Priceless Ex-Fangio Ferrari 410 Sport – one of only two made!
One of only two Scaglietti-bodied 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spyders made (Chassis No.0598 CM) is currently available for sale via leading international historic competition car dealer Duncan Hamilton & Co Ltd. It is valued at circa £3 million.
The 410s were the ultimate racers of their time, both visually and technically. Originally built for the then cancelled 1955 Carrera Panamericana, their only works appearance was in the Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometres of the following year, where chassis 0598 CM was piloted by non other than Juan Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Catellotti. The rapid 380bhp red cars with their special 24-plug V12 engines were hitting a top speed of over 300 kph, but eventually succumbed to axle problems.
O598 CM was then sold to John Edgar of the USA, in whose care it achieved notable success at the hands of such motor racing legends as Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill, Richie Ginther and Masten Gregory – the car was virtually unbeatable throughout 1956 and 1957.
Said Adrian Hamilton, "Following its glory days on the track, 0598 CM has been hidden away in a secret Swiss collection and now represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for collectors the world over. Cars of this provenance and pedigree come to the market once in a blue moon and we are delighted to be handling the sale."
Further details of the 410 Sport are available from Adrian Hamilton at www.duncanhamilton.comPublished 8 December 2004