xThe forthcoming Amelia Island auction event is promising highly collectable classics – among them being RM Sotheby’s 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Touring.
This extremely rare Ferrari is one of only 32 cars ever manufactured, and also one of 25 to get the Barchetta treatment. It was first owned and raced by future Scuderia Ferrari driver Eugenio Castellotti, and it’s estimated to go as high as $10 million during the sale. With chassis number 0058 M, this Prancing Horse was sold new on June 5, 1950 and then gifted to racing driver Eugenio Castelotti of Milan. As it changed hands, it grabbed in 1979 the Hans Tanner trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours.
It’s going to cross the auction block in pristine condition – with original V12 engine, gearbox, and other major mechanical elements. All of them, including the body, have been carefully restored – and the car has an authentication from the Ferrari Classiche department, as one of the purest examples in existence. RM Sotheby’s wants up to $10 million when the Amelia Island auction starts on March 11, 2017.