1967 was a banner year for Ferrari as it introduced the mid-engined 330 P4, a renowned V12 endurance car meant to replace the previous year’s P3.
Only four Ferrari P4-engined cars were ever made: one P3/4 and three 330 P4’s. Their 3-valve cylinder head was modelled after Italian Grand Prix-winning Formula One cars. To this was added the same fuel injection system from the P3 for an output of up to 450bhp.
Due to the great fame, sleek appearance and absolute rarity of the original design, most of us can only aspire simply to enjoy a hand-crafted and bespoke built P4 replica, similar to the exceptional car offered here.
The car on offer is powered by a hand-built, all aluminium, 2.4 Dino V6, and according to the car’s owner is based on a 1960’s race chassis, which is believed to have raced with an unknown body and engine. The engine was rebuilt by Marque specialists Ferrari Engineering, who work on many Ferraris of this era. The exhaust was handmade at a cost of £3,000, which gives the car a fully authentic sound, complete with pops and bangs, as expected.
Sitting of a set of magnesium Daytona wheels and fitted with period tyres, completing the look. Brakes are vented wildwood setup and all the suspension was revised so the car drives as good as it looks.
The interior was also made as close to the original P4 as possible, and features Rosso Leather seats, Sabelt race harness and Ferrari clocks, also complete is a footwell fire extinguisher and plumbed in system in the engine bay.
The car is fully road legal and correctly registered as a Ferrari, there is a files of invoices, documents, old photographs and wiring diagrams, the car has only four previous owners and said to have covered less than 1,000 miles.
With only 3 P4’s ever built, getting hold of genuine car would now be an almost impossible task, but this is a fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful classic tribute to the famous Ferrari race car.