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Chassis no. 4203 - Engine no.
Coachbuilder: Fantuzzi
Categories: C- One-off models; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; H- Works cars
Owner: Collezione Umberto Panini - West Srl (Italy)
Built for Monzanapolis in which the great Stirling Moss fought for the top positions.
The very first European competition car finished in the colours of its sponsors.
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Built specifically for the 1958 Race of Two Worlds, also known as the 500 Miglia di Monza or Monzanapolis, the car was driven by Stirling Moss. In the first of three heats he finished fourth, while in the second he placed fifth.
Unfortunately, in the third round, the steering collapsed on the 40th lap, sending Moss off the track at 260 km/h. Amazingly, he was unhurt and the car was still ranked seventh at the end of the race.
The Eldorado was the first racing car in Europe to be sponsored completely by a company outside the automotive world: the ice-cream manufacturer Eldorado Sud.
The Eldorado featured a chassis inspired by the lightened 250F road series, with a front suspension originating from the 450S, a De Dion type rear axle and the engine originating from the 4500 cc engine capacity reduced to 4200.
The Race of Two Worlds was intended as an exhibition event, allowing American teams from the United States Auto Club (USAC) National Championship to compete directly against teams from the Formula One World Championship based in Europe. The two types of cars competed on the banked oval at Monza which had been completed in 1955. Due to the similarity to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the USAC teams ran the Indianapolis 500, the event earned the nickname Monzanapolis.
After that, it was decided to enter it in the Indianapolis 500, but major problems with fuel feed meant it failed to get beyond the qualifying sessions.
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29th June 1958
500 Miglia di Monza
| Monza | Italy
driver: Stirling Moss
entry number: 10
30th May 1959
500 Miglia Indianapolis
| Indianapolis | United States
driver: Ralph Liguori
entry number: 12
13th July 2003
Goodwood Festival Of Speed
| Goodwood | United Kingdom
driver: Matteo Panini
26th October 2012 - 28th October 2012
Auto e Moto d'Epoca
| Padova | Italy
5th September 2013 - 7th September 2013
St James’s Concours of Elegance
| United Kingdom
driver: Matteo Panini
13th September 2013 - 15th September 2013
Goodwood Revival
| Goodwood | United Kingdom
25th April 2014 - 27th April 2014
Milano AutoClassica
| Rho | Italy


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