The 330 P4 was a spectacular feat of engineering by Ferrari who produced one of the most beautiful and successful sports racing cars ever in the history of motor racing. Just 4 examples of the 330 P4 were ever constructed and competed with great success in period. They formed two of three Ferrari works entries at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona and dominated the event with a 1-2-3 victory. Unless your name is Jay Leno or Jerry Seinfeld, buying a real one is probably out of the question.
This stunning Bailey 330 P4 isn’t your everyday re-creation racecar. Inspired by the legendary Ferrari 330 P4 racer built to rival the all-conquering Ford GT40 at Le Mans, the Bailey is more than capable of turning a few heads and more than capable of confusing bystanders. This fact shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The Bailey P4 is so accurate that it actually features a Ferrari Colombo V12 engine just like the real Ferrari 330 P4. When combined with the stunning design and minimalist interior, we can excuse those bystanders who thought it was the real thing.
History of the 330 P4
1967 was a banner year for the Enzo Ferrari motor company, as it saw the production of the mid-engined 330 P4, a V12-engined endurance car intended to replace the previous year's 330 P3. Only four Ferrari P4-engined cars were ever made: three new 330 P4s and one ex P3 chassis (0846). Their three-valve cylinder head was model after those of 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 450 hp (335 kW).
The P3 won the 1000 km Monza in 1966, and the P4 won the same race in 1967. Two P4s, and one 412 P crossed the finish line together (in first 0846, second 0856, and third place 0844) in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, for a photo finish to counter Ford's photo of the Ford GT40 Mk.II crossing the finish line together First, Second, and Third at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Since then, the fate of these four cars has been the subject of much attention.
0846. Built in 1966 as the first of 3 works 330 P3s and the only P3 Spyder. Retained by the works at the end of 1966 and used as the basis for the new P4 and partially converted to P4 specification for 1967. Ferrari states 0846 no longer exists. It was decided by the factory to scrap the chassis due to its previous accident history and fire damage sustained at Le Mans, 1967. The original chassis number has been written off Ferrari's books as an existing chassis, but the number is still in their ownership.
0856 was originally built as a Berlinetta but converted by the factory into a Spyder for Brands Hatch, 1967 as it remains today. Currently in Canadian ownership.
0858 was originally a Berlinetta but converted by Ferrari into a Spyder for Brands Hatch, 1967 and later in the year converted into a 350 Can-Am by them. Now fitted with a P4 Berlinetta body and is in German ownership.
0860 was also originally a Berlinetta and converted to a Spyder for Brands Hatch, 1967 and like 0858 converted by Ferrari to a 350 Can-Am but was fitted with a P4 Spyder body in the early 1970s by its then French owner in whose family it remains today.
About Bailey Cars
The Bailey Cars company was started in 2003 to fill the need for quality and reliable replica or recreations of the famous Le mans winning cars such as the Porsche 917, Ferrari P4 and the Ford GT40. Since these original cars today are fetching huge prices. The niche market for recreations has grown too. The factors which distinguish the Bailey Cars range is its quality, attention to detail. At the same time they endeavour to offer top class service and customer support. Bailey Cars recreations have been highly successful in historic racing series' through out the world and so all of these factors make us one of the best re-creators world wide!
Today Bailey Cars build several of its own models as well as offers a complete restoration solution. Bailey Cars has a complete body shop offering chassis and body repairs as well as Painting to a show quality standard.
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