When it comes to classic masterpieces, the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa stands in a league of its own. As the renowned auction house, RM Sotheby’s prepares to unveil this iconic beauty to enthusiasts and collectors alike. With four World Championships and Le Mans victories from 1958 to 1962, this Testa Rossa is a cornerstone model in the world’s premier automotive collections.
Crafted by the esteemed Italian coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti, chassis no. 0738 TR boasts a rich racing history with nearly 20 period races, securing its place as one of Ferrari’s most successful sports racing cars. The ‘Pontoon Fendered’ design, finished in Ferrari’s trademark Rosso Corsa, comes with a white racing gumball displaying the number 81. This 250 Testa Rossa is a visual masterpiece that captivates onlookers. Restored to perfection by Ferrari Classiche in 2013, it remains a testament to the brand’s commitment to preserving its racing heritage.
Inside the two-seater, you’re greeted by tan leather upholstery and a wood-rimmed, three-spoke steering wheel, exuding classic luxury. The attention to detail in the interior reflects the era’s racing spirit, making every drive a nostalgic journey through time.
Powering this classic beauty is a 3.0-liter Tipo 128 Colombo V-12 engine, delivering 300 horsepower and a top speed of 168 mph in its prime. What sets this Testa Rossa apart is its rarity in retaining the original engine and gearbox.
RM Sotheby’s Sealed presents chassis no. 0738 TR to enthusiasts in Detroit, Michigan, on February 21st. The auction, set to close two days later, offers a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Ferrari history. Anticipating strong interest, Sotheby’s estimates the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could command a price tag between $34 million and $38 million. For more information, please visit the RM Sotheby’s website.