BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14

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1954 saw the introduction of a new four-cylinder sports racer, the 750 Monza. Sporting a three-litre version of the 500 Mondial's engine, the Monza was much more powerful, with 250 hp (186 kW) available, but barely heavier at 760 kg (1,675 lb). The new-style body was penned by Pinin Farina and presaged the droop-nose look of the famed 250 GTO, but it was Scaglietti's 750 Monza, with its faired-in headrest suggesting the flowing Testa Rossa that drew attention.

Alberto Ascari was killed in the car during an impromptu testing session at Monza in 1955.

Mike Hawthorn and Umberto Maglioli piloted their 750 Monza to victory at Monza on its very first race, giving the car its name. Although they were strong on the track, the Monza was unable to hold off the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in 1955, allowing the Germans to seize the sports car championship that Ferrari claimed in 1954.

This resin model is by BBR, it was sourced from a private collection in July 2018

 
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BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14 BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14 BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14
BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14 BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14 BBR Kit25; Ferrari 750 Monza; 1955 24h Le Mans DNF; Sparken & Gregory, RN14
     

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