Among the many very rare and very pretty Ferraris that went under the hammer at RM Auctions’ Monaco Historic Weekend recently none caused as much of a stir as this 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider. It was eventually sold for around R53 million!
One of only two factory-built examples, the 625 was designed by Enzo Ferrari and originally featured a 2,5-litre V12 engine out of the Type 625 LM racing car. After a full restoration in 1982 a newer Ferrari 3,0-litre V12 unit was fitted to replace the Chevrolet V8 that had found its way under the bonnet at some stage of the cars life. Mated with a four-speed manual transmission the 625 TRC offers 235 kW.
While the “TR” in the cars name stands for Testa Rossa (or Red Head with reference to the colour of the engine block head), the “C” relates to a sub-section of the racing category that the car raced in.