Ferrari 250 TR: Get learned-up on a Le Mans-winning, Red Head
Correction-Upon comparing the photos of the 1957 Testa Rossa to the photos taken of the above vehicle, we here at Boldride.com came to the conclusion that the above vehicle is most likely not a 1957 Testarossa V12, but more likely a similar vintage 1957 Ferrari TRC which can also be found in the Boldride.com galleries, and is also a racing Ferrari from the 1950’s, the car in question has some styling cues that while similar to a 1950’s Testarossa are not the exact same. We apologize for any confusion, and while this might not have been as significant of a Ferrari, it is still quite beautiful, brash and bold. The Ferrari 250 TR or Testa Rossa is its name, which translated into English is ‘red head.’ Aside from the Ferrari 250 GTO, and 250 SWB (Short Wheelbase), this is one of the most expensive Ferraris to ever be sold at auction, with a price tag that has varied from $8 million to $16.4 million in the past. Iterations of this vehicle have won Le Mans three times - first in 1958, then again in 1960, and finally a third time in 1961. PHOTOS: See more of the Ferrari 250 TR Its curvaceous lines are beyond sexy. I can only imagine the sweet music this car’s engine must make at the higher RPMs. Its low streamlined body was the work of Scaglietti, and defines what a Ferrari should look like - bold, brash, and beautiful in red. This is the sort of car undoubtedly inspired Carroll Shelby to make the Cobra, and Zora Arkus-Duntov to redefine the Corvette.
Yes we are most definitely suckers for a red head, and this one is most definitely one of the boldest rides Ferrari has ever made.
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