Gregor Fisken – 1970 Ferrari 512M
This yellow Ferrari 512M (S/N 1002) was originally sold to Escuderia Montjuich in April 1970, and competed in the Le Mans 24 hours that year wearing number 35 during the test sessions and number 9 in the race. The car retired after 11 hours after an on-track collision ended its race, but was running in 10th place at that point with drivers Juncadella and Fernandez.
The 512 was seen as a response by Ferrari to the dominance of Porsche in sports car racing, and was developed over an intense 9 month period to be ready for the 1970 Le Mans 24 hours. For the 1970 race, there were 12 Ferrari 512’s entered in a mix of official, manufacturer backed teams and privateers.
This car was sold to Robert Horne in October 1974, and he retained it for the next 35 years. During his ownership, Robert shied away from a competitive life on track, but did break a British Land Speed Record in 1977 by completing the flying mile at an average of 192mph.