Unique Testa Rossa J to be sold at Pebble Beach

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It’s that point of yr once more. Comes round sooner each time, doesn’t it? Whip out the pastel chinos and dig out the boater hat, as a result of it’s time for Monterey Automobile Week. With occasions kicking off from subsequent Friday, anticipate the very best in previous automobiles, new automobiles, all-day sunshine and doubtful sartorial selections

Now, a one-off Ferrari in California at the moment of yr isn’t something particular, as a result of that’s the type of pageant Monterey is, however this one is slightly totally different. The Little Automobile Firm has constructed a singular Testa Rossa J – its 75 per cent scale EV of the 250 TR from the 50s – to be auctioned at Bonhams Quail Lodge sale. It’s anticipated to make between $90,000 and $120,000, or between £75k and £100k in the intervening time, with the proceeds going to The Pebble Seashore Firm Basis. Which sounds prefer it builds golf programs, however really works with youth-focused, non-profit organisations in Monterey County.

Anyway, the automotive. It’s a Testa Rossa J just like the others, which means it’s a Ferrari-sanctioned product and may do 50mph, albeit in a never-before-seen color scheme for the automotive. Bianco Cervino with blue stripes commemorate chassis 0732TR, or ‘Lucybelle II’, the 250 TR privately entered by Ed Hugus and Ray Erickson within the 1958 Le Mans 24 Hours – they completed seventh general. Hugus was a Pebble Seashore resident, y’see, for these questioning why the #22 automotive was chosen. In addition to the paint scheme that received’t be seen on any of the opposite 298 Testa Rossa Js, this one has ‘Lucybelle II’ hand painted on one facet of the automotive and the celebs and stripes daubed on the opposite. There’s additionally a ‘1 of 1 – 2022 Pebble Seashore Version’ plaque inside.

The Lucybelle II homage is lot quantity 51 in Bonhams sale August nineteenth, with the sale kicking off at 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time. There’s extra info on Bonhams’ website right here, and some different attention-grabbing tons when you have the time to look…

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