1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider by Scaglietti
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Monterey, California | August 19-20, 2022
The Ferrari Monza was a series of sports racing cars from the early 1950s. Unlike the V12 Testa Rossas, the Monzas were powered by Lampredi four-cylinder engines. The Monzas started with 1953’s 625 TF and included the 500 Mondial and 750 Monza.
In 1956, Ferrari entered the 500 TR, which replaced the Mondial, in World Sportscar Championship races. The following year, that car was upgraded to be the 500 TRC, which was powered by an upgraded 2.0-liter inline-four good for 190 horsepower and 153 mph.
Only 19 examples were built, with this (0706 MDTR) one being #18. Its competition history includes:
- 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans – 29th, DNF (with Francois Picard and Richie Ginther)
- 1958 12 Hours of Sebring – 44th, DNF (with Gaston Andrey, Bill Lloyd, and Dan Gurney)
Later, the car was powered by a 289 Ford V8 before being reunited with its factory engine. No pre-sale estimate is provided, but you can read more about it here.