Sunday, June 23, 2019

1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Scaglietti

In the early 1950s, Ferrari shifted from using the compact Colombo-designed V12 engine in its smallest class of sports racers to a line of four-cylinder engines designed by Aurelio Lampredi. Inspired by the success of the light and reliable 2.5 L 553 F1 car, the four-cylinder sports racers competed with great success through the 1950s, culminating with the famed 500 Mondial and 750 Monza.
1954 saw the introduction of the 750 Monza. 35 were made. Sporting a three-litre version of the 500 Mondial's engine, the Monza was more powerful, with 250 hp (186 kW) on tap.

The new-style body was penned by Pinin Farina.

Mike Hawthorn and Umberto Maglioli piloted their 750 Monza to victory at Monza on its very first race, giving the car its name.
As might be expected these to die for Ferrari race cars don't cross the block often. When they do they aren't cheap. In 2013 a 1954 750 Monza Spider made $3.7m