1004 1970
512 S Berlinetta
Engine 26
Gearbox 12
Standard diameter rollbar tube, exposed door hinges (as on all factory cars) and roof vent
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
1970 - Scuderia Ferrari  
The Ferrari works team arrived in Daytona with three recently homologated 512 S’.
The 5litre 60degree V12 engines developed 550 bhp at 8,500 rpm with a 5speed gearbox transferring the power to the road via 15 inch wheels.

Practice was held on the Wednesday and Thursday prior to the race and was untimed, however from the pit lane stopwatches the Ferraris were faster than the Porsche! Qualifying was held on Friday morning and started in the wet. Despite a whole pack of these fearsome endurance cars qualifying, the track did not entirely dry out. Ickx was qualifying 1004 and set the 5th fastest time of 1 min56.9 seconds (117.331 mph).

Race day on Saturday was cool and dry, condition which would remain consistent throughout the entire 24 hours of competition. The entire grid lined up by 2pm and started their pace laps before the flag dropped at 3pm on the back straight.

The race was progressing well until chassis 1004 suffered a tyre failure and hit the barrier on the banking. The cause of the tyre failure was due to excessive wear on its inner edge, a problem which plagued engineer Forghieri throughout the 24 hours. It was eventually discovered that the excessive wear was due to the increased toein on the banking which was caused by the suspension mounting points cracking, allowing enough movement to create an issue. This was an issue which hobbled Ferrari at Daytona. After the accident 1004 was retired and returned to Maranello.
1970/jan/31 5th 24h Daytona
Jacky Ickx /
Peter Schetty
1970/jan/31-feb/01 accident
lap 115
24h Daytona Jacky Ickx /
Peter Schetty
#27 C72 p27
PS 3/70 p7
1970/feb/09 - chassis repaired and modified
The 1970 1000 KM di Monza was held on Liberation day and was to be run on the Grand Prix circuit.

Practice and qualifying had presented some sensational times with the fastest being only one hundredth of a second slower than the Grand Prix lap record. John Surtees was making a welcomed return to Ferrari and was paired with Peter Schetty in 1004. The pair qualified well and lined up sixth on the grid for Sundays 174lap endurance race.

The race
Once everyone had got away from the start and completed lap one the crowds erupted with a Ferrari crossing the line first! The race pace was intense and by the end of lap 35 Surtees was leading in 1004, however he soon needed to pit for fuel and hand the car over to Peter Schetty who returned to the track in fourth. At the next round of pit stops the Ferrari mechanics earnt their money with all three works cars in the pits at the same time. As the race progressed further Surtees and Schetty climbed the order to cross the line in a strong 3rd place.
1970/apr/25 6th 1000km Monza
John Surtess /
Peter Schetty
1970/apr/25 3rd OA 1000km Monza John Surtess /
Peter Schetty
#2 PH59 p30
AMS 11/70 p108, 113, 114
PS 6/70 p14, 15
C185 p15
1970/may/03 dns Targa Florio Nino Vaccarella / Ignazio Giunti #6T
After the podium finish at Monza, the car was used by the Scuderia for testing at both Monza and Modena Autodromo. Interestingly, this was also the car which Ferrari used to test the highspeed tail on the Autostrada. Ferrari had one of the local Autostradas closed and completed several highspeed tests with the newly designed tail section.
1970/may/04 Monza tests
1970/jun/20 - Jacques Swaters of Garage Francorchamps in Brussels  
1970/jun/20 - renumbered 1024  
1970/jun/20 - The car was then sold to Jacques Swaters of Garage Francorchamps in Brussels. At the point of sale, the car was renumbered by Ferrari from 1004 to 1024. As can be seen on Ferrari invoice number 16655 the car was sold as a chassis and body having had the engine and gearbox removed.
1970/jul/20 - Solar Productions owned by Steve McQueen
Only one month later this car was sold to Solar Productions which was owned by Steve McQueen. The car was purchased to be used during filming of the famous Le Mans movie. The body from this car was fitted to a Lola T70 to create a lookalike 512 S which could be used for the famous crash scene in the movie.
1970/dec - Herbert Muller Racing, Switzerland
After filming in December 1970, Herbert Muller Racing in Switzerland purchased all 512s, except one, used during the filming of Le Mans. Of the four cars purchased, two were immediately sold to clients of Herbert Muller Racing, with two (the car offered here, and chassis 1036) remaining within their ownership.
1979/jun/22 - Manfred Lampe, USA
The car was purchased from an Italian in Torino by famed Ferrari 512 historian, Manfred Lampe. The Italian owner has renumbered 1004 again, this time to be 1012. At this point, Manfred Lampe recalls that the chassis was complete and the sale included some body panels, four wheels and various other smaller components.

Manfred Lampe sent this car to the USA later in 1979 before it returned to
Europe in the late 1980’s.
1991/ ... -  rebuild with the assistance and support of the Ferrari factory

The car was then sent to Ferrari restoration and servicing specialist, Bob Houghton, in the UK. A full rebuild was started in 1991 with the assistance and support of the Ferrari factory. Manfred Lampe purchased various 512 S spares for this car at the Albert Obrist Christies auction at Goodwood in June 1996.
1999/sep - Concours Automobiles, Bagatelle, Paris, F.  
1999/aug - restoration completed by Bob Houghton  
2002/nov - Ferrari confirmed chassis no. 1024 was originally 1004
Since its completion, the car has competed at various historic motoring events around the world, but most importantly in November 2002, after much research in their archives, Ferrari confirmed that the car sold on 22nd June 1970 to Ecurie Francorchamps as chassis no. 1024 was originally 1004.
2011 - Peter Read, Berkeley, CA, USA  
2011/nov/22 -  Ferrari Classiche Certified
the car was awarded its Ferrari Classiche Certificate of Authenticity, confirming the car as chassis no. 1004, engine no. 26 and gearbox no. 12. As a result of the car being restored by Bob Houghton to Spider specification with the involvement of the Ferrari factory throughout the restoration, the spider body was accepted for certification.
2015/aug/14   The Quail - A Motorsport Gathering Peter Read    
2017/apr/05 - Techno Classica displayed by Girardo & Co  
2017/jul - Mellinger, CH ... parted exchange & cash for Maserati 300 S s/n 3053  
2018/jul/05   Le Mans Classic Mellinger /
2021 - restored to original, closed configuration of 1970 Daytona 24h, with new windscreen, doors and canopy, centered spot lights, tall wing mirrors. Issued an updated Classiche certification.  
2021/aug/aug/15 Class M2 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Pierre Mellinger M2-05  
2021/aug - Pebble Beach  
2023/feb/01 - Retromobile consigned to Girardo & Co, Oxon, UK  
2023/apr - ...................., ...  




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