Ferrari 290 MM

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The 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder.

The Ferrari 290 MM was a Ferrari race car produced in 1956. It was developed to compete in the 1956 edition of Mille Miglia, hence the acronym "MM", and four cars were built.[1]

The 290 MM was powered by a 3.5 litre, 60° V12 derived from the 4.5-litre unit which at the time was used in Ferrari's Formula One cars. Displacement was 3,490 cc (213 cu in) with a maximum power of 320 HP at 7200 rpm, and a top speed of 280 kilometres per hour (170 mph).[citation needed]

The car won the 1956 Mille Miglia, raced by Eugenio Castellotti, while another 290 MM, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, finished fourth. Phil Hill and Maurice Trintignant also won the Swedish Grand Prix of that year, granting Ferrari the overall victory in the World Sportscar Championship. The following year a 290 MM won the 1000 km Buenos Aires.

On December 10, 2015, RM Sotheby's sold the one driven by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1956 Mille Miglia at auction for $25,050,000 — the highest price for a car sold in 2015; the highest price ever paid for a racing car and the third most expensive ever.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ahlgrim, Steve (March 2016). "1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti". Sports Car Market. 28 (3): 58–59.
  • Acerbi, Leonardo (2006). Ferrari: A Complete Guide to All Models. St. Paul: Motorbooks.

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