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1951 Ferrari 375 F1

1951 Ferrari 375 F1 in Made in Argentina: Historia de la industria nacional, Documentary, 2011 Ep. 2

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: IT

1951 Ferrari 375 F1

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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FuegoTurbo IT

2011-11-08 15:47

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1951 Ferrari 375 F1

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-11-08 18:35

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That is Argentinian Froilan Gonzales driving to win the British GP at Silverstone - the first F1 GP to be won at an average speed of over 100mph. This was a single spark plug-per-cylinder car at that time. It went back to the factory and was rebuilt with a two plug-per-cylinder engine and sold to Frenchman Louis Rosier. He built a sports car body for it, painted it blue and competed at the 1954 Buenos Aires 1000km. He sold it to an owner in NZ who built a new single seat body and it raced successfully in NZ events for several years. The engine then went into a racing boat in Australia. The chassis survived and in the 1970s was reunited with the engine and the car restored and raced in historic events. I believe it is now in Switzerland.

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dsl SX

2011-11-08 18:38

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nzcarnerd wrote the first F1 GP to be won at an average speed of over 1200mph.

... and last.

nzcarnerd NZ

2011-11-08 18:40

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Whoops a typo - didn't read it all properly - corrected. I was just checking that date of the 1000km race - it was 1954 not 1953.

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agarranmesta

2016-01-15 19:06

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nzcarnerd wrote That is Argentinian Froilan Gonzales driving to win the British GP at Silverstone - the first F1 GP to be won at an average speed of over 100mph. This was a single spark plug-per-cylinder car at that time. It went back to the factory and was rebuilt with a two plug-per-cylinder engine and sold to Frenchman Louis Rosier. He built a sports car body for it, painted it blue and competed at the 1954 Buenos Aires 1000km. He sold it to an owner in NZ who built a new single seat body and it raced successfully in NZ events for several years. The engine then went into a racing boat in Australia. The chassis survived and in the 1970s was reunited with the engine and the car restored and raced in historic events. I believe it is now in Switzerland.


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