Σε περίπου ένα μήνα θα διεξαχθεί το φετινό Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance στην Καλιφόρνια, εκεί όπου ανάμεσα σε πολλά αυτοκίνητα που θα δημοπρατηθούν, θα είναι και μια Ferrari 250 TR του 1957 η οποία αναμένεται να σπάσει όλα τα ρεκόρ σε ότι αφορά την τιμή που θα πιάσει.


Το 2009, μια μαύρη 250 TR του 1957 πουλήθηκε για 9.000.000 ευρώ με τους ανθρώπους της Gooding & Company, της εταιρίας που έχει αναλάβει την δημοπρασία, να δηλώνουν ότι η δική τους μια από τις 22 Ferrari 250 TR, αναμένεται να ξεπεράσει την τιμή της μαύρης αδερφής της.

Το αυτοκίνητο από το 1957 έχει αλλάξει μόλις 2 φορές χέρια, με τον σημερινό ιδιοκτήτη της να το έχει στην συλλογή του για περισσότερα από 40 χρόνια. Πρόσφατα αναπαλαιώθηκε και φόρεσε το σώμα και τον κινητήρα της TR του 1958.

Όπως και να έχει, στις 21 του Αυγούστου θα μάθουμε πόσα χρήματα έπιασε. Ως τότε δες εδώ όλα τα αυτοκίνητα που θα δημοπρατηθούν εκείνη την ημέρα.

[Πηγή: Gooding & Company]

Δελτίο Τύπου

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is delighted to announce that two legendary sports racing stars, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype and the 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car, will be presented at auction for the first time in history at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Auctions on August 20 & 21. Since its inception, the Pebble Beach Auction has welcomed significant and rare cars and now with these exciting additions, the star-studded 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions will once again be the world’s premier stage for the collector car market.

“Being in the presence of the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Prototype is a visceral and breathtaking experience unlike anything I’ve ever known,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “We will all witness a historic day when this incredible car – one of the greatest race cars of all time – crosses our stage in Pebble Beach this August.”

While it exists in a class of its own, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype joins an elite list of extraordinary competition Ferraris that have crossed the block at Gooding & Company’s auctions, including the record-breaking 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider that sold for $7.26 Million and the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod that sold for $6.105 Million last year.

The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype, Chassis 0666 TR started it all as the prototype and test-bed for the Testa Rossa line, which is arguably the most successful series of sports racing cars in history. Based on the 290MM, the prototype TR was assembled in 1957 featuring the classic V12 engine, de Dion rear axle and right-hand drive. The car debuted at the Nurburgring 1000kms where Masten Gregory and Olindo Morolli finished in 10th place. As a factory team car, 0666 TR practiced in Sweden and ran the GP of Sweden. After receiving pontoon-fender coachwork by Scaglietti, Ferrari campaigned the car in the Venezuelan Grand Prixand the 1000kms of Buenos Aires, where it placed an impressive 3rd and 2nd, respectively. It has been raced at all of the major events worldwide including Sebring, Nurburgring and Le Mans, as well as SCCA events. Restored to superb condition with its original, matching-numbers engine and 1958 NART livery, the wildly impressive historic racer has won two Best in Class trophies from Pebble Beach, a Platinum Award and the TR Cup at Cavallino, and it is one of only two factory Classiche-certified TRs in existence. With just two owners in 40 years, this car’s presentation at auction this August is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If this Testa Rossa sells next month, it will be the most valuable car ever sold at auction in the world.