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The Ferrari TR, or 250 Testa Rossa, is a race car built by Ferrari in the 1950s and 60s. These cars dominated their competitors, with variations winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961. Olivier Gendebien took Le Mans with Paul Frère in 1960 and Phil Hill in 1961. They were closely related to the rest of the Ferrari 250 line, including the 250 GT. In all, thirty-four 250 Testa Rossas were built, from 1956 through 1961. After the 250 GTO, the 250 Testa Rossa is the second most valuable type of Ferrari, often valued at more than US$8,000,000. A 1957 250 Testa Rossa sold on August 20, 2011 for $16,400,000, a new world record auction price for a car when inflation is ignored. It should also be noted that there was a time when this car, along with several similar models, was viewed as merely a "clapped-out" obsolete racer. They often sold for as low as $4,000 around 1965.
1961 250 TR Spider Fantuzzi Serenissima version from the Ralph Lauren collection
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2. Greg Wilson."Ferrari Auctioned for Record $16.4 Million".nbcbayarea.
FERRARI 250 TR model by Michele Conti
In 1964 the 1:12 scale model of the Ferrari TR #10 was built by Michele Conti (see his bio-page). The model represents the car that won the 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans (Phil Hill / Olivier Gendebien). It is presented in a wood and Plexiglas case and is in excellent condition. The model measures 14 ½ l. x 5 ¼ w. x 3 ¾ h. in.
Michele Conti (1931-1996)
Erwin Goldschmidt (1916-1970) acquired from Conti in Italy in 1964
Anthony Goldschmidt (1942-2014), by descent 1970
1961 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa #10
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