Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype To Fetch Record Price at Pebble Beach
The right-hand-drive Testa Rossa Prototype is adorned with pontoon-fender coachwork by Scaglietti and has been described as "wild with Italian flair." It is equipped with its original V12 and comes with a spare engine. It also has a vintage racing record and well-documented ownership, having only changed hands twice in 40 years, according to the auction house. Of course, it is red, right down to the engine cam cover.
But this is not the only “rare jewel” that will be auctioned by Gooding & Co at Pebble Beach, as previous auction editions have revealed many rare machines. Among them was a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic sold for about $30 at last year edition, bypassing the $12.2 million record for a 1957 Ferrari 250 testa Rosa sold in 2009. The Ferrari 250 is actually one of the main names in the records, with another example, a 250 GTO, selling for a record $28.7 million. Earning this way the title for the most expensive Ferrari 250 sold at auction. Taking to consideration that the previous record-setter was a production model, the original prototype should command an additional premium.
"Being in the presence of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Prototype is a visceral and breathtaking experience unlike anything I’ve ever known.We will all witness a historic day when this incredible car which is one of the greatest race cars of all time will cross our stage in Pebble Beach this August."said David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company.