The 1958 Ferrari 250 “Pontoon Fender” Testa Rossa
This February, a select few individuals will have the unprecedented opportunity to acquire one of Ferrari’s most iconic and revered models, celebrated for its unparalleled beauty and legendary racing history.
BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA – January 10, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa stands as an unrivaled masterpiece in design, a symphony of sculpture, technology, and movement, manifesting as an automobile in its ultimate form. The iconic Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa reigns as one of the most beautiful creations the industry has ever seen.
“I have always believed that the 250 Testa Rossa should be the most desirable automobile in the world, especially in the context of Ferrari. When compared to the most revered prancing horse model, the 250 GTO, the TR far outpaces the GTO’s competition record. It revolutionized the World Sportscar Championship and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans an unprecedented four times; it is also much rarer in terms of the total number of cars produced. Its rarity, open-top experience, and iconic ‘pontoon fender’ design, present in only 19 cars, elevate it to the level of Michelangelo and Bernini’s art. No world-class collection is complete without the masterpiece that is the Ferrari 250 TR, the epitome of rolling art. These opportunities rarely come up, and it is fittingly offered through Sotheby’s Sealed, our most exclusive acquisition method,” says Shelby Myers, Global Head of Private Sales at RM Sotheby’s.
This particular 250 Testa Rossa, chassis no. 0738 TR, is one of only 19 special examples bodied by the renowned Italian coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti. With nearly 20 period races and four overall victories, 0738 TR was active in competition for over a decade. In recent years, it has benefited from a full restoration at Ferrari Classiche, where it was granted full Red Book Certification, and is one of few TRs retaining its matching engine and gearbox.
With a valuation between $34,000,000 and $38,000,000, this automobile is surely destined for the world’s most distinguished collections. To ensure discretion and confidentiality, we are hosting this exclusive event through Sotheby’s Sealed, allowing clients to bid competitively in a private setting.
The auction will take place 21-23 February via Sotheby’s Sealed.
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