Red Ferrari Biplace Sport 500 TRC from 1957, four cylinders, 1985 cc, 190 HP, 245 km/h. This copy belonged to Adrian Conan Doyle, the son of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
The Ferrari 500 TRC is a Ferrari brand automobile, released in 1957 in nineteen copies.
Faced with the Maserati threat in Grand Prix, Ferrari had to replace its 500 Mondial for 1956 with 500 TR. Many modifications had been made such as a four box mated to the engine, smaller carburettors and red painted cylinder head covers. For the 1957 season, Scaglietti redesigned the bodywork of the 500 TR because of the arrival of an appendix C in the new regulations.
The double wishbone and coil spring suspension is independent at the front but rigid axle at the rear.
The construction of the 500 TRC ended in 1957 but they will continue to be seen running for several years in the hands of customers. In 1957, the no less famous 250 TestaRossa (250 TR 58) took over with its three-litre V12 and its fenders detached from the bodywork.
The body is halfway between the 750 and 860 Monza. Nineteen frames are dressed by Scaglietti. Under the hood, the Ferrari 4-cylinder 1,985 cc in the longitudinal position at the front of 190 hp at 7,400 rpm powered by two Weber 40 DCO carburettors giving a maximum speed of 260 km / h for a weight of 680 kg. These were the last 4-cylinder Ferraris.
Some modifications were made to the chassis but the most important change concerned the bodywork which received the adjustments required by the new regulations. A full-width windshield, a fitted passenger compartment with a door, a fuel tank outside the cockpit and a roof that was never used.
With the slightly lower passenger compartment and the curved side sills under the car, the 500 TRC is one of the prettiest cars of its generation.