Rare Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Expected to Shatter Records at RM Auction
Ferraris: expensive. Rare Ferraris: more expensive. Race-winning iconic classic Ferraris: record-breakingly expensive. What you see here definitely falls into the latter category, a rare 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, complete with Scaglietti pontoon-fendered bodywork and an extensive race history. Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien drove this car to victory at Le Mans in 1958, one of ten significant race victories this TR amassed in the 19 races it started between 1958 and 1961.
The250 TR is one of the most instantly recognizable cars in Ferrari's history. Ralph Lauren owns two. This example, chassis #0714TR, is painted in stunning black with a red nose and matching red leather seats, and looks poised to shatter the $10.89 million record set last year by a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder when it goes on the block at RM Auction's annual Leggenda e Passione event at the Ferrari factory in Maranello this coming May.
Gallery: 1957 Ferrari 250 TR #0714TR