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  Ferrari 512 S
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:25 512 chassis (15 converted to 'M' spec)
Successor:Ferrari 512 M
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 28, 2013
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Chassis: 1006
Earmarked for the North American Racing Team (NART), chassis 1006 was delivered to team principal Luigi Chinetti in time for the 1970 Sebring 12 Hours. Sporting a Spyder roof, it was entered for Sam Posey and Ronny Bucknum. Sadly, the race ended for the NART Ferrari after just five hours when the gearbox failed. Later in the year, Pedro Rodriguez campaigned the car in two Can-Am rounds, finishing 11th and 7th. NART brought the car out again in 1971 when it was one of very few still wearing the original 512 S bodywork. Its best result came at the Daytona 24 Hours when Bucknum and Tony Adamowicz finished a close second to the victorious Porsche. Chassis 1006's final race was the 24 Hours of Le Mans where dirty fuel caused persistent fuel injection problems, eventually prompting the car's retirement.

Following the chassis 1006's retirement from international racing, it was sold to Harley Cluxton, who campaigned the car in minor events. He sold the car on to Steve Earle; the founder of the Monterey Historic Races. Among the subsequent owners were noted collectors Chris Cord and Otis Chandler. During the early 1990s, it joined the impressive Rosso Bianco collection where it remained for around a decade. During the last couple of years, it crossed the RM Auctions block twice, most recently in 2007 when it changed hands for Euro 2.6 million at the auctioneer's inaugural Leggenda e Passione sale in Maranello. The current owner is a British historic racer, who has brought the 512 S out for select events during the last couple of years.


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2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2007 Retromobile 2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
2006 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

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