A uncommon 1967 Ferrari 412P has come up for public sale at Bonhams. This racecar was a part of the 1967 Spa 1,000 km race and secured the third place. This cemented Ferrari’s title within the 1967 World Championship of Makes.
Ferrari 412P : Extra Particulars
The 412P boasted of glossy design and an aerodynamic physique made by Pininfarina. The 412P was famous for its V12 engine that delivered spectacular efficiency on the monitor. Ferrari had developed this automotive particularly for endurance racing.
Produced in 1967, Col. Ronnie Hoare’s Staff instantly picked up this automotive. The crew determined to color the 412P within the signature Italian racing crimson together with a Cambridge blue nostril. It was one of many two privateer automobiles racing in that 12 months. This explicit automotive was helmed by Richard Attwood and Lucien Bianchi. They got here in third total within the Belgian Spa 1,000 Kilometers, which secured Ferrari’s title for the 1967 season.
The Chassis variety of this 412P is 0854 and it additionally participated within the season’s Le Mans 24-Hours and the Manufacturers Hatch 6-Hour race. David Piper then acquired this automotive. Piper ran the automotive within the Paris 1000 Kilometers, Kyalami 9-Hours, and the Cape City 3-Hours. In reality, Piper additionally raced the automotive in Europe and South Africa within the 1968-69 season. The automotive managed to pickup many race wins together with the 1968 Nuremberg 200 Kilometers, the Solituderennen at Hockenheim and the Swedish Grand Prix.
In 1969, Chris Twine picked up the automotive. Over time, it modified palms a number of occasions with notable collectors like Lord Anthony Bamford, Sir Paul Vestey, John McCaw, and Bruce McCaw.
Restoration of the Ferrari 412P and its value
The present proprietor spent 9 years restoring the automotive. It contains authentic physique work together with race livery of the time it was with Col. Ronnie Hoare’s Staff.
Consultants estimate that this automotive might fetch round US4 40 million on the public sale. One other little bit of trivia about this automotive is that it’s simply one of many two authentic 412P automobiles. The opposite specimens are transformed from P3 manufacturing facility spec. The 412P is nothing however the buyer model of the 330 P3 race automotive.
Supply : Bonhams