The sale featured an extended bidding contest among three collectors for the fully matching-numbers, Classiche-certified 290 MM that was campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1956 and 1957 seasons. The car was piloted in period by an amazing roster of factory team drivers including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Eugenio Castellotti and later, under private ownership, Sir Stirling Moss, in some of the world’s most prestigious racing events. Of the four 290 MMs built, this car is one of three surviving examples.
Los Angeles, CA — Among the sales results released by RM Sotheby’s for its auction Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Petersen Automotive Museum was news that a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti (chassis no. 0628) achieved $22 million to become one of the top 10 most valuable cars ever sold at auction.
Additional highlights among all results:
• 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone: $2.205 million
• 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder: $1.534 million
• 2015 McLaren P1: $1.435 million
• 1976 Porsche 935 Gr. 5 Turbo by Kremer: $173,600
• 1989 Ferrari F40: $1.545 million