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1978 Ferrari 312 T3 Serial Number 034

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This car was pre–sold. Many of the cars we sell were purchased to order; meaning that clients asked us to research our database and the market to find them an exceptional vehicle. Some of these “purchased to order” cars are posted as a courtesy to their owners, as a resource to historians and enthusiasts, and as examples of the many quality vehicles we supply to our clients.

Lead photograph of 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 Serial Number 034

We are pleased to offer 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 s/n 034, the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix winner driven by Gilles Villeneuve. Needless to say this is the most significant Ferrari in Canadian racing history. T3 s/n 034 also has a very extensive race history with Gilles Villeneuve including the Long Beach GP (DNFed); Monaco GP (DNFed); Belgium GP (4th); Spanish GP (10th); Swedish GP (10th); British GP (DNFed); Austrian GP (3rd); Dutch GP (6th); Italian GP (7th); US GP East (DNFed); the win at the Canadian GP on 08 Oct., 1978 and the Brazilian GP (5th). It has been with one owner since 1985 and hasn’t been offered since 1985.

The 312 T series was designed by Mauro Forghieri for the 1975 season and was the weapon of choice for SEFAC Ferrari from 1975 until 1980. It and was an uncomplicated and clean design that was continually evolved with ongoing mechanical upgrades. The 312 T3 featured the same mid-engine 180 degree flat twelve with four valves per cylinder, iron cylinder liners, four main bearings that had been updated and improved since 1970, albeit tuned to give 515 bhp @ 12,200 rpm. The 312T series won twenty-seven races, four constructors’ and brought Ferrari three drivers’ championships.

The T3 chassis was completely new with a total weight of 598 k or 1315 lbs and featured a new monocoque structure and a different suspension arrangement designed to work with the Michelin tires. The bodywork was visibly very different, with a flatter top to the body, allowing improved air flow to the rear wing. 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 s/n 034 was completely rebuilt by the F1 department at Ferrari SEFAC 1994-1995. Priced very correctly at $1,595,000.

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