Ferrari ‘Pontoon-Fender’ Testa Rossa to break world auction record
When it comes to auctions, Ferrari’s 250 series of cars have turned out to be the record breakers. Now, an iconic 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa (chassis no. 0714TR) is being expected to set a new world record for a vintage motor car sold at auction at RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s. This Scaglietti-designed Ferrari “Pontoon-fender” Testarossa was in production from 1957 to 1958 and only 22 examples were made. It also has the honor of being one of the most desirable and competitive racing Ferraris ever built. The roadster also has a significant ownership history. It was first delivered to racing driver and future coach builder Piero Drogo in Modena, Italy in December 1957. The car was further sold by American Ferrari agent Luigi Chinetti to Texas rancher and entrepreneur Alan Connell, who made many wins on the 1959 North American racing circuit. The legendary car has been campaigned at the world’s most important racing events and is now up for auction for the first time. Well, the second most expensive car ever sold at auction is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, which went for £5.4 million. So, there are more than enough reasons for the Ferrari “Pontoon-fender” Testarossa to set the new world record.