Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Lancia D50

At the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2006 this car was one of those on display in the Paddock Suite.
It's the Donington Museum's 1955 Lancia D50 recreation. The D50s were handed over to the Ferrari team when Lancia withdrew from racing towards the end of the 1955 season, and the cars were gradually modified over the next couple of seasons until, in the then usual Ferrari manner, the cars were scrapped when they reached the end of their useful life. In recent years the engines and many of the original components of the cars were recovered and several replicas constructed. Two of the original cars still exist in museums though, and on 2 January 2013 I showed photographs of one of these that was loaned to Silverstone in 1998 when they marked the 50th anniversary of the Silverstone circuit.

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