1952 Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta ‘Tuboscocca’ by Vignale
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Elkhart, Indiana | May 1-2, 2020
Well if you’re wondering what the biggest dollar car from RM’s Elkhart Collection sale is, you’re looking at it. Selling at no reserve, this car is one of just 21 examples of the 225 S produced by Ferrari in 1952.
The 225 S could be had with two different chassis types: a spaceframe or a tubular semi-monocoque, aka the Tuboscocca. This car has the latter and is one of just four Berlinettas produced on that chassis (of 12 total Tuboscocca cars). It is the fifth of the 21 cars produced, and power is from a 210 horsepower, 2.7-liter V12.
Because the Tuboscocca was a competition-geared chassis, it’s no surprise that this car has some racing history, including:
- 1952 Mille Miglia – 10th, 2nd in class (with Franco Bordoni-Bisleri and a Mr. Geronimo)
- 1952 12 Hours of Casablanca – 2nd (with Jean Lucas and Jacques Peron)
There were some other successes before the car was repaired by Ferrari and sold to an SCCA privateer in Ohio through Luigi Chinetti Motors. The current owner purchased it in 2012 and has used it extensively in historic events. You can see more about the car here and see more from this sale here.