Between 1957 and 1961, Ferrari produced just 34 Testa Rossa’s. Two years ago, one sold at an RM auction in Maranello, Italy for $12.4m. The 1957 example that David Gooding will offer in Pebble Beach next month, however, is unique: No.0666 is the very first prototype. Restored to the highest standard, it won first in class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. When it reaches the block at this year’s event, Gooding is anticipating it may become the most expensive car ever sold at auction.
Butch Denison, a Tacoma-based restoration expert, spent 18-months bringing the car up to show standards, maintaining the little signs of custom manufacture, like weld and hammer marks. “Everything about this car is a one-off,” he said. But will it set a new world record? David Gooding believes so. “And it’s not just because it’s my show,” he added. “This is just a really special car, and it deserves to do well on the block.”
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