Friday, 25 March 2016

Friday's Ferrari

Here's a photograph I took at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It's a model I've featured a couple of times previously, on 9 November 2012 and 1 May 2015, and it's a 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza, serial number 0602M, owned at that time by David Cottingham. The photographs I showed previously were at the 1995 Silverstone meeting, but the 1992 event featured a Ferrari display, and the programme said this about the car:

25   860 Monza
In-line 4-cylinder engine; 3.4 litres; 310bhp at 6200 rpm;
ifs/double wishbones/transleaf springs. De Dion
rear/transleaf springs. Introduced 1955 for use by works
drivers. Following on from the 3-litre 750 Monza some of
the 860's were re-engined 750's but three, this car
included , were built as 860's. This car was instrumental
in bringing to Ferrari the 1956 World Sports Car
Championship in the hands of such drivers as Musso,
Castellotti, Fangio, Hawthorn.

Behind the 860 Monza is one of Ferrari's Fiat transporters, used by Scuderia Ferrari from 1959.

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