Stunning Ferrari 290mm sells for $22 million
Today in front of a packed salesroom at the renowned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, RM Sotheby’s sold a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti, chassis no. 0628, for $22,005,000 (est. $22m/26m) after an extended bidding contest between three collectors.
Leading the company’s first auction at the recently redesigned Petersen Museum, the fully matching-numbers, Classiche-certified 290 MM was campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1956 and 1957 seasons, piloted by an amazing roster of factory team drivers including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Eugenio Castellotti and later, under private ownership, Sir Stirling Moss, in some of the most prestigious events the racing world has known.
In 2011, chassis no. 0628 underwent a full, concours-quality restoration by Ferrari Classiche to its 1957 12 Hours of Sebring configuration, the final race it entered as a Scuderia Ferrari Works car. Of the four 290 MMs built, three have survived, which made this a rare opportunity to own a two-seater sports racing barchetta from what can be considered Scuderia Ferrari’s golden era.
Source: Motorsport Newswire