Friday, July 13, 2012

1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti 4062M

The second Ferrari 750 Monza built, 4062M was purchased in 1954 by Joe Kelly of Dublin - Ireland, not Ohio - who co-drove the car in the September 11 Tourist Trophy race with Desmond Titterington at Dundrod, where it retired with gearbox trouble. Victory followed a week later at Leinster with Titterington again at the wheel, followed by a DNF at Goodwood by future World Champion Mike Hawthorn. Kelly then sold the car to the Jaguar Car Company, where it was back-engineered to determine why it was so competitive against the Jaguar D-Type sports racer. It was then purchased by Jaguar team driver and 1951 Le Mans winner Peter Whitehead. In 1955 ace Formula 1 driver Jack Brabham imported the car to Australia, where it was raced until 1959.

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