1955 Ferrari 410S Berlinetta
The 410 was built around the ‘long block’ Lampredi engine and constructed with coachwork by Scaglietti for the newly built Mexican speedway. Dubbed the Carrera Panamerica, it featured many long and straight sections. The powerful 4962 cc engine produced 380 horsepower while the five-speed manual transaxle was perfect for high speeds. An unstable chassis had been the biggest problem for the 375 series, so Ferrari designed a shortened oval tube frame and reinforced it with triangular cross-braces for the 410. Handling was improved by moving the engine as far back as possible. Large drum brakes, mounted in a position that would allow ample cooling, were placed on all four corners to allowed controlled stopping at blistering high speeds.
The Ferrari 410 S model’s were completed and ready for the Mexican road rally. Unfortunately, the race was canceled due to insufficient personnel to guard the road-ways from spectators, poor road conditions, and a large number of fatal accidents in previous races. The two works cars with their Tipo 126 C engines would have to wait another day for their debut…
Digital restyling: This is just another wheel / tire swap along with a mild color change. It is a gorgeous shape and well proportioned and it would be silly to mess with it otherwise.This is another example of digital restyling and design by ModenaWest