1956 Ferrari/Kurtis Kraft Bardahl Special

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# 500G

They built this unique automobile to compete at the 1956 Indianapolis 500. Bardahl lubricants of Italy sponsored it, using an American Kurtis Kraft chassis and a Ferrari engine. It did not qualify in what became Ferrari’s last serious attempt to race at the Indianapolis 500.


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The two most interesting entries for Indianapolis in 1956 are the Ferraris. Bardahl’s six cylinder experimental car, entered by Bardhal Lubricants, Florence, Italy, with Farina driving, and the 12 cylinder-engined Ferrari Special, entered by Mrs. Marion Chinetti, of New York, the driver of which has not been nominated.

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