The RM Auctions’ event in Arizona on January 20th-21st is already featuring an impressive line up of rare and exotic vehicles, including a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Dayton Spyder previously owned by Mr. October himself, Reggie Jackson.
Recently, another rare bird – or shall we say, Prancing Horse – was added to the list of cars to be auctioned in Arizona and this one is by no means less rare and exotic as the 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder.
This car is a race-bred, chassis number 0024 M, 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, one of only 25 models in existence that features the “Barchetta” coachwork from Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. Asking price for the car is estimated around $1.9 - $2.4 million, which just goes to show how important this car is to the esteemed and well-documented racing history of the Prancing Horse.
Making its debut at the 1950 Mar de Plata in Argentina, the car shocked the racing world by winning the very first race it participated in. In 2004, the car was subjected to a complete and total restoration project to the look that it has now.
For around $2 million, you can own a piece of Ferrari racing history in January. If you’re interested in this particular gem, better start saving up as soon as you can.
Photo credit: Hugh Hamilton courtesy of RM Auctions
Press Release after the jump.