Ferrari 750 Monza - 1954


750 Monza

The prototype made its debut at Monza in 1954 with an engine based on a development of the four-cylinder Type 555 and took both first and second positions. The power unit with its twin overhead camshaft and very respectable horse-power, developed a very high torque that made for particularly impressive driving. Almost all of the coachworks were built by Scaglietti to a Dino Ferrari design. The most notable of the 750 Monza’s other victories was the 1954 Tourist Trophy.


4 Cylinder Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 73 x 58.8 mm
Unitary displacement 246.10 cc
Total displacement 2953.21 cc
Compression ratio 9 : 1
Maximum power 176 kW (240 hp) at 7200 rpm
Power per litre 81 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed Weber 36 IF/4C
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension de Dion, twin radius arms, semi-elliptic springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 125 litres
Front tyres 5.25 x 16
Rear tyres 6.00 x 16
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1284 mm
Weight 850 kg (kerb)
Top speed 250 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -