Classic cars are incredible in their own right but when we hear about a Ferrari car from the 1950s, odds are that we’re talking about a masterpiece. This stunning 1956 Ferrari 290 MM is set to go under the hammer on December 10, 2015, and it is expected to bring in between $28 million and $32 million. Bearing the chassis number 0626, the car has been maintained regularly for the past 1 years, and it recently benefitted from a complete engine rebuild.
The four-wheeler is powered by a 3,490 cc SOHC 60-degree Type 130 dry-sump V-12 engine that delivers 320 horsepower, and it features a four-speed manual transmission as well as independent front suspension with helical springs an anti-roll bar. We should also point out that this Ferrari has participated in numerous prestigious races including the XXIII Mille Miglia in 1956, when Juan Manuel Fangio drove it and managed to come in 4th overall. Other noteworthy races include the Nürburgring 1000 KM in Germany, 1956, as well as the Cuban Grand Prix in Havana, 1958.
This Ferrari masterpiece clearly represents a very important part of automotive history, and it will surely make a rich collector quite happy in December.