1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti Heading To Auction


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This amazing 1956 Ferrari 290 MM bearing chassis 0626 was specifically built by the Ferrari factory for the five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio to compete in the 1956 Mille Miglia.

“It’s hard to know where to start when describing just how important this 290 MM is,” says Peter Wallman, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “Driven by the greatest drivers of the 1950s and built for possibly THE greatest driver in history, this is a car with which Enzo Ferrari was personally involved and is a fundamental part of Ferrari folklore. Its originality, coupled with its extraordinary provenance and history, which are truly second to none, can only lead you to conclude that it is one of the most desirable and valuable cars that will ever come to the open market.”

It is powered by a 320 bhp, 3,490 cc SOHC 60-degree Type 130 dry-sump V-12 engine with triple Weber twin-choke 46 DCF3 carburetors and twin spark-plug ignition with quad Magneti-Marelli distributors, four-speed manual transmission. Impressive, huh? Expected to fetch $28,000,000 – $32,000,000 the car is gonna be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Dec. 10 event in New York City, “Driven by Disruption,” sale. This beauty is now on display in the lobby of Sotheby’s Manhattan headquarters.
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[ RM Sotheby’s ]


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