Bodymaker Ghia
Bodystyle coupe
Year of manufacture 1951
First colour
Engine type 340/A wet sump
Enginenumber 18A
Gearboxnumber 37A
Rearaxlenumber 33A
First owner Tony Parravano
Last location Belgium



1951 Sold to Tony Parravano

2nd Torrey Pines, Bill Pollock, #90 DNF
Pollock spun out  during a terrific drive being 2nd. He was lapped by Phil    Hill in a 2.6 Ferrari. Finally Pollock came in with his track rods rubbing the brake drums caused by severe bottoming of the Ferrari on the main straight dip over 110 mph.

14-12-1952 3rd Torrey Pines, Tony Parravano, #??, DNS

Prepared by Ernie McAfee with the help of Jack McAfee and Roy Harris of Nicson Engineering for the Carrera Panamericana.
- special Scintilla Vertex magnetos were furnished
- all moving parts were balanced
- the front fenders were cut back for better front brake cooling
- additional air scoops were put on the break, the drums were bored for  cooling
- every part of the running gear was magnafluxed, re-assembled and safety wired
- a special set of Halibrand magnesium wheels were fitted and racing   Firestone tires are used
- U.S. type steering wheel was installed to prevent the blisters caused by the wooden  Italian rim
- Door and window mechanisms were lightened and an auxiliary gas tank was installed  behind the front seat
- the compression was raised by the installation of ‘higher’ pistons, the connection  rods were polished and all engine parts were magnafluxed
- the clutch was completely reworked, the pressure was increased and a special lining was installed
- every bolt on the entire car, engine or chassis was safety-wired or cortter-keyed

19-11-1952 Carrera Panamericana, Mexico, #17, Jack & Ernie McAfee, 5th
04-12-1955 Palm Springs, Bob Drake, retired
1989 Sold To Gordon Thomas
1989 Santa Barbera Concours d'Elegance, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
19-08-1990 Pebble Beach Concours, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
24-08-1994 International Ferrari Concours Monterey, 2nd in class, class 4, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
26-08-1994 Concorso Italiano, Quail Lodge, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
24-06-1995 Rosso Rodeo, Beverly Hills, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
19-04-1997 Rodeo Drive Concours, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
05-2002 FCA National Concours, Gordon & Ruth Thomas
19-08-2006 RM's Monterey Sports & Classic Car auction, $852.500
18-05-2008 RM's Maranello auction 575.000
2008 Car in Austria
01/03-05-2009 "Frühlingserwachen für Klassische Ferrari", Austria, J. Panis
13/17-05-2009 Mille Miglia, #136, Panis / Oberger
6/8 may 2010 Mille Miglia #156, Panis & Schiemann, finished 77th
14/17-july 2010 Ennstal Clasiisc #54, Panis & Oberger
17/20 -05-2012 Mille Miglia, #177, Panis / Panis-Markom, finished 91th
16/18 -05-2013 Mille Miglia, #198, Panis / Pauer-Ruel, finished 77th
10-2013 For sale at Urban pro Trade GmbH
2014 Johan van Puyvelde
12/12-10-2014 Zoute Concours Knokke (B) - van Puyvelde
09-09-2015 Chantilly Arts & Elegance - van Puyvelde