Before he acquired the
Mk.19, Nethercutt drove a series of Ferraris. This car started
life as a standard 2-liter 500TRC #0708, then it received the 2.5 engine
from John Von Neumann's 625TRC #0672.
|Jim Larkin in the "Reynolds
Wrap Special" leads Nethercutt in his Ferrari 500TRC #0708, when and at
which track I can't say. Note hood bulges; they indicate that the
car was equipped with the 2.5 liter engine from #0672 in this photo.
John McCann sent me this
photo of Nethercutt in #0708 at Hourglass Field, north of San Diego.
Note lack of hood bulges shown above in this shot. This, plus the
class "E" notation, shows that the car was a 2-liter at this time.
Nethercutt sold his 2.0
engine to J.P. Kunstle who installed it into his Lotus XV “Ferrotus”
#619 FPF 1102.
Parsons later drove the "Ferrotus" with some success.
|A similar shot by Pete
Vanlaw shows Nethercutt in #0708 in the pit lane at Santa Barbara in 1958.
I wonder what color the car really was?