Via Ferrari Romania:
THE 1962 LE MANS-WINNING, PHIL HILL/OLIVER GENDEBIEN
I VINCITORI DI LE MANS NEL 1962: PHIL HILL/OLIVIER GENDEBIEN
390 bhp 3,967 cc single overhead camshaft V-12 engine with six two-barrel Weber 42 DCN carburetors, 5-speed manual transmission, coil spring and wishbone independent front and rear suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase 2,420mm (95.3″)
The first car in a series is good. But the last car is best. It is inevitably refined, improved and developed. Its weaknesses have been addressed and its strengths have been enhanced.
Technical sophistication is important, particularly if it represents a unique and successful configuration. A real, documented and important history makes it better, more so if it includes a roster of the best drivers. But most important of all is success. Commercial success is good, but success in competition is better and the overall winner of the 24 Heures du Mans is the best of all.
The expression of all these attributes is the 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM, chassis number 0808, offered here. The only 4-litre Testa Rossa built, it also is the last Testa Rossa and the last front-engined sports racing car built by Ferrari. Driven by the incomparable endurance racing pairing of Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien, it is the last front-engined car to capture the overall victory at Le Mans, and the Hill/Gendebien teamâ€™s epic third Le Mans win. It is, in so many important and meaningful ways, unique.
The Ferrari Testa Rossa is the most famous series of sports-racing cars ever built. This is the ultimate Ferrari Testa Rossa. Its provenance is impeccably documented. It is incomparably and absolutely unique. Frequently driven by its current owner, it is â€œon the buttonâ€ and ready to demonstrate its prowess on the track or in the most demanding, satisfying and exciting open road events.
Chassis No. 0808
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of â‚¬6.875.000