Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Bryan McCarthy

Photo: Bryan McCarthy

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

Photo: Johnny Miles

1956 Ferrari 290 MM Spyder Scaglietti

Cavallino Classic 2019

Mar 1, 2019 | On Show

As with so many Fifties and Sixties race cars, this particular Ferrari, s/n 0606, has an exciting but convoluted history. In 1956, this car left the factory as a 290MM model. The Ferrari works team campaigned the car during the 1956 season, and in 1957, it was raced by Belgian motor racing team Ecurie Francorchamps.

In 1959, the Ferrari factory replaced the car’s original engine with a new V-12 Testa Rossa power unit and subsequently sold it as a “new” 250 TR in Brazil. The car raced in South America for years until a horrific accident in 1962, after which it was turned into a special and then incorrectly restored as a different 250 Testa Rossa. After much research, s/n 0606 was restored by Neil Twyman Ltd. to the specification in which it left the factory in 1959, while maintaining the dramatic Escuderia Lagartixa livery it sported in Brazil in the early Sixties.

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