Traditional Ferraris are among the most sought-after vehicles amongst collectors. When vehicles just like the 250 GT Berlinetta or 288 GTO roll onto the stage, you anticipate bidding to succeed in seven figures.
Equally, when an ultra-rare 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Collection I used to be supplied at RM Sotheby’s Monterey public sale this yr, it offered for $1.87 million. What’s stunning, although, is that it might want greater than only a buff to get it again on the street.
This mangled heap of metallic that’s slowly rusting away has plenty of historical past and provenance. That is the second Mondial constructed (chassis no. 0406 MD) out of 13 examples accomplished in Pinin Farina spider coachwork. it raced in 1954 and even made an look on the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Imola GP.
The automobile is obtainable with a 3.0-liter Tipo 119 Lampredi inline-4 engine whereas retaining a mathing-numbers gearbox. It’s documented with copies of manufacturing facility construct sheets and homologation papers.
Supply: RM Sotheby’s