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1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder to be auctioned at RM Auctions at Monterey

August 9, 2011

This is not really a cool find, it’s more of an utterly exquisite and impeccable find. It’s a Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder built by Ferrari coach builder, Scaglietti, and it’s going up for auction at the upcoming RM Auctions, Monterey event.

The Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder is one of only 35 in the world. It was the actual Ferrari on display at the 1955 Brussels Motor Show in the Ferrari stand too, and was raced in a number of early American races.

It features a 3.0-litre four-cylinder engine using twin 58mm Weber carburetors belching out around 154kW (260hp), not bad for a car of 1955. Some of that power is thanks to a double overhead camshaft-equipped head – a very advanced technology in its day.

The Ferrari 750 Monza also features a five-speed manual transmission, fully independent front suspension with double wishbones, a de Dion rear axle and suspension layout, and four wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

On top of these unique features, this Ferrari 750 Monza has also undergone a full two-year restoration, so everything is in perfect condition as if it was just driven out of the showroom.

Because of the car’s history, and simply because it’s a rare and supremely exotic old Ferrari, RM Auctions expects the one of 35 Ferrari to fetch between US$2,500,000-$3,250,000. It will go under the hammer next Saturday on August 20.

For more information on the rare Ferrari, including full details on the car’s interesting history, head over to the RM Auctions website.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.