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1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider fetches $6.5 million at auction

Bear with us for a couple of minutes and check out this extremely rare 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider, a classic supercar that will be an eye-catcher forever. This 625 TRC Spider was recently sold at RM Auction’s Monaco Sale for a mind-boggling $6.4 million. The model used to race in California during the ‘50s and was built in a limited edition of only 22 units.

The two-day weekend event in Monaco was the perfect occasion to sell such an exquisite and rare car. Developing no less than 320 HP, the car is genuinely one of the two ever built by Ferrari, being available with full documenting and certification of authenticity. It sports chassis number 0680 MDTR, the vehicle was at first bought by John von Neumann, fabled racing driver and Ferrari importer in America. It had belonged to him for over 30 years.

In terms of performance, this flawless Ferrari 625 TRC Spider packs a 3.0-liter V12 engine that delivers 320 HP (235 kW), along with a 4-speed manual gearbox, twin-choke carburetors and 4-wheel aluminum drum brakes equipped with upgraded carbon fiber brake-shoe liners.

On the occasion of the event, a high number of exquisite cars have been sold, the proceeds totaling $43 million – an 87% of all lost sold. Furthermore, it’s commonly known as a tradition for Ferrari to sell their cars at outstanding prices, the second most expensive car sold at the event being, you guessed it, a Ferrari – a 1966 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spyder by Carrozzeria Sports Cars, to be precise.

One of the 18 ever built, it also comes with genuine certification. The vehicle is commonly known as a Dino Ferrari 206 S and is quite famous for its 65-degree V6 engine, a unique type of engine in Ferrari’s history, conceived by Dino Ferrari before his passing away in June 1956. This one was sold for a bit over $3.2 million.

The next car was a Ferrari F1 racecar that used to be driven by Michael Schumacher during the 2000 World F1 Championship, which was sold for $1.03 million.

A total of 90 cars, 100 Ducati motorbikes and three boats have found new owners on the occasion of the fabled auction event. Among these, we also need to mention a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sports Cabriolet A, a 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 racecar and a 2007 Peugeot 908 V12 HDi FAP Le Mans car.

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By Richie Rich

Posted 21 May 2012 1:42 pm

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