The Ferrari race car was then returned to the Maranello factory for yet another upgrade, a new front end (à la 250 Testa Rossa) to help cool the brakes, before it was sent to the Venezuelan Grand Prix, which would decide the 1957 world title. Musso and Hawthorn would achieve another second place, and help Ferrari take the 1957 constructors championship with a 1-2-3-4 finish.
Another trip back to Maranello saw the Ferrari outfitted with its final engine, the triumphant 335 S Tipo 141 V12, which pumped out 400 horsepower courtesy of dual overhead camshafts and big four-barrel carburetors. It was then sold to famed New York Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti in January 1958, and raced under his NART racing colors, providing a win at the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix with Masten Gregory and Stirling Moss at the wheel.
Later, it was raced at events across the US, from Road America to Watkins Glen, with names like Lance Reventlow (creator of the Scarab sports cars) behind the wheel.
Its professional racing retirement came about in 1960, as chassis #0674 was sold to an architect in Pennsylvania, followed by a sale ten years later which led to the car’s current owner, notable Ferrari collector Pierre Bardinon. It was restored to original condition in the 1980s, and is said to have remained largely untouched in recent years.
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