1972 Ferrari Sparling Special
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In the fall of 1969, 0872 ran the Bridgehampton Cam-Am race. In 1970, it race at the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and then at the 24 Hours of LeMans. After LeMans, Chinetti had a lightweight Spyder body built for the car by fabricator Wayne Sparling.
In 1971, the Spyder version of 0872 race in the 24 Hours of Dayton and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Sparling was then tasked with building an all-new lighter chassis for the car and a new spyder body that had a similar design to the 312PB. The car kept the Ferrari engine, gearbox and suspension. The chassis tag for 0872 was moved to the new chassis and then entered in the 1972 Daytona 6 Hours and the 1973 LeMans 24 Hour.
In the 1980s, the Sparling Special was purchased by a collector who also purchased the original Ferrari chassis and parts. The Ferrari parts from the Sparling Special, which included the chassis tag, were taken off and reunited to the original Ferrari chassis. The Sparling built chassis and spyder body were later sold, then rebuilt with a Lola suspension, a Hewland gearbox and a Ferrari 330 engine.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011
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