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Dubbed ‘The Best Ferrari Ever Built’ to go under the hammer in Monterey August 18-20

The 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti that was once piloted by Carroll Shelby will cross the block at RM Sotheby's August 18-20 Monterey sale.

RM Sotheby's - RM Sotheby’s will feature the car Carroll Shelby once drove that Ferrari considered "the best Ferrari ever built." 

The Monterey sale will take place August 18-20 in Monterey, California at the Monterey Conference Center.

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

A look at the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

  • One of the most significant purpose-built Ferrari “big block” sports‑racing prototypes from the 1950s
  • One of just two factory-campaigned 410 Sports equipped with a 24‑spark plug 4.9‑liter V‑12
  • Scuderia Ferrari team car driven by Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1956 1000 KM Buenos Aires
  • Piloted by Carroll Shelby during his landmark 1956 and 1957 seasons when driving for the renowned Southern California‑based team principal John Edgar
  • Carroll Shelby won more races as a driver in 0598 CM than any other car in his racing career, with 8 wins and 10 podium finishes
  • Also raced in-period by legendary drivers Phil Hill, Eugenio Castellotti, Masten Gregory, Richie Ginther, Joakim Bonnier, Bruce Kessler, Jim Rathmann, and Chuck Daigh
  • Among the most successful of all even-numbered sports‑racing Ferraris, entering nearly 40 races in-period with 11 victories and 19 total podium finishes from 1956–1958
  • Remains a highly original example retaining the matching-numbers engine, chassis, and body
  • One of a select few Ferrari models with coachwork both designed and built by Sergio Scaglietti
  • Fitted with original fuel tank inscribed by Shelby, “Mr. Ferrari told me that this was the best Ferrari he ever built.”
  • Accompanied by the first (1956) and last (1958) trophies won by Shelby driving 0598 CM, along with the original 1957 Nassau racing license plate
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