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Chassis no. 815/021 - Engine no. 815/021
Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
Categories: B- Prototypes; C- One-off models; D- The remaining cars from extremely limited productions 2 made; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; G- Team cars; K- Famous chassis' cars; L- Limited edition cars (no. 1 remaining of no. 2 manufactured, no. 2 built)
Owner: Mario Righini Collection (Italy)
Enzo Ferrari's first own project. Second chassis built for Alberto Ascari. 1940, 1947 and 1948 Mille Miglia entrant.
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The Auto Avio Costruzioni 815 was the first car to be fully designed and built by Enzo Ferrari to side step an agreement reached with Alfa Romeo in 1939. Scuderia Ferrarti built the car in a very short space of time. The 815 was developed by ex-Alfa Romeo engineers Alberto Massimino and Vittorio Bellentani and by Enrico Nardi.
The designation "815" was based on the car's eight-cylinder, 1.5 L engine. This engine was largely based on the four-cylinder, 1.1 L engine of the 508 C.
The chassis was constructed of large frame and cross members. The bodywork was done by Carrozzeria Touring. Only two cars were built, the first for Lotario Rangoni Machiavelli and the second for Alberto Ascari. This is the Ascari's car that made its debut on 28 April 1940 in the Mille Miglia. The car was sold to Enrico Beltrachini who raced it with modest results.
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27th April 1940 - 5th February 1943
owner: Alberto Ascari | Italy
price: 20.000 Lire
28th April 1940
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Mantova - Cremona - Brescia | Italy
driver: Alberto Ascari
co-driver: Giovanni Minozzi
entry number: 66
3rd September 1946
Coppa Andrea Brezzi
| Turin | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
13th April 1947 - 20th April 1947
Gran Premio Automobilistico di Sanremo
| Sanremo | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
11th May 1947
Circuito Automobilistico di Piacenza
| Piacenza | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
entry number: 162
1st June 1947
Circuito di Vercelli
| Vercelli | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
15th June 1947
Circuito di Vigevano
| Vigevano (PV) | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
21st June 1947 - 22nd June 1947
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
co-driver: Adriano Massa
entry number: 189
20th July 1947
Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
| Cortina D'Ampezzo | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
co-driver: Giovanni Civettini
entry number: 165
15th August 1947
Gran Premio di Pescara
| Pescara | Italy
driver: Enrico Beltrachini
entry number: 23

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