We are pleased to offer an amazing selection of original and well documented parts that came from the Luigi Chinetti NART Race Team inventory, from the Will Haible parts collection, from Griswolds, the authorized Ferrari dealer for Berkeley in the 1970s and early 1980s and from several of the best known repair and restoration shops in the greater San Francisco area.
Today’s offering is the original spare rear body section from 250 P s/n 0816 which was the 12-hours of Sebring winner, finishing 1st overall, on 21 March 1964, driven by Mike Parkes and Umberto Magioli with race # 22.
Only two months late 250 P s/n 0816 scored a second 1st overall, winning the 1964 Le Mans 24-hour race, on 21-22 June, 1964, driven by Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella on race # 20.
250 P s/n 0816’s last race, as a then-outdated six-year old rent-a-racer, was the 1969 Sebring 12-hour race entered by Luigi Chinetti’s NART team, on 22 March 1969, with race # 26, driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Chuck Parsons, where 250 P s/n 0816 dnfed.
When first built in 1963-64, 250 P s/n 0816 (and all 250 Ps) had alloy bodies. By 1969 all Ferrari comp bodies and spares were made from Fiberglass which was cheaper-faster-lighter. The tail we are offering is a spare tail and was possibly the tail used at Sebring in 1969 as the mount point for the side latches are obvious in the attached photos.
The 250 P rear body on offer is in excellent condition and a fifty-plus-year survivor from the golden-era of unlimited sports prototype racing, making it an excellent and unique original display piece or a wall hanging in one’s private collection. With any Le Mans winning Ferrari currently selling in the $10m plus, plus range, this original tail section is a bargain and priced to sell.