Sunday, January 13, 2019

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider at Bonham's

Featured lot for the January 17th Scottsdale Auction is a 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider. 27 Mondial Ferraris were constructed, 2 coupes, and the rest as open sports racers. This example is the 11th of 12 first series Mondial spiders and was eventually sold in July 1954 to international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa.
In 2013, 0438MD was sent to the Ferrari Classiche department where Ferrari undertook a nut-and-bolt restoration of the car to its as delivered state.
A 1,984cc DOHC all-alloy 4-cylinder engine with 2 Weber DCO Carburetors produced 160bhp at 6,500rpm.

The car carries an estimate of $5m to $ 6m.