Ferrari has always been famous for a fast and powerful sports car, equipped with large twelve – and eight-cylinder engines, and V-shaped “six”. But it was in the brand’s history and other motors. The historic Ferrari 625 Targa Florio 1953 issue under the hood a 2.5-liter inline “four” with a capacity of 223 horsepower — originally this motor was developed for race car Formula-2, which was supposed to be the legendary Alberto Ascari. And he still won two Championships in a row.
On the same racing chassis was ordered for the coupe, which was built by the Bureau Vignale. Enzo Ferrari design I liked and the car was rebuilt in the Roadster, and the workshops Scaglietti gave the exterior a finished appearance. The car started in the Grand Prix of Monza and the Coppo d’oro del Dolomiti. Played on it Mike hawthorn – the first British world champion in Formula 1, and Humberto Maggioli – winner of the Carrera Panamericana in 1954.
After racing career, the car passed through the hands of several private owners in Italy and South America. But then its trace was lost, until ten years later, he was discovered in a landfill in Naples in 1974. Sports car fully restored, then he was involved in many different activities. And now Ferrari 625 Targa Florio for sale — the auction will take place in Monaco on 11 may.
It is expected that the final price will be from 4,5 to 6,5 million euros. Quite inexpensive for the historical car Ferrari – the only one of the three collected, extant.
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