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Ferrari 312/67 car-by-car histories

Jean-François Decaux in his 1967 Ferrari 312 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2013. Licenced by Georg Sander under Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Original image has been cropped.

Jean-François Decaux in his 1967 Ferrari 312 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2013. Licenced by Georg Sander under Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Original image has been cropped.

This model is eligible for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2018, in Race E: Formula 1, 1966 to 1969.

The 1967 Ferrari 312 was a slim 'Aero' pseudo-monocoque, with low front area and taller engine bay horns to house more fuel. The engine was revised, with exhausts how in the vee, to tidy up airflow around the car.

Lorenzo Bandini drove the first 312/67 at the Race of Champions, but crashed fatally at the next race, the Monaco Grand Prix. Ludovico Scarfiotto rejoined the team alongside Chris Amon in the 312/67s, but the Italian withdrew from racing after Mike Parkes' accident at the Belgian GP, and with most of Ferrari's attention being dedicated to sports car racing, Amon continued alone for much of the year. Third place finishes in Belgium, Britain and Germany represented the season's highlights. Of the four cars built, 0001 and 0005 were destroyed in accidents, leaving 0003 and 0007 which were updated to 1968 specification and continued in use to the end of the 1968 season.

Both surviving cars were sold to collectors. Chassis 0003 went to Jacky Ickx for his personal collection, but was sold to Paul Michaels, the Hexagon of Highgate boss, in January 1973, and then passed through a host of owners before being acquired by Jean-Pierre Clément some time around 2010, at which time it was still in original, unrestored condition. The other car, 0007, joined Pierre Bardinon's collection but was sold on in the 1980s, and also passed through several well-known collections until it was acquired by Jean-François Decaux in 2006 or 2007. Decaux has raced 0007 twice at Monaco, and it is also a regular at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  In April 1967, chassis 0007 was on display in the Museo Enzo Ferrari, in Modena, Italy.

As with many Ferraris, news of changes of ownership can take some time to filter through.

Car
Total
Race
Starts
Grand
Prix
Starts
First Race
Present Location
2
1
Race of Champions
(12 Mar 1967)
Written off, Monaco GP 1967
9
8
Monaco Grand Prix
(7 May 1967)
Jean-Pierre Clément (France) 2013
7
6
Dutch Grand Prix
(4 Jun 1967)
Written off, Race of Champions (P) 1968
10
7
Italian Grand Prix
(10 Sep 1967)
Jean-François Decaux (France) 2013

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