Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold by Eric Heerema for 39,55 million USD
Ferrari historian Marcel Massini described the prototype as ‘one of the top five Ferraris on the planet’.
The Ferrari 250 has been produced between 1953 and 1964 and it was eventually replaced by the 275 and by the 300. The Testa Rossa was one of the most successful Ferrari racing cars in history, winning four times at Sebring, three times at the Le Mans and two times a Buenos Aires.
The model sold was the second prototype and factory team car for two seasons with Ferrari, when then made a further 19 customer cars.
Chassis 0704, it was designed by legendary Ferrari pioneer Sergio Scaglietti and was one of his favourite models up until his death aged 91.
The HAGI index, which tracks the Classic Car market, estimates the classic Ferrari market has increased fourfold over the past decade.