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Offline brolex

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Expected to Break Auction Record

Gooding & Company announced that the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype (s/n 0666 TR) and the 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car (s/n CSX2129) will be offered at auction at their upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions on August 20-21, 2011.

“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.”

The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype, Chassis 0666 TR started it all as the prototype and test-bed for the Testa Rossa line. 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 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. Gooding & Company estimates that the Testa Rossa will break the all-time auction record of $12,402,500, currently held by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 0714TR sold by RM Auctions in 2009.









 
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Offline TheHobbit

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Re: Sex on wheels: 1957 Fellali serial number 666 sold for RM50 million
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 04:37:53 PM »
Might be purchase by a 'carrot top' bbc radio personality.

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Re: Sex on wheels: 1957 Fellali serial number 666 sold for RM50 million
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 05:55:52 AM »
anyone want share to buy it, maybe i could only afford a screw ... :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Sex on wheels: 1957 Fellali serial number 666 sold for RM50 million
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 06:27:25 AM »
anyone want share to buy it, maybe i could only afford a screw ... :Laughing_on_floor:

well played *golf claps*  ;D
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Re: Sex on wheels: 1957 Fellali serial number 666 sold for RM50 million
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 05:40:57 PM »
Wow, can buy Bugati Veyron or not for this same price?????
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Re: Sex on wheels: 1957 Fellali serial number 666 sold for RM50 million
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 09:51:00 AM »
Nice classis Ferrari... Well care...   :Cheers: