Monday, January 2, 2017

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider by Scaglietti

In 1955 a new engineering team was formed by Ferrari for 1956. These highly skilled men soon came up with a new two-litre sports racing car: the 500 TR. This was the first Ferrari designated with the new name 'Testa Rossa'. The four-cylinder-engined type 500 TR was introduced in 1956 and was the successor to the 500 Mondial.
19 cars were produced. Less than twelve months after its introduction the 500 TRC was replaced by the 12-cylinder 250 Testa Rossa, which was produced in greater numbers. As the last four-cylinder sports racing car, the 500 TRC truly marked the end of an era at Ferrari.
This car was the 6th of 19 total cars. Chassis no. 0670 MDTR was sold new by the factory on 4 April, 1957. Since it was built, it has been owned by a succession of enthusiasts, the first two of which actively raced the car before the third owner and his family owned and maintained the car from 1966 to 1997 – more than three decades. The car sold for €2,800,000 in 2011.