Fiat Abarth 209A Paris Show Car
Bugatti Type 37 #37190
Jaguar XK120 LT3 "lightweight" Silverstone
is one of three cars produced in 1951 to fill in for the
overdue C Type. The C Types did in fact come out for the
1951 season so this Silverstone Jag was sent to the U.S. where
it was purchased by Charles Hornburg and raced by the great Phil
Hill (3rd OA 1951 Elkhart Lake, 3rd OA 1951 Palm Springs, DNF
1951 Reno) and then
campaigned with incredible
success by Chuck Leighton of St. Louis.
Maserati 250F CM #1
Cameron Millar CM 250Fs were produced. Millar started
when, having acquired all the Centro-Sud parts in 1967, he had
new frames built for what he presumed were the Italian teamís
two cars, 2511 and 2522, and numbered them accordingly. It was
only years later that the fates of those Centro-Sud cars was
established, meaning the CM cars were really replicas, albeit
with pretty much 100% genuine mechanicals. After those
cars were completed he was approached by others wanting
replicas and Jack Reuter was the first. As demand for 250Fs increased in line
with the growth of historic racing in Europe, and the CM
replicas were regarded sufficiently close to the originals to
be accepted by some organizers. Five of the CM cars were to
early (1954/56) spec, four were 1957 lightweight models and
three 1958 Piccolo replicas. The percentage of original
parts that went into the cars decreased over the years.
In discussions on the merits or otherwise of replicas, the CM
250Fs are invariably cited as examples of near-perfect copies
of the originals.
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