Minature Ferrari from the ’50s sells for ludicrous figure
In fact, at just over $126,000 it’s probably safer that you make sure they just don’t see it at all – this thing is so damn cool there’s little wonder it’s more expensive than some aging real Ferraris.
Hand built in Italy before being sold through a Luigi Chinetti Motors of Manhattan sometime in the late 1950s, RM Auctions describe the stunning miniature recreation as being a toy, yet not a toy. Based on the 250 Testa Rossa shape and powered by a 180-watt 12V engine, it’s been dubbed the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa.
Even still, such numbers fell short of conveying what this creation would sell for when the auction opened. Pre-sale predictions of between $50-75,000 were blown out of the water when the far from pristine yet entirely authentic piece of history saw the hammer for a whopping $126,500.
Via: RM Auctions.