1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

Spider4-cyl. 1985cc/180hp 2 Weber Carbs

North America
Drivers Club


Sold August 19, 2022

Hagerty expert commentary
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RHD. 1,985/180hp twin cam four, 4-speed, silver painted Borrani wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, Full width Plexiglas windscreen, woodrim steering wheel, driver’s head fairing, halogen headlights, spare engine (0582LM) included.
Raced in Europe when new including by Francois Picard and Richie Ginther at Le Mans 1957. Sold to Mike Garber in the U.S. and raced by Gaston Andrey winning SCCA E/M championships in 1958 and 1959. Eventually acquired by Oscar Davis who found and installed the original engine. Very good paint over old paint with some edge chips on the older paint. Worn upholstery with a pulled driver’s seat back seam. The windscreen edges are lightly crazing. Cracked varnish on the steering wheel rim. Restored chassis with some age showing. Oscar Davis collection.
Many overlook the Lampredi-designed four cylinder Ferraris of the mid-Fifties yet their success forms the basis of the Testa Rossa legend and in the hands of talented amateurs like Gus Andrey they earned many class and even overall victories. There was an embarrassment of them at Monterey this year yet the number on offer did little or nothing to satisfy demand as this result indicates. It helps that their Pinin Farina-designed, Sergio Scaglietti refined bodies are among the most beautiful Ferraris built. A real car that has a great history, this is a serious but realistic result.
Hagerty Condition Rating#3 GoodRuns and drives well. Flaws not noticeable to passersby. Most common condition.
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Vehicle specs
Engine TypeL4
Induction2 Weber Carbs
Transmission typeStandard
Interior ColorBlack
Exterior ColorRed
Top ColorN/A
Seller details
RM Sotheby's
Event dateAug 18 - Aug 20, 2022
LocationMonterey, CA; USA
AuctionRM Sotheby's
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