The four-cylinder Ferrari 750 Monza sports barchetta is originally a prototype of a 1954 race car with a 3-liter Lampredi I4 four-cylinder engine derived from that of the 500 Mondial. In the early 1950s, Ferrari was obliged to oust the compact V12 engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo in favor of Aurelio Lampredi's four-cylinder in-line for its small-displacement racing cars. Inspired by the success of the 553 F1 2-liter, this four-cylinder remains triumphant until the late 1950s, notably with the famous Ferrari 500 Mondial and 750 Monza. The driving of this historic Ferrari, which was bodied by Scaglietti, was impressive due to its two overhead camshafts, its high power, its particularly high torque and its weight of just over 750 kg. Virtually all bodywork was manufactured by Scaglietti with design by Dino Ferrari. The 750 Monza Ferrari enjoyed great successes in the race, notably with Mike Hawthorn and Umberto Maglioli who led to their 750 Monza victory during his first race on the Monza circuit, the name given to the model. Perhaps the most notable victory was that of the 1954 Tourist Trophy, while Alberto Ascari was killed in this car during a test session in Monza in 1955, but this model did not succeed in front of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in 1955.
The model that we present to you for sale is very rare, because it was broadcast to some dozens of copies. It has a clear and known history, in concourse condition, with a mechanic restored in perfect working condition, what can notice his future owner.