You Should Sell Everything And Buy Fangio’s Ferrari
Photography by Tim Scott provided by RM Sotheby’s; historic photography copyright Alexis Callier Collection
If this car could talk, it’d fill your evenings with stories on how Juan Manuel Fangio and Phil Hill had different driving styles, or maybe how it’d finished first—ahead of Stirling Moss driving for Maserati—in the 1957 Buenos Aires 1000 km. This car is, by the way, a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, chassis #0626.
Originally built for Fangio as his entry in the 1956 Mille Miglia, the pair finished fourth, and the car was later used as a works entry until being sold to Temple Buell, who kept entering the car in events around the world—while fielding some of the world’s finest drivers in the process.
With its original, numbers-matching 3.5-litre V12 engine under the hood, its original chassis, gearbox, and body, it’s arguably the finest example of the four such cars Ferrari made. It’s Ferrari Classiche certified, too, and will be one of the headliners at RM Sotheby’s Driven By Disruption sale in December.