0196A

Bodymaker Vignale
Bodystyle spyder
Year of manufacture 1952
First colour
Engine type 340/A wet sump
Enginenumber 36A
Gearboxnumber 43A
Rearaxlenumber 51A
First owner Scuderia Ferrari
Last location Netherlands

 

History

1952 Scuderia Ferrari, Maranello
03-05-1952

Mille Miglia, #614, DNF, Taruffi-Vandelli.
Taruffi started off at a tremendous pace and was easily the fastest car over the first 100 kilometres. After 300 kilometres Taruffi was 6th but shortly after Ravenne Taruffi passed Biondetti and Bracco, At Rome (580 miles) Taruffi was second, 5 min. behind Karl Kling  (Mercedes). For he second crossing of the Apennines Kling’s Mercedes had a useful lead over Taruffi who was delayed when refuelling. However Taruffi was reputed to know every inch of the mountain roads and was expected to reach Florence in the lead. However the 4.1 litre Ferrari packed up with engine trouble, leaving Bracco in the smaller Ferrari to challenge Kling.

18-05-1952 Prix de Berne, Bremgarten, CH, #25, DNF Willy-Peter  Daetwyler, painted red and white, plate MO 36
14/15-06-1952 Le mans, #15, DNF, Louis Rosier / Maurice Trintignant
29-06-1952

Targa Florio, #64, Bracco, DNF.
Bracco took the lead on the first lap  and at the second lap he was timed over the flying kilometre at 211 k.p.h. but soon he had to retire with mechanical trouble, transmission trouble

1952 Pierro Scotti, Florence (see also #202A)
- Later rebodied by Vignale as a one-off coupe
- In South Africa
- In California
- Bates Brothers, USA
1960

Unknown in the USA, sold through Harry Woodnorth, Chicago IL to Lee Sturtevant, Chicago IL

1965 H. Martin Burdette, Northfield IL
1977 Marchetti’s International Auto’s, Chicago IL
1979

Aldo Bignioni, Scarbato, Ontario Canada. Plates HVJ 584 and OJL 299. Has a Mercedes gearbox and disc brakes

1997 For sale by Jerry Bowes asking $875.000
1999

Car sold to Anthony Bamford, England. Bamford will restore the car to it’s original Vignale spyder body

17/19-05-2001 Mille Miglia, #368, Bamford / Bamford
2004 For sale at Hall & Bradield UK
14/15-08-2004 Motherey Historic Races, Laguna Seco, #28, Will Green
2005 For sale at Gregor Fisken UK
1/3-09-2006 Goodwood Revival, Joe Bamford, #14
Freddie March Memorial Trophy, 12th
8/10 -08-2008 Oldtimer Grandprix, Micheal Wilmms, Tommaso Gelmini, 2-sitzige rennwagen unf GT till 1960.61 # 14
Race 1, 24th (total time 50:54.325, Fastes Lap 2:27.518, Average total 103.866 km/h
29/30-6-2009 Modena Trackdays - Michael Willms
Winner class 4, Ferrari Passion award
1/2-05-2010 7th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, serie C Pre 1953 Sports cars, class 4,  #20, Willms
- Qualification : 12th overall, 9th in class. fastest lap 2:19:112, speed 86,43 km/h
- Race : 10th overall, 6th in class. total time 21:54:832, average speed 82,30 km/h, fastest lap 2:21:745, speed 84,82 km/h
29/30-06-2011 Present during the Modena Trackdays at the Nurburring Germany, Michael Willms
2011 Michael Stehle, Germany
17/20-05-2012 Mille Miglia, #178, Stehle / Schmidt, finished 175th
28/29-09-2012 "Uniques Special Ones" Florence Italy, Class 08 - sports cars of the fifties
16/18-05-2013 Mille Miglia, #295, Stehle / Stehle finished 232th
15/18-05-2015 Mille Miglia, #245, Stehle / Prinz Albert von Hohenzollern
17-01-2017 Bonhams Scottsdale Auction - sold