Ferrari P4/5 Competizione on track
TG negotiates entry to the track where the racing version of a bespoke Enzo is being tested
Posted: 19 Apr 2011
But Jim's big thing is for the Ferrari 330 P3 and P3/4, and it's here that the plot thickens. Not least because of the two original Ferrari 330 P cars he owns, one is the hotly disputed chassis no.0846, the Holy Grail among serious Ferrari dudes, and a car apparently destroyed after Chris Amon tried to nurse it back to the pits at Le Mans with a bent wheel. Cue an expensive conflagration. It's a long and complex tale, but Jim reckons that scrutineering marks on the engine and gearbox prove its provenance. It's a murky area, though. Old Ferraris were regularly crashed and rebuilt, and Enzo Ferrari himself was notoriously fickle about his own output. He either didn't realise or didn't care that the stuff he routinely scrapped would one day be priceless. Listening to Glickenhaus on the subject is like listening to an automotive Indiana Jones.