1975 Ferrari 312T
Offered by Gooding & Company | Pebble Beach, California | August 16, 2019
Well, there are few race cars more desirable than a Ferrari Formula One car. And one that won the driver’s and constructor’s championship is more or less holy grail territory. The 312T was the replacement for the 312B3 and debuted at the third race of the 1975 season.
The 3.0-liter flat-12 pumps out 500 horsepower, and five examples were built. Two of which were used by Niki Lauda during the season, while teammate Clay Regazzoni also took the helm of this chassis throughout the season. The competition history of this car consists of:
- 1975 Spanish Grand Prix – 25th, DNF (with Lauda)
- 1975 Belgian Grand Prix – 5th (with Regazzoni)
- 1975 Dutch Grand Prix – 2nd (with Lauda)
- 1975 French Grand Prix – 1st (with Lauda)
- 1975 German Grand Prix – 3rd (with Lauda)
- 1975 Austrian Grand Prix – 6th (with Lauda)
- 1976 South African Grand Prix – 18th, DNF (with Regazzoni)
It was purchased by its first private owner out of Ferrari storage in 1979. It was restored by its present owner and won its class at Pebble Beach in 2017. It now should bring between $6,000,000-$8,000,000. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Sold $6,000,000.