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  Ferrari 250 P
 

  Article Image gallery (18) 0812 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1963
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Fantuzzi
Successor:Ferrari 275 P
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 09, 2010
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Chassis: 0812
Chassis 0812 was the second of three 250 Ps built for the 1963 season. It debuted at the Sebring 12 Hours in March, where it finished second behind a sister car. After a disappointing Targa Florio, this 250 P scored its maiden victory at Nurburgring 1000 km in the hands of John Surtees and Willy Mairesse. The same drivers piloted chassis 0812 at Le Mans. They held a substantial lead until a fire ended the race prematurely for Mairesse and Surtees.

The wrecked car was sent back to Ferrari and rebuilt to the latest specifications. It made a victorious return to the track at the 1964 Sebring 12 Hours with Mike Parkes and Umberto Magioli at the wheel. Chassis 0812 made its final works appearance at Le Mans a few months later but it again failed to make it to the finish. Fitted with a four-litre engine, the car was sold to Luigi Chinetti, who fielded it with some success for the likes of Pedro Rodriguez and Walt Hansgen. Fittingly made its final competition appearance at Sebring in 1965, where it finished eighth overall and second in class.

Luigi Chinetti returned the car to Italy where it was fitted with a brand new body. Styled and constructed by Giovanni Michelotti, the unusual design featured gull-wing doors. In its new guise, chassis 0812 was displayed at the 1968 New York Auto Show. Chinetti retained the car but in the late 1980s had the car fitted with the old body back in Italy. Chassis 0812 returned to Italy for a second restoration some years ago, when it was rebuilt to its original configuration. In the very first or one of the very first public outings since then, this Ferrari 250 P is seen here at the 2010 Monterey Motorsport Pre-Reunion as a warm-up for the actual Motorsport Reunion held from Aug 12-15.


Chassis details
Major wins
1963 Nurburgring 1000 km (John Surtees / Willy Mairesse)
1964 Sebring 12 Hours (Mike Parkes / Umberto Maglioli)
Appearances

2012 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2012 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2012 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering 2012 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering
2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2009 Goodwood Revival

  Article Image gallery (18) 0812 Specifications