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Italian Bodies, American Hearts: When Chevrolet V-8s Powered Ferraris

Posted April 21, 2015 9:00 AM by dstrohl

0024 - 166 MM: Numero Uno

This is the earliest known Ferrari to later be re-engined with a Chevy V-8. It was the 1949 Paris Motor Show car presented in Argentine racing colors, bright blue with yellow, and was delivered to the Automobile Club of Argentina in November 1949. Charles Menditeguy drove it to first overall in the Mar del Plata road racing in January 1950. The car then returned to Italy and finished eighth in class in the 1951 Mille Miglia. The next month it was sold to Aprile Palmer of Novara, Italy, who drove it to eleventh overall in the Susa-Moncensio hillclimb in July 1951.

Classic Ferraris with American Muscle, only on Hemmings.

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04/22/2015 9:19 AM

Huh? I didn't know that. I guess after the war, engines, equipment, tooling etc. were in short supply, so, if Ferrari wanted to stay in business, they had to use whatever they could their hands on, just as soon as possible, they built their own engine and said " see ya " to GM.

What really should be examined here is when and what type of GM vehicle has used a Ferrari designed and built engine.

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