June 30, 2006
RM Auctions to offer famous Ferrari racing car
Blenheim, Ontario – RM Auctions has announced that it will present the 1958 Ferrari 412 S race car at the 2006 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction on August 19 in Monterey, California. The vehicle is expected to break the previous record of US$6.5 million paid for a 1962 Ferrari Testa Rossa 330 TRI/LM sold at the same event in 2002.
The 1958 Ferrari, with chassis number 0744 and coachwork originally by Scaglietti, was built specifically to challenge American racers on the North American SCCA circuit. It was driven by Phil Hill, Richie Ginther, Skip Hudson, Fred Knoop and Steve Earle, who used it to promote the first Monterey Historic Races in 1973.
The auction will also feature a 1964 Lincoln Continental limousine built for Pope Paul VI, and a 1948 Tucker.