Friday, 22 January 2016

Friday's Ferrari

I photographed this car in the pit lane at Donington Park during a practice session for the HGPCA Race for Pre-1961 Grand Prix Cars at the HGPCA's Donington International Historic Grand Prix meeting in May 2004.
Shown in the programme of the event as a 1952 Ferrari 625, a car that was derived from the 2 litre Ferrari 500 used during the 1952 and 1953 seasons with a lengthened chassis and a 2½ litre engine so that it could be used in the 1954 season. The serial number is 0482 and the record shows that it was fitted with a 2942cc type 735 sports car engine later in 1954. At the time of the Donington Park meeting it was owned by Alex Boswell and the programme says that the engine capacity was 2999cc which seems to indicate that it then had a 750 sports car engine, although the record doesn't say when this was fitted. This does, however, explain its current designation as a Ferrari 750 GP car.

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