The description from auction house RM Sotheby’s in Monterey, USA, states that this is a Ferrari with chassis number 0406MD, the second Ferrari to be built and assembled in March 1954.
Only 13 Spyders and two Berlinettas were completed by Pinin Farina in the first series before Scaglietti took over body production. Appreciated by enthusiasts today for its historical significance, glorious aesthetics and spirited performance, the 500 Mondial is a highly sought-after collector’s item eligible for major classic car events, right up to its position at the center of the auction house’s prestigious collection around the world. justifies the
The car also has a racing history: Franco Cortez drove the 0406 MD in the Coppa della Toscana in 1954 – Cortez was also a long-time owner of the car.
Beginning in the late 1950s, the extremely rare Ferrari changed hands several times before succumbing to an accident with severe fire damage in the mid-1960s.