Sunday, April 5, 2020

1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio

1953 Ferrari 625 Targa FlorioBonhams’ Les Grand Marques a Monaco auction in 2018 featured a 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio.

Driven by Formula 1 champion Mike Hawthorn the car is equipped with a 2.5-litre, twin-overhead-camshaft four-cylinder. Only three 625 Targa Florios were ever made. The competition which made the car famous was the Mille Miglia, a race which it entered four times, in 1984, 1986, 1989 and 1990. The car was rediscovered by Ferrari historian Franco Lombardi in the mid 1970s in a Naples scrap yard. The car is one of only three ever made, and the only one known to have survived.
The last public appearance of the car was in 2006, at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Bonhams expected to fetch between 4.5 and 6.5 million euros for the car ($5.5m - $8m).