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1954 O.S.C.A. 2000 S

Chassis no. 2004
Engine no. 2501
Coachbuilder Frua
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1954
Manufacturing
1954
Current chassis no. 2004
1954
1st body by Frua
1954
Current interior
17th March 1954
1st engine no. 2004S
17th March 1954
Identification document: Osca original technical specification
From 29th March 1954
to 2nd February 1955
Plate: MI-238718
Country: IT
29th March 1954
Event: UNKNOWN EVENT - PROVVISORIO
From 29th March 1954
to February 1955
Owner: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Purchase price: Lire 6.500.000
Famous owner: Entrepreneur and italian racing driver
4th April 1954
Event: Giro di Sicilia
Locality: Palermo (IT)
Race number: #332
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Co-Driver: Bruno Cavallari (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 1st May 1954
to 2nd May 1954
Event: XXI Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #524
Category / Group: Vetture Sport
Class: 2000 cc
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Co-Driver: Bruno Cavallari (IT)
Results / Prizes: 20th OA / 6th CL
Time: Start: 5.24'00"- Brescia-Roma: 6.55'56"- Brescia-Roma-Brescia: 13.31'53"
2nd May 1954
Event: I Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #524
Category / Group: Vetture Sport
Class: 2000 cc
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Co-Driver: Bruno Cavallari (IT)
16th May 1954
Event: Gran Premio di Napoli
Locality: Napoli (IT)
Race number: #58
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Results / Prizes: 9th CL
21st May 1954
Event: 3 Ore Di Bari
Locality: Bari, Italia (IT)
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Results / Prizes: RET
From 21st May 1954
to 23rd May 1954
Event: 6 ore notturna di Bari
Locality: Bari (IT)
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
13th June 1954
Event: Circuito di Caserta
Locality: Caserta (IT)
Race number: #48
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
20th June 1954
Event: Gran Premio Autodromo Imola Conchiglia d'Oro Shell
Locality: Imola (IT)
Race number: #16
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
20th June 1954
Press review: Unknown author, "Gli Iscritti Al G.p Autodromo Di Imola", L'Automobile , no. 25, 06-1954, pp. 7
25th July 1954
Event: L'Aosta - Gran San Bernardo
Locality: Aosta (IT)
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Results / Prizes: 5th CL
19th September 1954
Event: Bologna - Passo della Raticosa
Locality: Bologna (IT)
Race number: #188
Driver: Luigi Piotti (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From February 1955
to March 1956
Owner: John Mecom (US)
Famous owner: Entrepreneur in the oil industry, owner of Mecom racing Team
From March 1956
to 1958
Owner: Roy Cherryhomes (US)
Famous owner: United States racing driver and sponsor for Carol Shelby
29th April 1956
Event: Cowboy Capital Sports Car Races - Boot Hill Trophy Race
Locality: Dodge City (US)
Race number: #5
Category / Group: Sports Car
Class: FM
Driver: Roy Cherryhomes (US)
Results / Prizes: 8th OA / 2nd CL
Laps: 10
Note: Boot Hill Trophy Race - Production cars Class D and Over, Modified Cars, Class F and Over. Distance: 30miles
May 1956
Press review: Packard Paul, "Front Street Ferrari Fiesta", Dodge City Race , 05-1956
13th May 1956
Event: St. Louis races
Locality: St. Louis (US)
3rd June 1956
Event: SCCA Texas National Championship Sports Car Races
Locality: Fort Worth (US)
Race number: #24
Class: EM
Driver: Roy Cherryhomes (US)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Note: Fourth Race. Distance: 43,5 miles. Classes: B, C, D & E modified
3rd June 1956
Event: National Eagle Mountain Races
Locality: Unknown city (US)
Race number: #24
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Roy Cherryhomes (US)
Results / Prizes: RET
From 29th September 1956
to 30th September 1956
Event: Sacramento Sport Car Races
Locality: Sacramento (US)
From 3rd November 1956
to 4th November 1956
Event: Palm Springs First Palm Springs National Championship Road Races
Locality: Palm Springs (US)
Note: Palm Springs National Championship Road Race
25th November 1956
Event: Mansfield Races
Locality: Mansfield (US)
Race number: #132
Category / Group: Sports Car
Class: FM
Driver: Roy Cherryhomes (US)
Results / Prizes: 2nd OA / 1st CL
10th March 1957
Event: Mansfield Road Races
Locality: Mansfield (US)
Race number: #91
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Proctor (US)
Results / Prizes: 8th OA
From 1958
to 1961
Owner: Jim Hall (US)
Famous owner: United States racing driver and co-founder of Chaparral Cars. Brother of Dick and Chuck Hall
Note: 1959: Chucks engineers Gary Knutson and Jerry Mallet install a Chevy V8 fuel injected engine, supercharged by a Mc Culloch Supercharged as testing device for later Chaparrals. The original OSCA six cylinder, double ignition engine, already wrecked, was left abandoned in an alley in Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA)
28th June 1959
Event: Corsa Del Mont Ventoux
Locality: Southern Francia, Francia (FR)
Category / Group: Hill Climb
Driver: Pons (US)
Results / Prizes: 6th CL
September 1959
Event: Unknown
Locality: Unknown city (-)
Race number: #174
Class: BM
1960
Body change by Frua
From 30th April 1960
to 1st May 1960
Event: Continental Divide Raceways
Locality: Castle Rock (US)
Race number: #117
Class: BM
Driver: Chuck Hall (US)
Note: Entered car: OSCA-Corvette
9th October 1960
Event: SCCA Regional Thompson
Locality: Hartford (US)
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Mccluggage (US)
Results / Prizes: 3rd OA
From 1961
to 1963
Owner: Ron Hunter (US)
Famous owner: United States racing driver and friend of Hall brothers
1961
Body change by Frua
July 1961
Press review: Unknown author, "Near Miss Is As Good As A Mile", Press og 1961 Continental Divine USAC Race , 07-1961
3rd July 1961
Event: USAC Continental Divide Raceway
Locality: Castle Rock (US)
Race number: #20
Class: CM
Driver: Ron Hunter (US)
Results / Prizes: DNF
4th July 1961
Event: Pikes Peak international Hill Climb
Locality: Contea di El Paso (US)
Driver: Ron Hunter (US)
30th September 1961
Event: Canadian GP (sports cars)
Locality: Mosport (CA)
Race number: #75
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Ray B. Heppenstall (US)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 1963
to 1978
Owner: Joe Uhl III (US)
Note: "Weekend racer" and steward SCCA Colorado. After 1964 the OSCA #2004 was retired from racing and kept in a Colorado garage without being properly maintained and only used occasionally for streetracing
1963
Current body by Frua
March 1963
Press review: Unknown author, "Wheeling & Dealing", Steering Wheel , 03-1963
7th June 1964
Event: Premio Campagnano Vallelunga
Locality: Roma, Italia (IT)
Category / Group: Sports Car
Driver: Fiordelisi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 7th OA
30th August 1964
Event: Sierre Montana-Crans Hillclimb
Locality: Surprise (US)
Race number: #51
Category / Group: Hill Climb
Driver: Rey (-)
Results / Prizes: 5th CL
1979
Current engine no. 2501
From 1979
to 1986
Owner: John Robson (US)
Note: Rescues OSCA sn 2004 and starts restauration with help from Dr. Ing. Alfieri Maserati (Torino, Italy).
1980
Generic fact: Other photos
From 1986
to 1987
Owner: Anthony Mayman (GB)
Note: Historic racer of ERA fame/collector
From 1987
to May 1988
Owner: CLASSIC CAR ASSOCIATES (NL)
Note: Co-owner Rudy Pass and Marcel Rocks. Classic car dealers
December 1987
Generic fact: Other photos
April 1988
Press review: Unknown author, "Classic Car Associates B.v.", Classic & Sport Car , no. 1, 04-1988, pp. 175
April 1988
Generic fact: Other photos
From May 1988
to 1990
Owner: Robert Walduck (GB)
Purchase price: Pounds 80.000
Note: Walduck pays 80.000 pounds the car come complete but lots of parts in boxes. Co-ownership with Trevor Stokes: well known restored fot Maserati and Ferrari, partly restores OSCA chassis #2004 and continues Prof. Robsons work in preparation to drive the 1989 Mille Miglia
May 1988
Generic fact: Other photos
January 1989
Generic fact: Other photos
1989
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Osca La Rivincita Dei Maserati , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 1989
From 28th April 1989
to 1st May 1989
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #215
Driver: Roberth Walduck (GB)
Co-Driver: Trevor Stokes (GB)
Results / Prizes: DNF
June 1989
Generic fact: Other photos
January 1990
Generic fact: Other photos
From 1990
to 2003
Owner: Charles Nall Cain (GB)
Purchase price: 300.000 pounds
Famous owner: 3rd Baron Brocket "Lord Charles Brocket"
October 1990
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Mille Miglia Una Corsa Italiana , Abiemme, n.p. 1990
May 1999
Press review: Unknown author, "Sale Announcement 1953 Osca", Unknown , 05-1999
From 2003
to 30th October 2007
Owner: Abraham Kogan (MC)
Famous owner: Owner of "Taito of Brazil" a pinball and arcade manufacturer. Enthusiast, collector and racer.
2003
Generic fact: Other photos
From 2003
to October 2007
Plate: 282UXT
Country: GB
March 2006
Press review: Unknown author, "Sibling Rivalry", Motor Sport , 03-2006, pp. 78
From 30th October 2007
to currently
Owner: Private collection
31st October 2007
Event: RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
Locality: Londra (GB)
Note: RM Auctions - Automobiles of London. Lot 270. Estimate: 500.000/625.000 GBP - 726.000/908.000 Euro. Unsold
November 2007
Plate: DMT541H
Country: DE
From 18th July 2014
to 20th July 2014
Event: Schloss Bensberg Classics
Locality: Bergisch Gladbach (DE)
Class: Roaring 50's - Racing cars of the 1950s
Driver: Michael Trösser (DE)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
2nd June 2015
Event: Modena Trackdays
Locality: Stavelot (BE)
Driver: Michael Trösser (DE)
Note: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
From 5th September 2015
to 6th September 2015
Event: Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille
Locality: Chantilly (FR)
Class: Open Grand Touring cars: From the city to the track (Prix Carmignac Gestion)
Driver: Michael Trösser (DE)
Results / Prizes: 1st OA
From 17th May 2016
to 22nd May 2016
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #306
Driver: Michael Trösser (DE)
Co-Driver: Andreas Rapin (DE)
Results / Prizes: DNF
2018
Generic fact: Other photos
26th August 2018
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Del Monte Forest (US)
Driver: Michael Trösser (DE)
December 2018
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Orizzonte Perduto Mille Miglia 1947-1956 , Ela, n.p. 2018
November 2020
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume Ii , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2020
2023
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Giro Di Sicilia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2023