Ferrari racing greats to go under the hammer in Monaco

| 4 Apr 2012

This 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider is one of a host of exotic – and pricey – prancing horse racers already lined up for RM Auctions' big continental outing at Monaco from 11-12 May.

So far RM has consigned 22 Ferraris covering nearly 60 years of production.

The 375MM was delivered new to Argentina where it was much campaigned and has remained a prominent car, now wearing an estimate of €3.3-4.2 million.

Even at that lofty price it could pale in comparison to the 1957 625 TRC Scaglietti Spider, one of only two factory built cars and piloted by Richie Ginther among others.

Also likely to fly high is a Classiche-certificated 1966 206 Dino Spider (estimate €2.2-2.8 million). The ex-Maranello Concessionaires racer was driven in the RAC TT at Oulton Park by Mike Parkes and then by Attwood and Piper and Parkes again before being sold on to Sweden.

Other Ferraris so far consigned include:

A 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider 'Tuboscocca', chassis 0192 ET, one of the 12 Vignale Spiders produced (€1.8-2.2 million).

A one owner from new 2006 Ferrari FXX, chassis 145766, always kept at the Ferrari factory’s Corse Clienti Department (€1.3-1.7 million).

One of about eight F40 prototypes and one of seven cars upgraded to F40 GT spec (€700-900,000).

A 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa, chassis 0391 GT (€520-580,000) and 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE, chassis 4093GT, (€130-160,000).

An early 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupé, chassis 015 S, one of just 38 Inters produced from 1948 through 1951 and the 1949 Geneva Motor Show and Villa d’Este participant (€395-480,000).

A 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with just 8000km on the clock (€80-110,000) and an ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari F1 car from the 2000 season (€680-850,000)

"It was only recently that we announced a wonderful collection of racing cars for the Monaco sale, with a particularly superb collection of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo competition cars among them," said Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe.

"Today we have the privilege of further enhancing this amazing auction with the consignment of a magnificent series of additional Ferrari competition cars, which individually represent some of the rarest and most desirable examples from the Maranello Company’s illustrious racing history."