1956 Ferrari 290 MM / 0626 Chassis Information

Designer: Scaglietti
Chassis Num: 0626
Sold for $28,050,000 at 2015 RM Sothebys.
After losing out to Mercedes-Benz in the 1955 World Sportscar Championship, Ferrari recognized that it needed a more powerful car for 1956 and, at the suggestion of engineer Vittorio Jano, returned to its tried-and-trusted 320 horsepower, 3490cc V12 engine to power his new sports car. Driving solo, Juan Manuel Fangio piloted this car to 4th place in the 1956 Mille Miglia, one of the wettest on record. Then Phil Hill, Ken Wharton, Olivier Gendebien, and the Marquis de Portago took 3rd overall in the Nurburgring 1000 km. When Wolfgang (Taffy) von Trips and Peter Collins finished 2nd with it at the 1956 Swedish GP at Krisianstad, the Championship was back with Ferrari. In the spring of 1957, the car was sold to American team owner Temple Buell, and it was raced until 1964 by Masten Gregory, Jo Bonnier, Paul O'Shea, and Manfredo Lippman. The car was never crashed and is one of the most valuable cars in the world.

Chassis# 0626

2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption
Pre-Auction Estimates :$28,000,000-$32,000,000 
Sale Price : $28,050,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 0626
Sold for $28,050,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption

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