1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti profile
Tim Scott ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari’s sports-prototype racing cars are among the most legendary in motorsport history, as they epitomize the desire, passion and mechanical brilliance that the Maranello team could bring to bear on the track.

Most significantly, each and every design had Enzo’s personal handprint upon them.

For the past 12 years, chassis number 0626 has been regularly maintained, benefiting from a recent engine rebuild. The provision of a removable passenger screen has also allowed her to comfortably compete in the Mille Miglia Storica, and she has run at various historic events and has been displayed at the Goodwood Revival Meeting and the remarkable inaugural Windsor Concours of Elegance.

The owner had the car Ferrari Classiche certified to further confirm its stunning originality.

Steve Ahlgrim

SCM Contributing Editor

Steve taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. He has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL.

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