Ferrari 330 P4
The 330 P4 is quite simply one of the greatest sports racing prototypes ever designed by Ferrari. Beginning in 1962, Ferrari won the prototype class of the world sports car championship for five of the first six years, running through 1967. The cars carrying the Cavallino Rampante were obviously the ones to beat!
Aggressive, sleek, aerodynamic and achingly beautiful, the P4 was the final iteration of this particular prototype series for Ferrari, substantially revised from its predecessor with a new reinforced engine block and three-valve cylinder heads. The ZF gearbox had been a particular weakness of the P3 and it was replaced by a new unit designed and built by Ferrari. The men from Maranello had their sights set on the championship, ready to take on the competition in the world’s greatest endurance races.
Only three 330 P4s were built, chassis numbers 0856, 0858 and 0860. In addition, Ferrari 330 P3 0846 was updated to P4 specifications. These four cars made up the factory team in 1967.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2009 at Ferrari S.p.A., Fiorano Modenese, Modena.
480 bhp at 8,500 rpm, 4,176 cc dual overhead cam 60 Type 237 V-12 engine, Lucas indirect fuel injection, five-speed plus reverse manual gearbox, independent front and rear suspension via double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm (94.5 in.)
Source: RM Auctions