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The Winningest Ferrari 333 SP

Submitted by on August 14, 2014

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

Photography by Darin Schnabel, thanks to RM Auctions

This 333 SP is the only Ferrari to win both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, and at RM Auctions’ upcoming Monterey Sale, you could make it your own.

After a two-decade absence from sportscar racing, Ferrari unveiled the 333 SP for the 1994 season. And it was quick.

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

This car, chassis 019 was the most successful of them all. It was delivered in 1997 to Doran-Moretti Racing for the 1998 season, which kicked off with the 24 Hours of Daytona in January.

The team arrived at Daytona with just a month of preparation under their belts and Mauro Baldi, Arie Luyendyk, Didier Theys and team boss Giampiero Moretti at the wheel. They qualified second, and went one better in the race, sneaking by another 333SP, of Scandia Engineering, to secure the win.

It was the first time Ferrari had claimed a win in the 24 Hours of Daytona since 1967.

Next up was another timeless American event – the 12 Hours of Sebring. The team wasn’t as strong in qualifying, but fought their way to the front to win once again.

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

From Sebring the team went to Ferrari’s home turf – Monza. Here their streak would falter, however, with the car dropping out with a battery issue.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans would be the car’s final professional event, and it closed its career off with a bang, taking third in its class at the great race.

The car then went back to the United States for a complete rebuild and settled into life as a historic race car enjoying quite a bit of fame in motorsports publications, including Cavallino magazine.

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

In beautiful condition and boasting an impressive career record, this is an iconic car with a significant history, and one which we hope leads a full and ferocious historic racing life!

It’s heading to auction at RM Auctions upcoming Monterey Sale on the 16th of August, and you can grab the full details at RM’s website here.

Photography by Darin Schnabel, thanks to RM Auctions

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

1998 Ferrari 333 SP

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