Coachwork by Touring
Chassis number 0100E
Engine number 0067S
Touring Body Number 3479
The first outing for 0100E, 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans
Purchased new by Charles Moran Jr. of New York in 1951. Mr. Moran's first recorded race with the car was the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was no novice to Le Mans, he was the very first American to race in the fabled event in 1929 driving a DuPont. Moran was also an important part of America's road racing scene. He was a founding member of the SCCA and founder of ACCUS, the United States arm of the FIA. Moran raced the car into 1953 at such tracks as Watkins Glen, Vero Beach, Bridgehampton, along with Turner and MacDill Air Force Base courses. The car appears to have been out of commission after the February 21, 1953 event at MacDill AFB. We can only surmise at this point that he must have blown the original engine as engine 0067S showed up in the car circa 1954. Franco Cornacchia, his Le Mans co-driver is the last registered owner of 0067S and no records appear of 0067S after August 24, 1952. He likely purchased 0067S after a crash and parted it, supplying the engine to his friend Charles Moran for use in 0100E.
Ownership changed hands in 1954-55, John Shakespeare of St. Louis, Missouri became the new owner. As was a normal practice in Missouri during that time period the car was titled under the engine number rather than the chassis number. this was cause of confusion about the identity of the car when first purchased by the current owner in 1981. It was thought that the car was a barchetta bodied 195S! Not until a complete restoration was carried out in the 90's was the original frame number discovered under the years of oil and dirt build-up. the mystery was then solved, it was indeed chassis number 0100E, 1951 212 Export Touring Barchetta body number 3479.
The engine from 0067S also carried with it previous competition history. Driven by Bianca Maria Piazza in such events as the 1952 Mille Miglia. Engine 0067S would once again traverse the Mille Miglia course in 1984 in the hands of the current owner.
0100E about to drive under the Dunlop Bridge ahead of Porsches very first class winning Le Mans car at 2:36.
Following is a list of contemporary accomplishment under the current owners care:
Vintage racing events:
1982 SVRA, Road Atlanta Vintage Gran Prix
1984 Walter Mitty Challenge, Road Atlanta
1983 VSCDA, Blackhawk Farms
1983 Chicago Historic Races, Road America
1984 Mille Miglia
1984 SVRA, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
1984 Chicago Historic Races, Road America
1985 Chicago Historics, Gateway International Raceway
1985 Chicago Historics, Road America
1985 SCCA Vintage Race, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
1986 SVRA, Savannah, Georgia
1986 HMSA, Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca
1986 RMVR, Steamboat Springs
1986 SVRA, Watkins Glen
1986 SVRA, Road Atlanta Vintage Gran Prix
1989 HMSA, Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca
1992 HMSA, Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca
1992 Waterford Hills Vintage Races
1993 HMSA, Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca
A frame off restoration was carried out in 1991
1992 Pebble Beach Concours
1993 Meadow Brook Concours
1993 Waterford Hills Concours in the Park
1993 Chicago International Concours
2002 Ferrari Club of America National Meet and Concours, Dallas, Texas
Please contact Jeff Moore at four one seven 343-4747 with questions, or to schedule an appointment to view the car.