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