250 GT Berlinettas. In mid-1957 the Series III cars were introduced, with three louvres and covered headlights. Eighteen were produced. The 36 Series IV cars; retained the covered headlights and had a single vent louvre. This is an alloy body Series IV car, with sliding windows, definitely to be used for competition.
Model by BOX 1/43

1958 250TR 58 (LE MANS, 1958 - WINNER): The successful duo of Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill won their first of three Le Mans victories in this car (Chassis # 0728TR) in 1958. During the '58 season, this car received the updated 250TR nose, was raced at Sebring and the Targa Florio by Hawthorn and von Trips (both DNF). It was purchased by Pedro Rodriguez and raced at '58 Nassau to 2nd place and again at Sebring by Rodriguez in '59, but failed to finish, Le Mans being its finest (24) hour.
1958 250TR (Nurburgring 1000 Km, 1958): The "red head", this TR58 was raced to 4th place by Luigi Musso and Phil Hill at the Nurburgring 1000 km. Chassis #0726 was a very lucky car for Musso who raced to 2nd place at Sebring and won the Targa Florio with the car in 1958. It was also raced that year at Le Mans, but failed to finish (without Musso in the cockpit). It continued to be used (sparingly) by Ferrari until 1960.
Model by BRUMM 1/43
1958 Dino 296 S (Silverstone, 1958): The Dino 296 S used the same engine as the 196 S, with increased displacement of the V6 to just under 3.0L (2962 cc). Scuderia Ferrari entered the car for Mike Hawthorne in its only race as a Dino, at the Daily Express Trophy race at Silverstone in May of 1958, as support race for the BRDC International F1 Trophy.
Model by BBR 1/43
1958 Dino 296 S (Silverstone, 1958): At Silverstone, Hawthorn placed third behind two 3.8L Lister-Jaguars driven by Masten Gregory and Archie Scott-Brown. Out gunned by almost a litre, the Ferrari accounted for itself well and won the team prize for cars up to 3.0L After Silverstone, the car was converted to TR250 specification with 3.0L V12 and the chassis (#0746TR) finished a long career, which included runs at Sebring and Daytona.
Model by BBR 1/43

1959 250 GT California Spyder LWB (Sebring 12-Hr, 1960): The days when you could slap some numbers on basically a street car and go big time racing were coming to an end. At Sebring in 1960, Scuderia Serenissima entered this car(#1459GT), which finished 8th overall and 1st in the GT3.0 class. with Carlo Abate, Giogio Scarlatti & Fabrizio Serena di Lapigio driving. It was also raced at the Targa Florio and Nurburgring 1000 KM.
Model by ART MODEL 1/43
1959 250 GT California Spyder LWB (Sebring 12-Hr, 1960): Serenissima was the district in Italy that included Venice, which is where Count Giovanni Volpi was born. Volpi used his vast inheritance to fund his Scuderia and raced mostly Ferrari, but other Italian makes as well in F1 and sports car events. He also funded the short lived ATS F1 project and later after a falling out with Ferrari, produced his own automobiles until 1970
1959 250TR/59 (SEBRING WINNER): Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Chuck Daigh and Olivier Gendebien teamed up to drive the Scuderia Ferrari entry to victory at Sebring in 1959. They finished a lap ahead of one of the other two Ferrari 250TR/59 team cars, as Ferrari finished 1-2 ahead of Porsche which took the next three positions with the 718 RSK. This car (Ch. #0766TR) was sold to N.A.R.T. and then later to Hap Sharp.
Model by Brumm 1/43

1959 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Interim (Tour de France, 1959): In the short period of time between production of the 250 GT LWB Berlinetta and the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, Ferrari produced a small run of cars which bridged both its predecessor and successor. Just seven of the Pinin Farina designed "Interim" cars were built in 1959, keeping the 250 GT LWB chassis, and combining it with an early development of the new SWB's coachwork. This car (Ch.#1509GT) was the fourth of the seven cars built. It was sold to French F1 and sports car driver Jo Schlesser, who entered it in the Tour de France Auto with his wife as co-driver.
Model by ALTAYA 1/43
1959 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Interim (Tour de France, 1959): Schlesser spent several years in Madagascar and had the car painted white with racing stripes in the Madagascan racing colors. Unfortunately, his Tou de France ended when he missed a bridge and the car ended up in the river below, it occupants not seriously hurt. He continued to campaign the car through 1960 with success, including second place in class at the Nurburgring 1000 Km with Lucien Bianchi co-driving. He sold the car to take delivery of a 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and subsequent owners raced the car with success until 1964.
Model by ALTAYA 1/43

1953 Timossi-Ferrari 'Arno XI': Achille Castoldi, one of the premier speedboat racers in Italy, commissioned the Cantiere Timossi boat works in Lake Como to build this three-point hydroplane in 1953. A friend of Alberto Ascari and Luigi Viloresi, Castoldi had them petition Enzo Ferrari for Ferrari to supply an engine to power his new boat. Ferrari agreed and provided him an engine, but not just any engine. He received a 4.5L V12 375 F1 engine, in fact the same engine used in the 375 F1 that won Ferrari's first F1 race at Silverstone!
Model by RACER WAKE 1/43
1953 Timossi-Ferrari 'Arno XI': During the boats development, twin-superchargers were added to the engine, which now developed 600 bhp. Castoldi, with Ascari and Viloresi on hand, set a new class world water speed record of 150.19 mph with the boat in October 1953. That record for the 800 Kg Class still stands today. Castoldi campaigned the boat with great success and eventually sold it and it was actively campaigned by subsequent owners up until 1960. One of those owners modified the nose and the tail, but the boat still exists today, with its original engine. A unique piece of Ferrari history.
Model by RACER WAKE 1/43

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