500 Mondial project

Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by Tim Quester, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. Tim Quester

    Tim Quester Rookie

    Nov 21, 2020
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    Tim Quester
    Hi dear members,

    im relatively new to the replica world but my dream to own a Ferrari 500 mondial is relatively old.

    I won’t be able to purchase a real one. So I would like to get one build on a donor car. Would an Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 with an extended wheelbase and chassis work as a donor car ? I could use the same motor.

    Does anyone have recommendations where I could commission this project ?
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  3. John Vardanian

    John Vardanian F1 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
    San Francisco Area
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    John Vardanian
    Hi Tim, I think that particular Ferrari's engine is what makes it the marvel it is. I can't help but to think that Aurelio Lampredi was influenced by the Offenhauser Indy when he designed his motor. It's something I would explore if I wanted a Mondial-like motor.

  4. macca

    macca Formula Junior

    Dec 3, 2003
  5. Terry groves

    Terry groves Rookie

    Oct 21, 2014
    2.0l Alfa Spider 105 is the same capacity as the 500 mondial. The mondial is the same engine type as fitted to the later 500TRC. For me if it was a choice to build a mondial or 500TRC I would always pick the TRC.
  6. Ed Niles

    Ed Niles Formula 3

    Sep 7, 2004
    West Hills, CA
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    Edwin K. Niles
    DK Engineering made a small series of 500TRC replicas with V-12 engines. They are beautiful, in my opinion.
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  8. Admiral Goodwrench

    Admiral Goodwrench Formula Junior

    Mar 2, 2005
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Robert Phillips
    Just to clarify matters, the first Series 500 Mondial had a tipo 110 motor which had the narrow valley valve included angle (58 degrees) head similar to the 1952 and 1953 formula 2 500 motors. The Series 2 500 Mondials had the tipo 111 motor with the wide valley head (85 degrees) as did the tipo 119 750 motor as derived from the mid 1954 tipo 553 F1 motor. The 500TRC motor tipo 131C reverted to the earlier narrow valley design (and with the red painted cam boxes and valve covers informally named the Testa Rossa).

    In any event no 500 Mondial replica is any comparison to a real 500 Mondial S2.

    Best regards,


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  9. daytonaman

    daytonaman Formula Junior

    May 1, 2007
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    howard pigdon
    You're going to ruin a beautiful 105 to finish up with a nothing car

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