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September 2010

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156 'Sharknose'

The Ferrari 156 'Sharknose' is one of the most recognisable grand-pix cars ever made and it was in this famous shape that Phil Hill became world champion in 1961.

Unfortunately, Enzo Ferrari's lack of sentimentality towards his creations meant that all 156s were unceremoniously broken-up at the end of their racing days and none survived.

JSWL's reputation as re-creation specialist attracted the attention of a Belgian enthusiast who commissioned the build of this car: a re-creation inspired by the 1961 Belgian Grand Prix-winning car of Olivier Gendebien. After a five-year build, this masterpiece made its debut at the 2009 Goodwood Revival meeting.

Lancia-Ferrari D50 on the gid at Goodwood Revival

156 'Sharknose' on its debut at the 2009 Goodwood Revival Meeting

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All photographs by Gabriel de Meurville.

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156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting 156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting 156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting 156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting
156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting 156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting 156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting 156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting
156 'Sharknose' at the Goodwood Revival Meeting

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