1955 FERRY 750 SPORT

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220000 - 300000 EUR
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Result : 289 460EUR
1955 FERRY 750 SPORT
° Belgian registration title Chassis n°1955.001 Unique car Incredible design International track record Eligible for Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic 4 CV engine prepared by Ferry Developpement Pierre Ferry is a famous driver and a specia - list in the optimization of Renault engines. He is particularly famous for the tuning of 4 CV engines. In 1950, he entered his first “tank” in the 24 Hours of Le Mans; unfortuna - tely, this experience resulted in a withdrawal at the 16th hour following an engine failure. He is back in Le Mans in 1955, with a new realization, the 750 Sport. This small car is equipped with a superb aluminium bodywork, associated with a tubular chassis. Under the hood is a 4 CV 750cc engine optimized in the Ferry style. This engine is associated with a 5-speed Claude gearbox. Its very limited weight and its sharp mechanics give it amazing performances since it reaches up to 210 km/h. Unfortunately, it will not be able to demonstrate its full potential at Le Mans because it is retained as a substitute due to a late registration. Some say that René Bonnet put pressure on the organizers in order to favor his DB. In 1956, our 750 Sport made its return to the Mille Miglia, but its driver, Jacques Blaché, unfortuna - tely did not make it to the finish line following a road accident near Rome. The car was repa - triated to France where it was repaired in order to continue its season. It will shine in particular in the 1000 km of Paris where it finishes second of its category or in the 12 Hours of Reims where it wins its class and finishes 3rd in the scratch of the 1500 category. It also won two class victories at the Coupe d’Automne and Coupe du Salon. In 1957, it was sold to John Green, the Renault importer in California. It met with some success in competition with Jim Parkinson at the wheel who had several victories to his credit. Its performance was such that the other competitors asked twice for the car to be checked to see if its displacement was correct. The car was then bought by a museum and disappeared from the radar screens for several decades. In the early 2000s, it was saved in extremis from destruction by James Peacock, an American collector who bought the car and undertook its restoration. The hull being too damaged, a total reconstruction is inevitable. Faced with the extent of the work and its prohibitive cost, he is forced to sell the car. The news reached Jean-Marie Fresnault who bought the car. In 2005, the car returned to French soil, where its restoration was completed. Today, this car, unique in the world, is in an excellent condition, equipped with a 4 CV engine rebuilt at Ferry Développement, and a 4 speed gearbox. This sublime car with an international record of achievement and ama - zing performance is an exceptional ticket to the biggest events, including the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic.
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