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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1971
Numbers built:1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 04, 2009
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Chassis: 1048
One of several Ferrari 512s supplied to Scuderia Filipinetti, chassis 1048 was first raced as a 512 M early in 1971. Ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it was extensively modified by Mike Parkes. He sourced a Porsche 917 windshield, which was 40mm lower and 120 mm narrower than the original. A full-width rear wing was also fitted. The changes were so extensive that the car was appropriately nick-named the 512 F (for Filipinetti). Weighing in at 800 kg, it was the lightest Ferrari that lined up for Le Mans that year. For the driving duty Parkes was joined by Henri Pescarolo. Unfortunately the race got off to a bad start and while catching up Parkes spun and damaged the car heavily. Shortly after the repairs, the engine died, resulting in an early retirement.

After the disappointing showing at Le Mans, Filipinetti did not race the car again. It was sold to the United States in 1972 where it made a single appearance. Parkes was to drive 1048 at the Can-Am finale at Riverside but the unique 512 F was disqualified for administrative reasons. Since then, it changed hands several times before being acquired by a Canadian enthusiast in the early 1990s. He has regularly raced the car and in 2004 brought it back over to Europe for the Le Mans Classic.


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2009 Concorso Italiano 2009 Concorso Italiano 2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic
2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic

  Article Image gallery (8) 1048 Specifications