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Collectors Corner - Ferrari 750 Monza


Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0440MD

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0440MD

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0462M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0462M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0470MD

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0470MD

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0486M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0486M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0492M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0492M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0498M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0498M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0500M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0500M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0502M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0502M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0504M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0504M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0518M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0518M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0520M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0520M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0526M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0526M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0530M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0530M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0538M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0538M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0552M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0552M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0552M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0552M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0554M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0554M

Ferrari 750 "Mondial" Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0562M

Ferrari 750 "Mondial" Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0562M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0568M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0568M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0572M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0572M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0572M

Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder s/n 0572M

 

The Ferrari 750 Monza was powered by a 3 litre 4 cylinder engine delivering 250 bph by 6000 rpm, allowing a top speed of 250 km/h. The production period was from early 1954 until October 1955. 31 cars were built all were bodied by Scaglietti as Spyders.

The 1st Ferrari 750 Monza was 0440MD (carries a Mondial suffix) with Scaglietti Spyder bodywork and was used by the Scuderia Ferrari, in May 1954 it was a raced by Umberto Maglioli in the 3h Bari (dnf), already a month later on June 20th it showed it's potential Umberto Maglioli won the GP Autodromo Imola, 14 days later Froilan Gonzales and Maurice Trintignant. finished 2nd in the GP Supercortemaggiore in Monza. Then it was Maglioli's turn again he finished 1st in the Circuito di Senigallia, next race was the GP Bremgarten in Berne the pilot was Toulo de Graffenried (dnf), it continued it's European Tour and was 2nd in the Tourist Trophy in Dunrod, this time Mike Hawthorn partnered Maurice Trintignant. In the last quarter of 1954 the car was sold to the French Scuderia Los Amigos which raced it in 1955 and 1956, in Dakar, in Spa, at the Supercortemaggiore, Monza at the 24h Le Mans, in the 12h Reims races, at Goodwood, in Aintree, at the Nassau Speed Week, 1000km Buenos Aires, GP Agadir, GP Dakar, Circuito di Cannes, GP Rouen, it was driven by Jean Lucas, and Harry Schell, Da Silva, "Helde", Lino Fayen and Dos Santos. In late 1956 it was sold to Don Vitale and raced in 1957 in the USA.

0462M started life as a 750 S using 857S engine 0558M at sometime, it was sold to Joe Kelly of Dublin and entered in the TT Dunrod race, the Leinster Trophy and the Goodwood Trophy, it was sold on to the Jaguar Car Company. In 1956 it was sold to Australia and raced until 1959.

0470MD carries a Mondial suffix, was sold in 1954 to Franco Cornacchia for Scuderia Guastalla which entered it in the Carrera Panamericana for Rudolfo Bracco and Ricardo Livocchi (dnf), it was sold on to Tore Bjurstrom the Scandinavian Ferrari dealer for Gunnar Carlsson. Carlsson raced it in the Helsinki GP (dnf) at the Nuerburgring (6th), Swedish GP, Kristianstad (acc),
Karlskoga Kanonloppet (1st), Copenhagen Cup, Roskilde Ring (1st). Late 1955 it was sold to Swede John Kvarnström he won the Helsinki GP in 1956, finished the GP Sweden as 4th OA and 1st IC.

0486M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, used by the Scuderia Ferrari in the 1955 Mille Miglia were it finished 6th OA and 4th in IC driven by Sergio Sighinolfi, there after it was sold to Jacques Jonneret of Geneva, he raced it in several hillclimbs. In Mont Ventoux hillclimb he won it's class, in St. Ursanne hillclimb he finished 2nd in Class, in Ollon-Villars hillclimb he was 4th in Class. Sold on to Peter Monteverdi, and raced in Tiefencastel-Lenzerheide hillclimb (1st), Martigny-La Forclaz hillclimb (1st), Turckheim-Les Trois Epis hillclimb (acc), in the following 12 month it was rebodied for Hopf as Ferrari-Monteverdi "750 GT Berlinetta" by Sauter, looking like 0402AM and in 1958 it was raced in September in Mitholz-Kandersteg hillclimb where it finished 4th OA and 1st IC, in 1993 Rod Jolley brought the Monza back to original specification.

0492M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder it was sold to Jacques Swaters, B - Equipe National Belge and was displayed at the Brussels Motor Show on the Equipe National Belge stand and then returned to the factory. John von Neumann, Hollywood, CA, USA received the Monza via Luigi Chinetti. It was raced by von Neumann with great success in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, Torrey Pines, Salinas and Glendale Airport before it was sold to Harrison Evans. Also Evans raced it was many good results in 1956 at Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Pomona, San Diego, Paramount Ranch. In 1956 it was sold to Stanley Kramer Productions, 20th Cent Fox, Hollywood painted white and used for the movie "On the Beach" starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire. For 20 years it was displayed at Rosso Bianco Collection, Aschaffenburg.

0494M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, 55 - Said, USA, but this could be a reading error looks Said owned 0454

0494M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was delivered to Marquis Alfonso de Portago in Spain. "Fons" raced it in 19955 in 9h Goodwood (acc) together with Mike Hawthorn, then in Caracas (2nd) and in Nassau, Governor's Trophy (1st), Alberto Ascari Memorial Trophy (1st) and Nassau Trophy (2nd OA and 1st IC). After the 1955 season the car was sold to Gary Laughlin and for the 1959 season it went to Charles Northrop who raced 0496M till late 1961.

0498M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was delivered to George Tilp, of Short Hill, NJ, it was painted white with blue nose band, raced by Phil Hill, in Beverly (1st), Seafair (2nd), Road America, Elkhart Lake (1st OA), Hagerstown (2nd), Governor's Trophy, Nassau (2nd OA). In 1956 it was sold to Jack Hinkle of Wichita, KS, now painted yellow in Montgomery (3rd) it was raced by O'Shea, in Coffevallye Hinkle finished 2nd, in 1957 E.D. Martin, Columbus, GA became the new owner, he raced it in Governor's Trophy, New Smyrna Beach, in Phoenix and Galveston.

0500M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was delivered to Italian race driver Pietro Carini, it was entered in the 1955 Mille Miglia (dnf), Lambardy Cup (1st), GP Portugal (dnf), Giro della Calabria (2nd). In 1958 the Spyder was raced by Pentti Keinänenin Scandinavia.

0502M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder without headrest, it was painted blue with white stripes it was delivered to William Doheny of Beverly Hills, CA and raced by Ernie McAfee, it did not finish the 12h Sebring race where Howard Wheeler was the 2nd driver, McAfee won Santa Barbara (twice) Hansen Dam and Palm Springs. In 1956 the Ferrari as sold to Temple Buell of Denver, CO, it was raced by Dabney Collins, Jack 'Windy' Morton, Masten Gregory and Lou Brero sr. in Santa Barbara, Pebble Beach, Dodge City, Fort Worth, Road America, Beverly, Pomona and Paramount Ranch. In 1959 it was owned and raced by Harry Washburn.
In 2007 the Monza was auctioned for $1.5mio at Pebble Beach.

0504M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was delivered to Michel Poberjsky, UK alias Mike Sparken, Mike raced the 750 Monza in Agadir (1st), GP Dakar (8th), Oulton Park (1st), Goodwood (2nd), Silverstone (5th) in June it did not finish the 24h Le Mans race in which Masten Gregory was his partner.

0508M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Francois Picard, it had 2 have accidents and was over turned in the 12h Hyres race and caught fire the driver was seriously hurt, today only the engine is with Edward Harrison.

0508M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Allen Guiberson and finished 2nd OA and 1st IC in the 12h Sebring race, with Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill also won Pebble Beach, in 1956 Jim Hall became the new owner.

0514M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Luigi Piotti of Rome, it took part in the 1955 Mille Miglia but did not finish, in the Coppa Lombardia race it was 2nd, in the GP di Tunisi it finished 1st, but in the Targa Florio it failed to finish, it was sold to Ken Wharton, he raced it in 9h Goodwood and Ardmore, New Zealand.

0516M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Camillo Luglio "Luca", he won the Corsa sulle Torricelle hillclimb, but did not finish the Mille Miglia and not the GP Supercortemaggiore in Monza.

0518M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Jacques Swaters, B, he finished the GP Dakar in 5th position, Roger Laurent drove the Monza to a 3rd position in the Voitures de Serie, Spa, but crashed heavily in the GP Bari, during the repair time the Monza received a larger grill and larger side air outlets, in Tourist Trophy Dundrod Jacques Swaters & Johnny Claes finished 13th. In 1956 Andre Pilette crashed in the GP Agadir and 0518M was rebodied in 1956 style cars (500 TR). In 1956 André Pilette; Rousselle, Changy and Milhoux drove the yellow Monza, the following races, GP Porto (6th), GP Rouen (10th), GP Sweden (dnf) and 1000km Paris, Monthlery (4th OA, 4th IC), then it was sold to the USA.

0520M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Louis Rosier, it finished 2nd in the GP Dakar, 1st in Forez-St.Etienne, 1st in GP Algier and 6th in the GP Portugal, Rosier did not survive an accident in Montlhery.

0522M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Otto Zipper. In 1987 it was offered by Mark Smith.

0524M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Casimiro de Oliveira, P, he had an accident in the GP Portugal, after the race it was sold to Fernando Mascarenhas he finishe the GP Lisboa in 6th position. In 1956 it was sold to Antonio de Borges Barreto, he raced the Monza in GP do Porto, was 3rd in the 5h Notturne di Messina and was killed in the 6h Forez race, the Monza was destroyed.

0526M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Jean Estager who did not finish the GP Portugal and sold it to Gunnar Carlsson via Tore Bjurström. Carlsson raced the Monza until 1962 and achieved many overall wins.
In 2007 the Monza was sold for €1.7mio.

0530M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Luigi Bordonaro di Chiaramonte of Palermo, he finished 2nd OA in the Trapani-Monte Erice hillclimb, 1st OA in the Corsa al Monte Pellegrino, but had 2 did not finishes in the Targa Florio.

0538M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, it was sold to Tony Parravano, of L.A., CA it had an accident in the Targa Florio, drivers were Carroll Shelby and Gino Munaron. In 1956 Shelby won in Beverly, Richie Ginther was 2nd New Smyrna Beach, Bob Drake was 2nd in Palm Springs.

0548M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, went to Willy-Peter Daetwyler, he raced the Monza extensively until September 1956 in Mitholz-Kandersteg hillclimb he finished 1st.

0550M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Enzo Pinzero & Lambello of Milano. Enzo Pinzero finished the Mille Miglia 27th OA and 7th IC, he was 9th OA in the GP Supercortemaggiore, Monza.

0552M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Jacques Swaters' Ecurie Francorchamps, Brussels, B. In 1955 it was raced by Jacques Swaters and in 1956 it was sold to Harry Schell collecting several 2nd places. In 1957 it was sold by Luigi Chinetti to Ed Gelder of Bridgeport, OH. Ed raced it with success until 1959.

0554M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Masten Gregory, USA, it was white with blue drop on the bonnet.Masten Gregory finished 3rd OA at the GP di Bari and at the ADAC Nuerburgring Eifelrennen, next was the Boavista GP Portugal (2nd) and the GP Lisboa (1st) in August they raced at the Daily Herald Trophy, Oulton Park (4th) and in 1956 in Beverly and Seafair (Seattle). the next owner was Loyal Katskee of Franham and the car was painted black, Katskee raced 0554M until late 1959 in following races Smartt Field, Coffeyville Kansas (1st OA), Nassau, International Grand Prix, Chicago (1st OA), Cumberland (7th OA), Eagle Mountain Air National Guard Base (10th), Rib Mountain (2nd), Road America, Elkhart Lake, IMCA Kansas International (3rd), Daytona Beach (1st), Meadowdale (6th OA), Lime Rock.

0562M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was a Scuderia Ferrari team car, it was repaired after a Monza accident and a 500 Mondial engine installed, the next owner was Joao Avende dos Santos, he raced the car with some respectable results in Italy, Bolzano Mendola hillclimb (4th), Circuito di Reggio Calabria (3rd) and 2nd OA in the 10 ore Notturne di Messina race.

0568M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Francois Picard, F, he finished 3rd in the GP Agadir, was a dnf in Dakar, 3rd in the 1000km Paris, Monthlery, 11th in GP Rouen, then Alfonso de Portago raced the Monza in the GP Sweden, where it stayed after the GP, new owner was Tore Bjurström, S - Scuderia Ferrari Swezia. In 1958 the Finn Carl-Otto Bremer became the new owner and raced the Monza until 1961. After Bremer died in a flying accident, the car went Pentti Groehn he drove the car on local sand tracks and ice races.

0572M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Jose Nogueira Pinto, P; Pinto raced it in GP Tanger (1st), GP Portugal (dnf), GP Lisboa (dnf), Vila do Conde (1st), GP do Porto (10th) 1000km Nuerburgring (dnf)

0572M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to John von Neumann, Hollywood, CA, USA, and it was raced by him and Phil Hill, in 1957 it was sold to Jacques Bellesiles, and later to Richard Brashear they raced the Monza until 1959. In 1974 Norman Thompson, Santa Barbara, CA raced the car at the Monterey Historic Races and rolled the Monza, 10 years later it was displayed at the International Ferrari Concours.

0586M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Chinetti ... Tom Burnside gave us an image showing a 750 Monza rolled by "NART" just before a race. The engine went to Dudley Cunningham.



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Technical Specifications

Engine Front

longitudinal in-line 4-cylinder, light alloy cylinder block and head

Timing gear

2 valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank

Bore and stroke

103 x 90 mm

Unitary displacement

749,90 cc

Total displacement

2.999,62 cc

Compression ratio

9.2:1

Maximum power

250 bhp at 6.000 rpm

Transmission

Dry, multi-plate clutch, 5-speed gearbox + reverse, ZF limited-slip differential

Chassis

Elliptical section steel tubes

Front suspension

Independent, double wishbones, coil springs

Rear suspension

De Dion axle, transverse leaf spring

Wheelbase

2.250 mm

Front track

1.278 mm

Rear track

1.284 mm

Kerb weight

760 kg

Front tyres

5.25-16

Rear tyres

6.00-16

Fuel tank

145 litres