Cars We Sold

1997 Ferrari 333 SP Michelotto Serial Number 016


Lead photograph of 1997 Ferrari 333 SP Michelotto Serial Number 016

We are pleased to offer 1997 Ferrari 333 SP Michelotto s/n 016, a LISTA and MOMO team car driven by Fredy Lienhard, Didier Theys, GianPiero Moretti and Maro Baldi, supported and campaigned by Kevin Doran. 333 SP s/n 016 has fourteen well-documented races in the 1997-1999 IMSA Series with eight top five finishes and a 1st at Watkins Glen. One of the few well-raced 333 SPs never hit hard and still with its original tub! We know 333 SP s/n 016 well, having sold it to the current owner in April, 2011. This stunning racer has been carefully maintained through a decade of dealer and museum storage and was fully serviced in 2011 at an authorized Ferrari dealer by an experienced Ferrari-trained tech with extensive 333 SP experience. Full service again in July-August of this year by the Maranello Motorsports race team with a full gearbox overhaul, an engine service and a full suspension overhaul and crack test, with no track time since being serviced.

Unveiled at the end of 1993, the 333 SP transformed Sports Prototype racing in the bleak years following the demise of IMSA GTP series and established the standard for open top prototypes while ushering in Ferrari’s official return to Sports Prototype racing after a 20 year absence. The 333 SP debuted in the third round of the 1994 IMSA GT Championship at Road Atlanta, finishing first and second. In the first year of racing four 333 SPs were campaigned by three teams: Euromotorsport, Momo Sports, and Team Scandia. In the next race, at Lime Rock, the 333 SPs monopolized the podium and would take three more wins by the end of the season. In 1995 the 333 SP won the 12 Hours of Sebring and four other races, winning the Sports Prototype Championship while Fermin Velez won the drivers title. The 333 SP remained competitive, winning the European FIA Sportscar Championship as late as 1999 with Collard and Sospiri and again in 2000 with Christian Pescatori and David Terrien for the JMB Racing-entered Ferrari. Spanning over eight seasons, from 1994 to 2002, the 333 SPs were amazingly successful, winning major championships on both sides of the Atlantic, with 56 total outright victories along the way. With a substantial IMSA history this 333 SP should easily qualify for entry into Europe as a car with Significant Historic Interest with no Duty and VAT at only 5%.

This 333 SP would be the centerpiece for any serious Ferrari collection, is very user-friendly on the track and can be operated with the help of a single mechanic. Built to last 24 flat-out hours at Le Mans or Daytona, a 333 SP requires minimal maintenance in the hands of a private owner and is essentially bulletproof. The first twelve 333 SPs were actively raced and were finished by Ferrari with the tubs built by Dallara and supported through Ferrari. S/n 013 was not built and from s/n 014 through 041 all 333 SPs were built, delivered, and supported by Michelotto. 333 SP Michelotto s/n 016 offers a unique chance for the collector or enthusiast to own a well-documented and ultra-exotic race-ready state-of-the-art Ferrari-built Sports Prototype race car. With a 4,000 cc V-12 evolved from the 1994 3.5 liter V-12 F1 engine putting out 650 horsepower at 11,500 RPM in an under-2000 lb rocket, the shriek of the V-12 at full song alone is worth the price of admission. A well maintained and purpose-built endurance sport race car that will last a lifetime as a club and private track day racer. Maintained by a very qualified race shop, no track time since a full service and safety check, turn-key and ready to go. Comes with a huge spares package including a new spare nose and under-tray, new spare side pods, a new spare tail, over a dozen spare gear sets, extra right and left radiators, a set of spare headers and race-mufflers, a rear wing pedestal and high-downforce kit, a spare set of 16″ wheels and four spare sets of 18″ wheels. Also comes with the very rare original Dell laptop and the original Magneti Marelli Wintax software for Windows and all the laptop and software user manuals plus the original Ferrari 333 SP Technical Manuals. Fitted with a very late Evoluzione engine # 112. Priced to sell at $2,295,000 USD.

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