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On The Lighter Side: Most Expensive Auction At Monterey 2022 Is 1955 Ferrari Selling For $22M

Written by Chris Bruce, Motor1


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Carroll Shelby won more races in this specific car than any other he drove.

In addition to the car shows and vehicle debuts, the auctions are a major part of the draw to Monterey Car Week. All the sales are now over, and a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti is the highest-selling lot this year. The hammer fell at $22,005,000.


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As the sale price suggests, this is a very special Ferrari. Carroll Shelby won more races in this car than any other vehicle in his driving career. He tallied eight victories and 10 podiums in this 410 Sport Spider.


For an even closer Shelby connection, the auction includes the trophy from his first win in the car in 1956 and his final victory in 1958. The original 1957 Nassau racing license plate comes with the machine, too.


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Ferrari originally built this car as one of two special vehicles to compete in the 1955 Carrera Panamericana. Sergio Scaglietti designed the body and also formed the panels. Power came from a 4.9-liter V12, which was the largest engine...

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