1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $12 million

This 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa became the most expensive car ever sold at auction this past weekend, fetching even more than the record setting 1961 California Spyder that sold at Ferrari’s Legenda E Passione for almost $11 Million about this time last year. The 250 “red head” was produced from 1957 to 1958 and the Italian automaker produced the vehicle in limited numbers, 22 to be exact. When this black and red Ferrari crossed the R&M auction block wearing the numbers 124, the final bid stood at 9,020,000 Euro (about $12 Million).

According to the Managing Director of R&M Auctions Europe, Max Girardo, “the legendary 250 Testa Rossa was one of the most exciting motor cars ever to be presented in auction history." This particular prancing horse has the longest documented racing history of any Italian stallion and was driven by classic racing drivers like the American Formula One Champion Phil Hill, Englishman Peter Collins and even the 1961 German Sportsman of the Year, Wolfgang von Trips.


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What made this worth $12 million is the fact that there are only 22 units being sold in the market. One would even try to give up up to five of his collector’s car in exchange for Testa Rossa. The car is so beautiful, who would thought that it is real?

what a beautiful car

I hope the proceeds of this auction will also go for charity purposes.

12M id a deserved value for this car which was able to carve its name in racing history

What makes this car really a collectors item is that is very few number of production, very significant performance in the racing history and a very impressive design in its time.

Although this design was altered immediately after its production, this car remains to have that coveted chasis design and a controversial aerodynamic features

FYI: Named for the red valve covers, the original 250 TR had unorthodox bodywork by Scaglietti. The front fenders are visually separated from the central "nacelle" body, a design inspired Formula One racers, with air ducting across the front brakes and out through the open area behind the wheels, this model is often called the "Pontoon" TR.

Testa Rossa is a car you will never foget. This champion continues to inspire many and just to give further information. The car won many comparison tests and admirers - it was featured on the cover of Road & Track magazine nine times in just five years. The price of the Testarossa in the US was $181,000 in 1989, including a $2,700 "gas-guzzler" tax. The original selling price in the UK was £62,666

Testa Rossa is a car you will never foget. This champion continues to inspire many and just to give further information. The car won many comparison tests and admirers - it was featured on the cover of Road & Track magazine nine times in just five years. The price of the Testarossa in the US was $181,000 in 1989, including a $2,700 "gas-guzzler" tax. The original selling price in the UK was £62,666

This car is definitely a winner not only in the race track but also in the auction floor

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