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The ‘Best Ferrari’ Ever Could Be Worth $30 Million

The 'Best Ferrari' Ever Could Be Worth $30 Million

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Before Carroll defeated Shelby Ferrari with Ford as the team owner at Le Mans, he won many races with Ferraris.

And the “best” he’s ever ridden will be up for auction this summer.

Scaglietti’s 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider will be on offer at the RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California, this August, and Shelby isn’t the only well-known name to impress with the open-top car.

The classic red car was also driven by Formula 1 great Juan Manuel Fangio at the 1000km race in Buenos Aires in 1956 and a roster of drivers including American greats Phil Hill and Richie Ginther.

The 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport was driven by Carroll Shelby during the 1956 through 1958 seasons.
(RM Sotheby’s)

Shelby had the most success in 1956-1958, accounting for eight of his 11 total race wins, which was the most races he ever won in a single car during his career.

Juan Manuel Fangio and Phill Hill also drove the car.

Juan Manuel Fangio and Phill Hill also drove the car.
(RM Sotheby’s)

The fully restored car remains largely original, including chassis, body and 24 spark 4.9-litre V12.

Shelby drew the fuel tank and wrote that Mr. Ferrari called it the best Ferrari ever.

Shelby drew the fuel tank and wrote that Mr. Ferrari called it the best Ferrari ever.
(RM Sotheby’s)

The fuel tank also bears Shelby’s lettering and the message “Mr. Ferrari told me this is the best Ferrari he’s ever built.”

Shelby won by car in Palm Springs in 1956.

Shelby won by car in Palm Springs in 1956.
(Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

It is one of only 410 Sports Ferrari factory campaigned out of four built and has an estimated pre-auction value of $25-$30 million.

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Even at the high price, it wouldn’t be enough for the most expensive Ferrari ever to be auctioned publicly, standing on the $48.4 million paid in 2018 for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, while a 1963 250 GTO is reportedly the same year it was sold privately for $70 million.