1952 Lazzarino Sport Prototipo news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 0004
|Sold for $130,200 at 2011 Bonhams.|
The first owner of chassis number 004 was the chairman of Ford in Argentina. He wanted a Ferrari 375MM, but was unable to import one from Italy. The car uses a custom tubular frame and is powered by a modified Ford 239 cubic-inch flathead V8 engine. The car was essentially hand-made. The seats, the gauges, the steering wheel were all hand-made. It was hand rolled from steel panels. The car was raced through the 1950's.
The car was found by its second owner, Jorge Luis Peneda, Sr. It participated successfully in the 2006 Pan-American race from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
This car was sold at auction in 2006. The prior owner had intercepted the car on its way to a dealer in Belgium and had it delivered to the United States. The car was then refurbished and then used for long-distance events and even was used in competitions such as the Great Race from Philadelphia to San Francisco.
The car is capable of racing from zero-to-sixty in the sub-eight second range and has a top speed in excess of 100 mph.
No evidence has been uncovered of the existence of any earlier cars. Chassis numbers 001-003 were - likely - something unrelated, if they indeed existed at all. It is believed that this is the one and only Lazzarino Sports Racer.
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