Lot 146 - 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Evocation
|Estimate||£48,000 - £56,000|
|Result||Sold - £68,880|
The Ferrari P4 is a name that captures the imagination and may be considered one of the most revered Ferraris of all time. Although beautiful, with its curvaceous sleek lines, it still retains an aggressive demeanour of a pure, Le Mans, sports racing car. Only one complete car remains of the four originally built, and therefore, an elusive sight for many Ferrari enthusiasts. It is perhaps not surprising, given their scarcity, that this great design would be replicated and so it has with varying degrees of quality.
With such few numbers being manufactured, getting hold of a genuine car now would be an almost impossible task and would set you back circa £20 million. Based on a 1960's race car chassis, which is thought to have raced in period although with an unknown body and engine, the body was replaced at some point with a P4 style body, and the decals were added to replicate the famous race winning cars. The engine is now a handbuilt, all aluminium, Dino V6 unit. This was rebuilt by Farranti Engineering, who specialise in Ferrari's of this era. The exhaust system was handmade at a cost of over £3,000 and makes all the right noises. The wheels are magnesium Daytona items fitted with period tyres and the brakes are a vented Wilwood setup; we understand the suspension was revised so it drives as well as it looks. The interior was also made as close to the original P4 as possible and features Rosso leather seats, Sabelt race harnesses and Ferrari clocks. It also has a fire extinguisher in the footwell and a plumbed in system in the engine bay. The car is fully road legal and correctly registered as a 1967 Ferrari. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a history folder including wiring diagrams, this Ferrari P4 Evocation is a real head turner.
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