0502M 55
750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti, RHD
Tipo 119 
Blue white stripes
without headrest
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
55 - William Doheny, Beverly Hills, CA, USA for Ernie McAfee
55/mar/13 acc.
12h Sebring Ernie McAfee /
Howard Wheeler
#24  
55/may/29 1st OA
1st DM
Santa Barbara
main
S+1.5
Ernie McAfee #76  
55/may/29 1st OA Santa Barbara
prelim
Ernie McAfee #76
55/may/30 1st OA Santa Barbara
main
Ernie McAfee #76 FY55
55/jun/18 1st OA
1st DM
Hansen Dam
race 6
preliminary
modified 3.0
Ernie McAfee #76  
55/jun/19 1st OA
1st DM
Hansen Dam
race 12
main
S+1.5
Ernie McAfee #76
55/sep/03 1st OA
1st DM
Santa Barbara
preliminary
Modified +1.5
Ernie McAfee #76 Grid >>>
Detailed >>>
55/sep/04 1st OA
1st DM
Santa Barbara
main
Modified +1.5
Ernie McAfee #76
55/oct/23 dns
Family expanded
Torrey Pines
S+1.5
Ernie McAfee #76  
55/dec/03 1st OA
1st DM
Palm Springs
Preliminary
race 6
DM, EM, FL
Ernie McAfee #76
55/dec/04 2nd OA
2nd DM
Palm Springs
Main
race 12
S+1.5
Ernie McAfee #76  
56/feb - Temple Buell, Denver, CO, USA  
56/feb/26 dns
magneto failed in practice
Palm Springs
WCC Round 2
Race 10
BM, CM, DM, EM
Dabney Collins #172
56/mar/18 dns Santa Barbara 
main
modified +S1.5
Dabney Collins #80
56/apr/14 Fort Worth Dabney Collins
56/apr/22 8th OA
3rd DM
Pebble Beach
Del Monte Trophy

Modified +1.5
Dabney Collins #87
56/apr/29 11th OA
2nd DM
Dodge City
Regional-Boot Hill Trophy prelim
inary
race 2
Jack 'Windy' Morton #16
56/apr/29 2nd OA
2nd DM
Dodge City
Regional Front Street Trophy Race
main
100m race
race 4
Masten Gregory #16  
56/jun/03 9th OA
4th DM
SCCA National Eagle Mountain
Fort Worth, Guard Base
BM, CM, DM, EM
race 4 
Dabney Collins #84
56/jun/03 8th OA
4th DM
SCCA National Eagle Mountain
Fort Worth, Guard Base
BM, CM, DM, GM, HM
race 6
Dabney Collins #84
56/jun/24 9th OA
3rd DM
Road America,
Elkhart Lake,
BM, CM, DM
June Sprints 
race 7
Dabney Collins #43
56/jul/07 2nd OA
1st DM
SCCA National Beverly,
BM, CM, DM, EM
race 7
Masten Gregory #147
56/oct/20 15th OA
5th DM
Pomona
Preliminary BM, CM, DM, EM
Masten Gregory #127
56/oct/21 dnf
water
Pomona
S+1.5
Masten Gregory #127
56/oct/21 7th OA Pomona
Main
Masten Gregory #127
57/jan/19 dna 3rd Running Pomona Road Races
Modified +1.5
preliminary
Lou Brero sr. #108  
57/jan/20 dnp Pomona
S+1500
Lou Brero sr. #108
57/mar/09 2nd OA
1st DM
Paramount Ranch
modified +1.5
preliminary
Lou Brero sr. #108
57/mar/10 10th OA
3rd DM
Paramount Ranch
Sports +1.5
main
Lou Brero sr. #108
57 - Jack Bates, USA
57/jul/28 10th OA
3rd DM
Pomona
Preliminary
Modiefied +1.5
Jack Bates #38
57/jul/28 5th OA
3rd DM
Pomona
Main
BM, CM, DM, EM
Jack Bates #38
57/aug/31 8th OA
3rd DM
Santa Barbara
preliminary
Jack Bates #38
57/sep/01 dnf
accident
DM
Santa Barbara
main
Jack Bates #38
57/sep/21 8th OA
1st DM
1st CSCC Riverside races
Modified +1.5
Jack Bates #38  
57/sep/22 5th OA
2nd D
1st CSCC Riverside races
Sports +1.5
Jack Bates #38
57/oct/27 5th OA Pomona Jack Bates #38
57/nov/03
dna Palm Springs
SCCA National Round 13
Main S+1500
Jack Bates #38
57/dec/07 Paramount Ranch
preliminary
Jack Bates #38
57/dec/08 Paramount Ranch
main
Jack Bates #38
5. - Jarman Family, General Shoe, USA  
59 - Harry Washburn, Shreveport, CT, USA  
5. - fitted with Chevy V8 engine   
59/oct/11 3rd OA
2nd IC
Midland race 2
preliminary
Harry Washburn
59/oct/11 7th OA
2nd IC
Midland race 5
main
Harry Washburn
59/nov/29 2nd OA SCCA Hammond
preliminary
Harry Washburn #47
59/nov/29 3rd OA SCCA Hammond
main
Harry Washburn #47  
60/apr/03 8th OA SCCA Pensacola Harry Washburn #147
60/jul/31 1st OA Hilltop Bill Fuller
6./... - Harry Jackson, LA, USA  
61/may/14 3rd

2nd Annual Geechee Prix at Savannah

Harry Jackson    
61/jul/03 2nd

1h Courtland

Harry Jackson    
61/jul/03 dnf

SCCA Reginal Courtland

Harry Jackson    
62/jun/02-03   2nd Annual Tennessee Valley Region Memorial Day Sports Car Races Harry Jackson #12  
62/jun - Neil Cargile  
62/sep/19   Tennessee Valley Region Sports Car Races Courtland Neil Cargile #12  
63/jun/8   Tennessee Valley Region Sports Car Races Courtland Neil Cargile #12  
63/jun/9   3rd Annual Tennessee Valley Region Memorial Day Sports Car Races Neil Cargile #12  
   
.. - Roger Downer, Novato, CA, USA +897-5620h, 892-1400 wk  
.. - Ramsey Motors, USA  
.. - Jim Hall, USA engine only  
78 - Richard F. Merritt, Maryland, MD, USA bought engine  
78 - Bruce Craig Lavachek, Phoenix, AZ, USA  
78/apr - engine 0502M complete and undamaged was offered in Ferrari's Club of America News Bulletin by Dick Merritt  
78 - Bruce Craig Lavachek bought the engine and matched it with the car  
85/mar/23 - offered by EAS, Costa Mesa, CA, USA - 90% complete, in need of a total restoration, asking $45.000.-  
89 - DK Engineering, UK, unrestored, dismantled, mostly complete  
89 - Cedric Brierley, UK  
9. - rolling chassis and motor restored by Hall & Fowler, UK  
9. - restored
92/oct - offered for PDS 240.000 - 571,000 DM  
92 - Lyle Tanner, Valencia, CA, USA  
93/jan - $UK 200.000 + body  
93 - Tomo Utsuki, J  
93/apr - Yamaguchi, J (PDS 225,000) never paid, so went back to owner  
95 - Akihiko (son) Utsuki, J (still unfinished)  
95/jun/24 Rosso Rodeo, Beverly Hills Lyle Tanner C89 p30
97/jun - Lyle Tanner, USA, - $495,000 - chassis DK - engine Hall & Fowler  
97/dec - Bruce Perrone .!. , Pittsburgh, PA, USA  
98/aug - asking $650.000.-  
00 - mechanical restoration by Diena e Silingardi, Modena, I  
01/jan/20 - NS - Brooks Palm Beach auction - highbid $680,000.-  
04/jan/24 Coppa per 4 Cilindri XIII. Cavallino Classic, Concorso d'Eleganza Bruce Perrone    
04/jan/24 Gold XIII. Cavallino Classic, Concorso d'Eleganza, class 11 Bruce Perrone
04/jun/06 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Bruce Perrone
05/jan/22 Coppa per 4 Cilindri XIV. Cavallino Classic Bruce Perrone
05/jan/22 Jet Aviation Cup XIV. Cavallino Classic Bruce Perrone
05/jan/22 Gold XIV. Cavallino Classic, class 13 Bruce Perrone C146 p37
05/jun/28 - NS - Sotheby's at Ferrari auction - highbid € 1.0mio
05/jun/01 - factory certificate issued (#161F)
07/aug/18 - S - RM's Monterey Sports & Classic Car auction - $1.54mio incl. buyer's prem.

RM's Lot description

"The example presented here, 0502M was ordered new from the factory by Mr. William Doheny of Los Angeles, CA for his driver Ernie McAfee. This is the only 750 Monza constructed without a headrest. In his order, Mr. Doheny stipulated that the body not be fitted with a driver's head fairing because he drove the car on the street between races and felt that the headrest would attract the unwanted attention of the police. It gives 0502M a unique low line appearance that is particularly alluring from the rear 3/4 perspective.

The car was delivered with the Ferrari team cars at Sebring, Florida in March of 1955 in US racing colors of white with blue stripes …

In 1979, Ferrari collector and four-cylinder enthusiast Bruce Lavachek of Arizona discovered 0502M still in Tennessee. He negotiated the purchase of the car from the parents of the deceased owner and had it sent back to his home in Arizona. As Lavachek started to gather the components necessary to restore the car, he learned that his friend/Ferrari historian Richard Merritt had the original engine of 0502M in his hoard of Ferrari engines. The engine was in need of a complete rebuild, but the original block was sound and undamaged. The transaxle was a more difficult proposition as the original (#12S) could not be found. Lavachek located another type 510 transaxle (#10S) from Will Haible of California who had purchased it in a large lot of Chinetti spare parts in the late 1970s. Sometime in late 1980, Lavachek began to restore 0502M. It was a restoration that was to take more than 20 years to complete.

In the early 1980's, Bruce Lavachek decided to sell 0502M in its unfinished state and found a buyer in David Cottingham of DK Engineering in England. Cottingham in turn sold the car to Roderick Brierly who retained DK to complete the restoration. From what can be determined, it seems that all of the restoration work in England was actually contracted to Hall & Fowler (now Hall & Hall) by DK. Again during this restoration and prior to completion, Brierly also decided to sell the car and in 1993 0502M was sold to two Japanese collectors, Mr. Utsuki and Mr. Yamaguchi. Utsuki and Yamaguchi continued the restoration work but at some point dissolved their partnership, and Utsuki purchased Yamaguchi's interest in the car. Sadly, Mr. Utsuki died very suddenly in 1995. The present owner contacted Mr. Utsuki's father in 1997 and traveled to Japan to negotiate the purchase of the car.

The owner ’ s original intention was to complete the restoration and then campaign the car in some historic racing events. When he got the car back to the US and had a chance to thoroughly examine it, he was dissatisfied with much of the work that had been done. After much deliberation, he decided to send 0502M to Modena, Italy for a comprehensive restoration. The mechanical work was performed by Sport Auto Modena, Diena e Silingardi; bodywork was done by Carrozzeria Auto Sport, Bacchelli e Villa in Bastiglia (MO). His instructions were simple and direct--restore the car to the way that it was when it left the factory--and he believes that his instructions were carried out to the letter.

The restoration was completed in June of 2003 and 0502M has been shown with great success including being awarded "Outstanding 4 Cylinder" at both the 2004 and 2005 Cavallino Classic. Most importantly, this example has been fully certified by the Ferrari Classiche department as recently as 2005. This inspection required a meticulous examination of every number, stamping and part to properly authenticate the car for its overall correctness. 0502M is in its original configuration with its original engine and correct type transaxle. "

07/aug/18 - Detlef Fischer, Hamburg, D
11/feb/02-06 - displayed at Retromobile, Paris, F by Lukas Hueni C182 p4
11/mar/30-apr/03 - displayed at Techno Classica, Essen, D by Lukas Hueni
11/oct/26 - NS - RM's Automobiles of London auction - PDS 1,3mio.-
../... - white with blue and red stripe fantasy restoration ... strange steering wheel  

17/… - Tabacchi, Padova, IT

 
   
 
 

 

 

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