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Ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 going to auction

Every auction usually has one feature to help bering attention to the entire event, but when the auction is nothing but Ferraris, there’s probably more than one “special” car. So at the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione this may, if the 1957 250 TR doesn’t set a record , this 1967 330 P4 just may.

This prototype racer is one of three ever built. The 330 P4’s V12 engine made 480 hp. It was part of Ferrari’s mid-engine V12 race car renaissance that happened throughout the 60s to help the prancing get back on top of the racing world (the 330 P4 took second place behind the Ford GT40 at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans).

Source: RM Auctions



9 comments:

It’s funny when people take you literally. What I mean is that I would never buy anything that I will not be able to use aside from the displaying it among my friends who would surely be mouthwatering.

I was scrolling down the webpage when I saw the word, "ultra-rare." It really caught my attention because I have never heard of such adjective to describe something. Both were describing something in extremes and I can’t imagine how one would be able to use them in one sentence, one subject, Then I saw what it was referring to and I told myself, "That car is ultra-rare"

Definitely its for auction sale. Which spells the difference, this car is for those who would spend millions just to have it like a priced Van Gogh.

If I buy this, where would I ever use it? And if I store it in my garage, it would probably be stolen the very next day. So maybe I can just stare at it and wish it would be mine.

I love this P4 despite the lack of aerodynamics feature that is the reason why there were only 3 and why they were converted.

So that information left us the big question. Is the P4 on auction sale the controversial P 3/4 0846 or the 0856 owned by Lawrence Stroll? If this article is directly referring to the 3 P4’s (0856, 0858 and 08560). We can surmise that this is the only one among the three that kept its original body kit, therefore this must be the 0856. This must be the auction of the year!

I’d like to share this to you guys read on:
All of the P4’s built are accounted for, although P 3/4 0846 is surrounded in controversy. By chassis number:

0856 remains in its original state and is owned by Canadian Lawrence Stroll
0858 was converted into a 350 Can-Am and is owned by American Walter Medlin
0860 was also converted to a 350 Can-Am but is presently wearing a P4 Spyder body and is in a French automobile museum
0846, known as the P 3/4 because it was originally built as a P3 by Ferrari, it was modified in December 1966 to accept a P4 engine while retaining its P3 nose and chassis. This vehicle was badly damaged in an accident at Le Mans and was discarded by Ferrari.Recently, many components of the original P 3/4 0846 appear to have resurfaced in the possession of exotic car collector and enthusiast James Glickenhaus, a former movie director and stock exchange magnate. Although both he and David Piper (from whom he acquired the car) thought it one of four replica chassis constructed with the blessing of Enzo Ferrari in the late 1960s, it appears that nearly all of the tube frame chassis and some other components from the wrecked P3/4 were used in this car.

FYI: The Ferrari P series were prototype sports cars in the 1960s and early 1970s. Only four Ferrari P4 engined cars were ever made: one P 3/4 and three 330 P4’s. Their 3-valve cylinder head was modeled after those of Italian Grand Prix-winning Formula 1 cars. To this was added the same fuel injection system from the P3 for an output of up to 450 hp (335 kW). In comparison with its rivals specially the ford GT40, the 330 P4 had poor aerodynamics, but its sexy looks continue to grab attention.

Just a little backtrack to the racing record of this racing pedigree. This prototype racer won at the 1000-kilometre Trofeo Filippo Caracciolo in Monza and a third overall finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. The car has been driven by legendary names such as Lorenzo Bandini and Willy Mairesse, while Jackie Stewart and Chris Amon famously took the car to second place in the British BOAC International 500, clinching the World Championship for Ferrari in the process. That’s a shattering record that auctioneers would love to hear about this car.

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