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Ferrari 333 SP

Terry O'Neil


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This book details the origin and racing history of the Ferrari 333 SP. Uniquely, none of the 333 SP models were entered into races by Ferrari itself. The cars were built specifically for customer use; a purchase price of $900,000 included two spare engines and race technical support supplied by Ferrari engineers. A total of 40 cars were built; the first four by Ferrari, the remainder manufactured by Dallara & Michellotto using Ferrari engines. All of the cars were sold to, and race entries made by, privateer teams.

From 1994, the cars contested the IMSA World Sports Car Championship, the United States Road Racing Championship, and the American Le Mans Series, at circuits throughout North America. In 1997, the cars also featured in the Europe-based International Sports Racing Series, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Two years later, the Doran-Lista team installed a Judd V10 engine into its 333 SP, with the aim of increasing power and improving fuel efficiency.

In all, from the 126 races entered, 47 victories were claimed by the 333 SP.

Praise For Ferrari 333 SP

"In terms of the sheer information on an often overlooked machine, there's very little in print to touch it." - Motor Sport


"This handy size paperback ... packed with a comprehensive history and 146 photographs, goes to show that many good things come in small packages." - Ferrari Magazine

"A dramatic if bittersweet story." - Classic Cars

"THIS, THE LATEST in Veloce's WSC Giants series, is arguably the best yet." - Octane (UK)

"easily accessible and very readable ... Recommended" -


"as a racing record of Ferrari's 'customer' sports prototype, both in words and pictures, [the book is] pretty comprehensive." - Speedscene

"It is a good book ... there is nothing else out there which chronicles the cars history, and it does it in detail." -

"covers every significant outing, with spotlights on key drivers" - Classic & Sports Car (UK)


Veloce Publishing, 9781845847586, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

About the Author

Born in Hertfordshire, Terry O'Neil has lived the majority of his life in the West Midlands. After working in sales and marketing for the Rootes Group and British Leyland, Terry has worked for himself, in Stourbridge, for the last 25 years. A committee member of the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain, and its archivist, Terry ventured into writing, with articles for Cavallino, Vintage Racecar Journal, Healey Marque and the Ferrari Club magazine. To date, Terry has five published books, and his enthusiasm for researching less well-known events culminated in books on the Bahamas Speed Weeks, SCCA/SAC races in America, and Northeast American sports car races in the 1950s.