Rare Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa set for Monterey Auto Week auction

James Raia

Rare Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa set for Monterey Auto Week auction 1A rare 1958 Ferrari 250 ‘Pontoon Fender’ Testa Rossa (serial #0738 TR) will be presented at RM Auctions’ 25th anniversary Sports & Classics of Monterey event in August, making it the most significant and valuable motor car ever offered during Monterey’s famed collector car auction week.Considered one of the most highly-sought-after and iconic of all Ferrari racing cars, the beautiful and unmistakable Scaglietti-designed ‘Pontoon Fender’ 250 Testa Rossa was produced from 1957 to 1958 during which only 21 were constructed, including the 0738 TR.

Delivered new to Brazilian Jean-Louis Lacerda Soares, 0738 TR was raced for several seasons in South America under the Esquardari Largatixa banner where it recorded a number of successful finishes.

Rare Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa set for Monterey Auto Week auction 2
For the past 14 years, the Ferrari 0738 TR has been campaigned in its yellow and green Brazilian racing colors, recording numerous wins and podium finishes at the world’s most prestigious historic racing events.

Continuing RM’s global leadership in the presentation of historic Ferraris at auction – holding seven of the top 10 all-time auction records for the marque – 0738 TR is joined by no less than 22 other exceptional vintage Ferraris in Monterey.

Notable entries include: a highly-desirable, covered headlamp 1959 Ferrari LWB California Spyder, s/n 1489 GT, (Est. $2,750,000 – $3,250,000) delivered new to Prince Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia; a rare 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica, s/n 1323 SA, (Est. $1,600,000 – $2,200,000) one of only 12 Series III Superamericas built; a fully-restored 1957 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Spyder Series I, s/n 0979 GT, (Est. $1,600,000 – $1,900,000); and a stunning, multi-award-winning 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast, s/n 8565 (Est. $800,000 – $1,000,000).

For a full list of auction offerings, visit: rmauctions.com or call +1 519 352 4575. Absentee and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live online at rmauctions.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.

Content source: rmauctions.com.

Article Last Updated: June 10, 2010.

1 thought on “Rare Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa set for Monterey Auto Week auction”

  1. Great story. Important to cover the masterpieces. Typically, there's function. Sometimes, there's excellence. It's when the two merge, that examples are set, and true learning begins.


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