Ferraris consistently rank among the most valuable and sought-after vehicles on the classic car market, regularly fetching millions or even tens of millions of dollars at auction. Like this 750 Monza from 1955, for example, which is slated to cross the auction block in Monterey in a few weeks from now.
Chassis number 0510 M is a bit of a rarity even among 1950s racing Ferraris. Not only did it enjoy a decorated racing career, but came out the other end unscathed, remaining in the hands of its last driver for the past 60 years.
The Monza’s first race in 1955 was the 12 Hours of Sebring, where it was driven by Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby, initially winning the race before being stripped of its victory. It went on to win several others sports-car races across America, though, including the one at Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
That would be the first win in the long and distinguished career of Jim Hall, who made it all the way up to Formula One before making an even bigger impact designing cars for Chaparral. Hall got to keep the car after it was done racing.
He put it in storage for 40 years before undertaking a comprehensive restoration, touring prestigious events over the last 20 years. Now it’s going up for auction, with RM Sotheby’s expecting it to sell for between $4 and 5.5 million. It’s just one of the many notable vehicles set to cross the auction block at Pebble Beach this year, and you can check it out in the images below, captured by Darin Schnabel for RM Sotheby’s.