250 Testa Rossa

250 Testa Rossa

The Ferrari Testa Rossa has the distinction of being the most valuable car ever to be publicly sold at $16.4 million, there were only 19 made in 1957-58. Not only were the Testa Rossas hugely successful in competition, the early pontoon-fender versions are widely considered to be the most beautiful, radically styled automobiles ever to race. It is no wonder that Sergio Scaglietti considered the design to be his finest work for Ferrari. Given their hand-built nature and varied applications, no two examples are the same, each bearing its own character and unique details.

Testa Rossa is Italian for “red head,” referring to the red crackle camshaft covers on the 300 horsepower Colombo V12 engine.

The 0666 TR is the First 250 Testa Rossa built.
In 2011 at the Monterey auction, it won the honored title of being the most expensive car ever sold at auction. $16.4 million

This 1957 Ferrari 250 TR got bumped off the number one spot by it's predecessor. It sold for $12.2 million at RM’s Leggenda e Passione event in Maranello, Italy.
The stallion logo was WWI flying ace Francesco Baracca's airplane emblem
In 1985 a Ferrari 250 Le Mans <i>brochure</i> sold for $1,800 a world record
The Red was assigned to Italian cars competing in the Grand Prix by the IAF
The yellow in the shield background represents Modeno, Enzo's birthplace
SF below the stallion logo means Scuderia Ferrari or Ferrari Racing Stables
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