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    Les Vingt-quatre Heures du Mans
    July 28-29, 1956

    Caption: The 2.5-litre Ferrari driven by Trintignant and Gendebien was third in the general classification. Here it is with Trintignant at the wheel.
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    III Mil Kilometros de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
    January 29th, 1956

    Photo credit: R. Kirbus

    Caption: First lap at Puente de la Noria. Fangio and Musso each driving 5-litre Ferrari are leading Saenz Valiente (Ferrari 5-litre 1954), Gendebien (Ferrari 3.5-litre) and Moss on the Maserati which will eventually win the race.
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    Photo credit: R. Kirbus

    Caption: An impressive bit of cornering by the 4 1/2-litre Ferrari entered by Castro-Cranwell and R. Bonomi.
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    The Florida Twelve Hour Grand Prix of Endurance
    Sebring, 24th March, 1956

    Photo credit: D. Rubin

    Caption: The victory of the Fangio-Castellotti team was largely the work of the young Italian. Fangio, feeling unwell, had handed the car over to him for the last hours of the race. The 3422 c.c. four-cylinder Ferrari covered a distance of 1008.72 miles in twelve hours and put up a new record by doing twelve more laps than the winning Jaguar in 1955.
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    The XXIIIrd Mille Miglia
    April 28-29, 1956

    Caption: A fine colour study which catches the typical atmosphere of so many Mille Miglias. Rain pelting from a leaden sky, spectators huddled together under umbrellas, and a brilliantly coloured car, headlamps blazing, as it roars on towards the finish at the end of the long day. The car is Collins's Ferrari, taking second place in the XXIIIrd Mille Miglia with photographer and journalist Louis Klemantaski acting as navigator.
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    Photo credit: P. Morin

    Caption: Eugenio Castellotti presses on over the Futa Pass, on a road streaming with water. Gaining his victory by a great show of daring and stamina, Ascari's pupil staked his claim for inclusion amongst the great drivers of today. He was in the lead for practically the whole of the race and covered the 992.33 miles at an average speed of 85.412 m.p.h. Although this was 1.29'22" longer than the time taken by Moss in 1955, it is still a magnificent achievement when one takes into account the terrible weather in which the race was run.
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    Caption: Behind Castellotti and Collins came another Ferrari, taking 3rd place. It was in the hands of Luigi Musso whom we see here soaked through and through but still thirsty.
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    Photo credit: Y. Debraine

    Caption: Driving a 3-litre Ferrari 250, the Gendebien-Washer team took first place in the Production Grand Touring category at an average of 79.38 m.p.h. They waged an unceasing battle against the 300 SL Mercedes' and, after 12.30' racing their lead over the nearest competitor was only 6'40".
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    Caption: Fangio does not like the Mille Miglia but still runs in it year after year, hoping for a victory which continues to elude him. The slippery roads and a loose bonnet explain the anxiety on his face.
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    II Internationales ADAC 1000 Kilometer Rennen
    Nurburgring, 27th May, 1956

    Photo credit: V. B.

    Caption: Take your pick! Fangio gets ready for the start.
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    Caption: Fangio, aware of the tough nature of the circuit, drove a cautious race, sparing his car. In the end, however, together with his co-driver Castellotti, they were unable to resist the onslaught off the Franco-British team of Behra-Moss and had to content themselves with 2nd place.
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    Caption: On the 4th lap a second Ferrari is put out of the race when Musso leaves the road coming out of the South Curve and overturns in the ditch. Although trapped underneath the car the driver escaped with only slight injuries and shock.

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    Sveriges Grand Prix
    Rabelov, August 12th, 1956

    Photo credit: B. Kronlund

    Caption: One half of the cars which started in this race were unable to complete the required 153 laps of the circuit. Of the three cars in the photograph below, only the Ferrari driven by Trintignant (No. 3) will finish the race. Flockhart's Jaguar (No. 15) will be eliminated on the 95th lap, and Castellotti's Ferrari (No. 4) will retire at three-quarters distance with engine trouble.
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    Photo credit: B. Cahier

    Caption: On the first lap Collin's(sic) Ferrari (No. 5) leads Moss' Maserati and Hawthorn's Ferrari. Of the three, only the last-named is fated to cross the finishing line, in third place.
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    Photo credit: B. Cahier

    Caption: One of the Ferrari mechanics signals to Fangio that he is in the lead, ahead of Hill, Hawthorn and Collins.
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    Photo credit: B. Cahier

    The Swedish team of Kvarnstrom/Lundgern on a Ferrari 750 S won the class for Sports Cars over 2 litres and was fourth in the general category.
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    Photo credit: Andersson

    Caption: Harvest time! Phill Hill, almost standing up in his car, tries to find his way out.

    And on this rather entertaining note my coverage of 1956 ends, I'll soon be back to complete what I started with the 1959 season.
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    Excellent photo series.
     
  23. michael platzer

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    really interesting pictures. thank you!

    could you please add any serial numbers of the cars?
     
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    I think the chassis numbers can be found here: All Ferraris
     
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    I'm afraid I do not, I'm merely someone that has the means to digitize these images. Ronnieb seems to have a good link to get started with and perhaps there's someone better versed in these cars that can help out?

    Jumping back up to 1959:

    VIII Grote Prijs van Nederland
    Zandvoort, May 31, 1959

    Photo credit: A. Guichard

    Caption: Behra's Ferrari seems to spread itself over the road to keep a frantic Moss and hopeful Lotus of G. Hill from coming through.
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