1972 Ferrari 312 PB
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Powered by 450-horsepower, three-litre, twin overhead cam, water-cooled, flat twelve-cylinder engine and carrying a five-speed gear box, the 312 PB had a top speed approaching 200 mph. The engine could turn up to 11,800 rpms and the whole package weighed in at a svelte 1,300 pounds.
After an initially disappointing 1971 season, the refined 1972 312 PBs dominated. Campaigned by some of the world's best drivers, they won every race in which they were entered. They ran again in 1973, but were less successful, because of new and increasing competition, Ferrari left sports car racing in 1974, to compete in Formula One.
Designed and built to compete in the international endurance series, the 312 PB was arguably the most successful sports racing car that Ferrari ever built. From 1971 to 1973, there were eleven 312PBs built. Powered by a 3-liter, flat 12-cylinder Formula One engine that produced 450 horsepower at 11,800 RPM, and weighing under 1,300 pounds, they were a serious threat to the competition. In 1973, the 312 PBs being driven by some of the world's best drivers, would bring home the championship by winning every race they entered. This is the tenth of twelve 312 PBs built for the 1972 season and it raced at Daytona and Watkins Glen that year, and in the Targa Florio and at LeMans in 1973. Its drivers included Brian Redman, Ronnie Peterson, Tim Schenken, Arturo Merzario, Nino Vacarella, and Jacky Ickx. Powered by a 3-liter, flat-12 Formula I engine delivering around 450 horsepower, these cars won every race they entered in 1973, and unsurprisingly, Ferrari won the championship.
- July 1972 Raced at Watkins Glen by Brian Redmond and Arturo Merzario Race #87
- April 15, 1973 raced at the 1000 KMs of Dijon-Prenois, France by Jackie Ickx and Brian Redmond car #3
- June 1973 Raced at the Forty-First annual LeMans 24 Hours by Tim Schenken and Carlos Reutemann, Race #17
- July 12-14, 2002 Driven at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, England by Jackie Ickx, Race #72
- July 19th, 2005 sold to Steven Read, Berkeley, CA.
- Engine is a 3-liter/Boxer 12-cylinder with 500 horsepower at 11,500 RPM.
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|High Bid (Lot was not sold)||$1,600,000|