First owner: Franco Cornacchia, Milano, Italy. In 1951 the engine was upgraded to 225 specs. The car passed through the hands of two owners before Franco Cornacchia bought her back in 1957 and then she passed on to famous US Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti.
Unfortunately the original engine was removed and sold to Greg Miller, USA, in 1961. A Chaparral (!!) engine was installed by Bernie Russell and an air intake was added to the bonnet. In addition the bumpers were removed and the headlights were removed from behind the grille. In 1976 this car was even owned by a Texas high school student.
Much later the engine from #0083S (195 Inter) was installed, which was eventually replaced by the engine from 250 GT Lusso #5203. The car received the original engine in 2008.
The car is now in the Netherlands and has been completely restored by Piet Roelofs (mechanics) and Alwin Hietbrink (coachwork).
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