Exceptional 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Set to Headline RM Auction’s Monterey Sale


LONDON.- Headlining an exceptional roster of Ferraris consigned to RM’s 2011 Monterey sale (early entries include no less than 20 examples from the Modenese prancing horse) is the extraordinary, matching-numbers 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider, s/n 0492M. The eighth of just 35 examples built, 0492M began its illustrious career on the Ferrari stand at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1955. One of the first cars with the improved coil spring front suspension, it was delivered to importer Jacques Swaters with a startling snakeskin interior, photographs of which still exist. The car was later exported to the US where it was successfully campaigned on the West Coast racing circuit. With the likes of such noted drivers as famed Ferrari importer and racing driver John von Neumann, future Formula One Champion Phil Hill, and Harrison Evans behind the wheel, 0492M