Once owned by Mike Hawthorn, Umberto Maglioli and Luis Milan.
There are very few cars that you need a certain look to drive. This Ferrari reminds us of the days of old school racing drivers, who always had a model in the passenger seat and were capable of any motoring endeavour.
If your pockets are deep enough, you can forgo the look, but in all honesty if you can afford an $8 million Ferrari, you won’t struggle to get a model in your passenger seat.
This incredibly rare 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio Vignale, has been owned and driven by the worlds greatest drivers including including Mike Hawthorn a Le Mans 24 hour champion and the first ever British F1 champion. The Ferrari is going up for sale at Bonhams on 11th May.
If you enter you bid, you will be joining an illustrious list of the cars owners. Although, the car itself also has some history, it has been in some of the most gruelling races, including Grands Prix, the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti and even some long distance races in Argentina.
Now you know the car’s history, its $8 million dollar price tag now shouldn’t seem far-fetched. However, we can not forget how beautiful the car is. Only three of these models were made with 2.5 litres, 4 cylinder twin-overhead camshaft engines, they were commissioned specifically for the race track.
It was recently restored and raced in the 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix, where this car really came into its own.
Like many other motor enthusiasts around the world we implore whoever ends up the winner of this Ferrari not to keep it in a garage somewhere or to park in outside Monte Carlo hotels. Despite being made in 1953 this car is still capable of racing, the 625 is eligible for some of the most prestigious vintage race circuits in the world. It was recently restored and raced in the 2006 Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
The auction for the Targa Florio will take place in Monaco on May 11 where Bonhams is holding the Les Grands Marques de Monde à Monaco. The Targa Florio will be the star of the show, but there will be other vintage racers going under the hammer.
Current estimates for the Targa Florioa are between $5,500,000 — $8,000,000.