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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: 1026
A works car, this 512 S was entered in the 1970 Daytona 24 Hours for Mario Andretti and Arturo Merzario, who finished third overall. A few weeks later, it was fielded at the Sebring 12 Hours for Ignazio Giunti, Nino Vaccarella, who were joined during the race by Mario Andretti. Starting seventh, the trio scored an outright victory in what was a very strong field. Once back in Europe, chassis 1026 finished fourth at Monza and Spa. For Le Mans, it was fielded for youngsters Derek Bell and Ronnie Peterson. Sadly a dropped valve ended their charge early.

After its works duties, it was sold to Ecurie Francorchamps. Never raced by the Belgian team, it then passed to Solar Productions, who used it for the movie 'Le Mans'. During the filming, Bell crashed the car heavily and it was not raced again. The remains were bought from a French wrecking yard by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason in 1978. He had the car meticulously rebuilt and it has since appeared at a variety of events.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1970
First owner Scuderia Ferrari
Major wins
1970 Sebring 12 Hours (Ignazio Giunti / Nino Vaccarella / Mario Andretti)
Last known location Nick Mason
Appearances

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