Chassis #: 0156ET
The Ferrari 250 Sport was largely based on the 225 Sport and the 212 Export racing models with a slightly larger engine. Ferrari prepared this 250 Sport Coupe especially for the 1952 season and it proved very successful. The car debuted at the Mille Miglia in May driven by Giovanni Bracco and Alfonso Rolfo against strong opposition, including Karl Kling in the new 300 SL from Mercedes-Benz which dominated for most of the race. Kling was eventually passed by Bracco, and the Ferrari finished in first place. Having a roof over your head was particularly advantageous for the wet conditions that year! A month later the car ran at Le Mans driven by Ascari and Villoresi but retired with clutch problems early in the race, and in August the car was again piloted by Bracco with Paolo Marzotto to win the Pescara 12 Hour Race. This car is currently exactly as it was when it won its first 1,000-mile race in Italy.