Posts Tagged ‘Ferrari Dino 246 ‘0007’’


(Allan Dick)

Pat Hoare’s Ferrari has 4 wheels ‘off the deck’ at Dunedin, New Zealand in 1961, Shell ‘Servo’ and Vanguard in the background of this road circuit…

Allan Dick ‘You might find it interesting to see what road circuits were like in NZ…its Pat Hoare in the Ferrari that Phil Hill won the Italian GP at Monza in 1960 (in 246 Dino guise). It was fitted with a 3 litre V12 Testa Rossa engine, the noise it made gave grown men erections.’

‘Is there a single wheel on the deck here? After 2 seasons Hoare was going to buy a Shark Nose Ferrari 156 F1 car and power it with a 2.3 litre V6 engine. The deal was done, but he couldn’t sell this car and eventually converted it into an awful looking road going GT’.

The 8th Dunedin Road Race was contested on 28 January 1961 and won by coming star Denny Hulme’s Cooper T51 Climax from Hoare and Angus Hyslop who was also Cooper mounted, a T45 Climax but 2 litre as compared with the 2.5/3 litre engines of Hulme/Hoare.

Click here for an earlier post on this amazing car;

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Another shot of the Fazz’ tight little Italian rear. Love the big exhausts for the Testa Rossa 3 litre V12, delicate aluminium reliefs to allow the exit of air, most fuel in ’60 spec cars in pannier tanks amidships, rather than rear tank to centralise weight distribution. Koni shocks. ’60 spec rear suspension independent by upper and lower wishbones rather than De Dion fitted originally to Dinos. Propshaft low on the right of the cockpit. Ohakea NZ 1961. (Barry McBride Collection/The Roaring Season)

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Dunedin Oval Circuit. (

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Italian GP grid Monza, September 1960. Phil Hill closest to camera in the winning Ferrari 246 Dino ‘0007/0788’. #18 is Richie Ginther 2nd and Willy Mairesse 3rd in similar cars. Ferrari routed the opposition, the Brits boycotted the event on ‘safety ground’ when the Italians chose the combined road/banked circuit to maximise the chance of a Ferrari win, the powerful engines of the Scuderia’s cars their trump as they struggled against the nimble Coopers and Loti’. The last front-engined GP win. (Archie Smith)

Full Race Record of Ferrari Dino 246/256 ‘0007/0788’…

Words and Photo…Allan Dick, additional photo Barrie McBride Collection/The Roaring Season, circuit map, Archie Smith


Doug Nye ‘History of The GP Car 1965-85’,

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(The Roaring Season/Gearbox Grinder)

Pat Hoares’ Ferrari 246/256 V12 being towed into Ardmore for the 1961 New Zealand Grand Prix, open trailer towed by an ‘FB’ Holden…

I blew my tiny mind when sent through this post of another time and place on ‘The Roaring Season’, check it out!  One of the wonderful things about blogs and websites is how amateur shots which would never see the light of day like this ‘cache’ can now be shared for all to see.

The Ferrari is a 1958 works F1 Dino ‘0007’…

It was raced by Gendebien, Von Trips, Gurney and Phil Hill who won the 1960 Italian GP in it.

It was converted at Maranello to 3 litre V12 ‘Testa Rossa’ power, re numbered ‘0788’ and raced successfully in NZ amongst the ‘mid-engined hordes’ and ultimately restored to its original specs by Crosthwaite and Gardiner many years ago.

NZ GP start

(Gearbox Grinder/The Roaring Season)

1961 NZ GP start, Ardmore January 1961. Jack Brabham won from Bruce McLaren and Graham Hill in works Cooper T53 Climax x 2 and BRM P48.

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 (The Roaring Season/Gearbox Grinder)

Pat Hoare on his way to seventh and first of the front engined cars in the ’61 NZGP. Ferrari 246/256.

In an interesting sign of the times ten front engined cars failed to qualify, the first six finishers were mid engined, other front engined finishers were ninth placed Malcolm Gill in the amazing aero-engined Lycoming Spl, eleventh Frank Shuter Ferrari 625 and twelfth Bib Stillwell Aston Martin DBR4-300. Three Maser 250F’s DNF’d.

1961 Ardmore programme


The Roaring Season/Gearbox Grinder, Barchetta, Stephen Dalton Collection