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Written by Ben Branch | January 14th 2016
This Ferrari oil tank was originally fitted to the yellow Ecurie Francorchamps Number 0208 car campaigned by Jacques Swaters and Charles de Tornaco during the 1952 and 1953 seasons – the car won the Avus F2 Grand Prix driven by Swaters in 1953.
The tank is made from four sheets of riveted aluminium that have been brought up to a gleaming polish, it has quick release filler lugs and four connection points (and drain holes). It measures in at 26cm x 42cm x 56cm and was recently restored by Roberto Bernadi.
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