The Italian court affirmed in 2011 that the only real 0818 was that of Italian Fabrizio Violati. A characteristic case of a car whose pieces were used to rebuild two cars
after being raced by Graham Hill, at Sebring, Le Mans, etc, here is it’s history
1966 – chassis stayed in a garage that David Piper shared with Tom Meade in Modena.
77 – Mike Oustromoff, Redditch, UK
77 – restoration started using the original engine and chassis, new body built by Wakefields of Byfleet, UK
82 – Christopher Murray, Middletown, RI, USA (drug smuggler)
82/sep/04 20th anniversary 250 GTO Chris Murray/ Francois Sicard “58 D 1799”
84/dec/17 – confiscated by the US Government and offered for sale
85/jun – offered for $250,000.
85/oct/30 – Fabrizio Violati – through US Government and court of Bridgeport/CT
86 – nose redone by Allegretti, Modena, I
89/aug OGP Nuerburgring Stefano Durelli
89 – Fabrizio Violati “Maranello Rosso”, San Marino C178 p32
2006 – Cerificate of Authenticity issued by Ferrari Classiche, no. 037F
Dick Protheroe, British gentleman racer, had the car re-bodied to P2 style by Drogo, but then he crashed fatally with the car.
The remains were eventually acquired by Mike Oustromoff, who used the original engine and chassis for a reconstruction. After a brief spell in the United States, the car was bought by Fabrizio Violati in 1985 for his Maranello Rosso museum.