1947 Ferrari 125 S
After World War II, Enzo Ferrari rebuilt his Maranello workshop, which had been leveled by Allied bombs. Because obtaining financing was so difficult at the time, he was forced to sell personal items to fund the production of the first car to bear his name. Dubbed the 125 S, it was also the first vehicle he equipped with the now-legendary Ferrari V-12 engine. It did not finish the 1947 Piacenza Circuit race, its first ever, but Enzo Ferrari was undaunted and went on to claim victory at the Terme di Caracalla circuit in Rome soon thereafter.
Collection of Roger Willbanks