Legendary Ferrari ‘Pontoon-Fender’ Testa Rossa Expected To Break World Auction Record at Ferrari Leggenda e Passione
RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, announce the most significant Ferrari to be offered on the world’s auction stage – the legendary 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (TR). Expected to set a new world record* for a vintage motor car sold at auction, this exciting car will be offered at ‘Ferrari Leggenda e Passione’
Considered one of the most competitive and iconic of all Ferrari racing cars, the immediately recognizable Scaglietti-designed, ‘pontoon-fender’ 250 TR was produced from 1957 to 1958 during which only 22 were constructed. The Ferrari 250 TRs entered 19 international championship races from 1958 through 1961 emerging with 10 victories and earning them legendary status among discerning collectors, as well as the honor of being one of the most desirable and competitive racing Ferraris ever built.
“This legendary 250 TR is one of the most exciting motor cars ever to be presented in auction history,” said
“The Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event, now in its third year, is firmly established as the place to sell important road and race going Ferraris, and we are delighted to present this car at its Maranello birthplace,” he added.
0714TR was extensively campaigned in its day with significant finishes at the world’s most important racing events and is now being offered at auction for the first time. The car is resplendent in its period race-correct black livery and red nose.
The legendary s/n 0714TR is by far the most campaigned of the 250TR cliente series cars with a fascinating ownership and racing history, establishing its rarified place in the collector world as one of the most beautiful and valuable Ferraris ever offered in auction history.
All cars presented at the Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event will be certified by Ferrari Classiche.
For further information, please contact RM’s London Office on +44 (0) 207 293 6336 or visit www.rmauctions.com
*Current world record is held by RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB
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