We are pleased to offer an amazing selection of original and well documented parts that came from the Luigi Chinetti NART Team inventory. In 1977 the Chinetti and NART parts inventory was sold to Will Haible in San Leando, California. Will Haible also acquired a selection of panels from Stephen Griswold’s Fabrication shop.
Today’s offering is the aluminum nose built as a spare by the NART Team fabricator, Wayne Sparling, for Le Mans in 1971 and later used for the Sept., 1974 Bonneville World Speed record runs with Luigi Chinetti Jr., Graham Hill and Paul Newman at the wheel. Note the 17 air vent holes cut just behind the wheels to allow air to escape from under the nose at high speed.
In Sept., 1974 the NART team drivers set five speed and endurance records with 512 M s/n 1020 including 174.759 MPH for 10k unlimited, 10k international and 10k US class with Coco driving and a later run of 10 miles at 174.763 giving 10 mph international class C and 10 mph national class C.
The NART Teams efforts were well documented by Henry Manney with a six-page feature in Road & Track magazine in January 1975 and a four page overview in the Ferrari Club’s magazine, Prancing Horse, issue # 42, by Warren Richmond. Needless to say Ferrari memorabilia with this level of pedigree rarely come available.
With 512Ms and 512S currently selling in the $8,000,000 range, this nose panel is a bargain and priced to sell at $45k or best offer