The car sported the race number 222.
It was hand-painted in blue color. Each "2" was different in shape and size from the others...
There was a hand-painter at the Targa Florio in the 1960s, possibly he was always the same person. The "style" of Targa Florio number were distinctive and recognizable.
The Ferrari 330P4 of Vaccarella-Scarfiotti had blue race number 224 in 1967, the same number (hand-painted, once again, but in a slightly darker blue) had the winning Porsche 910 of Umberto Maglioli-Vic Elford, one year later.
Also the race numbers at Vallelunga in the 1960s were hand-painted. But in white, with a large round brush, always the same. Another "classic style".
I remeber Frank Williams' De Tomaso Formula 2 driven by Piers Courage in the 1969 Gran Premio Roma at Vallelunga with the hand-painted white race number 46.
At Buenos Aires, Argentina, for several years in the late 1960s and 70s the cars (even Formula 1 and WSC) sported their race numbers (not hand-painted) in a black oval (a sticker?) with a small YPF adv on the left.
Edited by Nanni Dietrich, 16 January 2013 - 10:26.