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    ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST HISTORIC SPORTS RACING CARS

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
    Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

    Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR $28 MILLION

    One of the worlds most historic sports racing cars – the ex-Fangio ex works Ferrari 290 by Scaglietti – will come up at RM Sotheby’s in New York on December 10.  In the history of motor racing, it is hard to imagine two names with greater stature than Ferrari and Juan Manuel Fangio, the enigmatic five-time Formula One World Champion. To find a car which so closely connects these two great motor racing legends is the Holy Grail for car collectors and aficionados the world over.  This car was built for Fangio to compete in the 1956 Mille Miglia and it was first overall in the 1957 World Championship Buenos Aires 1,000 km.  It is fully documented and has never been crashed.

    Meanwhile Christie’s is to offer Steve McQueen’s Porsche at the Exceptional Sale in Paris on November 4 with an estimate of 250,000-350,000. This is the car used in the 1971 film Le Mans.  UPDATE: THE PORSCHE FAILED TO SELL.