Rare F1 Car From Ferrari’s Golden Era Up for Auction

A 1954 Ferrari 625, estimated to fetch as much as $3,250,000 USD.

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A rare gem from Ferrari‘s golden era, the 1954 Ferrari 625 F1, is set to go up for auction via RM Sotheby’s as part of its upcoming Monaco sale. Notably, the 625 is a direct descendant of the legendary 500 F2 — the car that propelled racer Alberto Ascari to consecutive World Championships in 1952 and 1953.

Upgraded to 625 F1 specifications in early 1954, this car marks the beginning of Ferrari’s foray with the Belgian national team, Ecurie Francorchamps and also boasts the unique distinction of being the only Ferrari monoposto raced by the revered Marquis Alfonso de Portago. Adding to its provenance, the car, chassis number 0540, spent over 15 years as part of the esteemed Bardinon Mas du Clos Collection.

This racing marvel carries with it a documented legacy, including a Ferrari Classiche inspection report and a detailed history by renowned Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. It witnessed the transformative years of Formula One, starting as a 500 F2 chassis before being reborn as a 625 F1, reflecting the technological and competitive evolution of the era.

Beyond its technical specifications and storied competition history — including significant performances at various Grand Prix events and its intimate association with racing legends — the 1954 Ferrari 625 F1 represents a bygone era of Formula One’s raw excitement and the genius of Ferrari’s engineering. Its auction presents a significant opportunity for collectors to own a piece of racing history, a testament to Ferrari’s dominance and innovation during one of the most celebrated periods in the Scuderia’s history.

The 1954 Ferrari 625 F1 is set to receive bids starting May 10, as part of RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monaco sale and is estimated to realize as much as $2,250,000 USD.

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