E Point Perfect – Interesting and beneficial content

Dubbed ‘The Best Ferrari Ever Built’ to go under the hammer in Monterey August 18-20


RM Sotheby’s – RM Sotheby’s will feature the car Carroll Shelby once drove that Ferrari considered “the best Ferrari ever built.” 

The Monterey sale will take place August 18-20 in Monterey, California at the Monterey Conference Center.

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

A look at the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

  • One of the most significant purpose-built Ferrari “big block” sports‑racing prototypes from the 1950s
  • One of just two factory-campaigned 410 Sports equipped with a 24‑spark plug 4.9‑liter V‑12
  • Scuderia Ferrari team car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1956 1000 KM Buenos Aires
  • Piloted by Carroll Shelby during his landmark 1956 and 1957 seasons when driving for the renowned Southern California‑based team principal John Edgar
  • Carroll Shelby won more races as a driver in 0598 CM than any other car in his racing career, with 8 wins and 10 podium finishes
  • Also raced in-period by legendary drivers Phil Hill, Eugenio Castellotti, Masten Gregory, Richie Ginther, Joakim Bonnier, Bruce Kessler, Jim Rathmann, and Chuck Daigh
  • Among the most successful of all even-numbered sports‑racing Ferraris, entering nearly 40 races in-period with 11 victories and 19 total podium finishes from 1956–1958
  • Remains a highly original example retaining the matching-numbers engine, chassis, and body
  • One of a select few Ferrari models with coachwork both designed and built by Sergio Scaglietti
  • Fitted with original fuel tank inscribed by Shelby, “Mr. Ferrari told me that this was the best Ferrari he ever built.”
  • Accompanied by the first (1956) and last (1958) trophies won by Shelby driving 0598 CM, along with the original 1957 Nassau racing license plate


Source link

Related posts

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival announces Sportscar Vintage Racing Association will sanction racing competition at the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend in 2022

Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1959 Austin Healey

Old Cars Out and About: 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne

Two fall rallies – on September 24 and October 15 – scheduled through the Catskill Mountains in New York

UPDATE: Virginia House bill to repeal internal combustion engine ban

Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1959 Ford Thunderbird Special