6:01 A.M. EDT – Just added to RM Auctions‘ Monterey sale during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 19–20:
This race-winning 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider, which played a starring role in the 1959 apocalyptic thriller On the Beach starring Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner.
In the movie, Astaire’s first non-singing and dancing flick, he drives it in the role of Dr. Julian Osborne, a scientist who buys the Ferrari to compete in the world’s very last Grand Prix.
A stunning racing Ferrari driven by Fred Astaire in the 1959 flick On the Beach
One of only 35 built and originally fitted with a snakeskin interior, though now refinished in understated black leather, it’s expected to fetch up to $3.25 million in the stunning sale.
Prior to its Hollywood career it enjoyed an extremely successful racing campaign at the hands of famed drivers including Phil Hill.
Truly the Fred Astaire of Ferraris….
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- Posted June 08, 2011
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