Up next in our series on RM Auctions’ amazing Monaco sale at the Grimaldi Forum on May 11-12 is a 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Scaglietti Spider.

The rarest of all TRs produced, and one of the most beautiful Ferrari’s ever made, it’s one of only two factory-built 625 TRCs and boasts an extensive, well-documented history from new.

1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider

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Purchased in 1957 by famed racer and automotive businessman John von Neumann, a founding member of the California Sports Car Club and official West Coast US Ferrari distributor, the car enjoyed a successful period racing career in the hands of several drivers.

First competition outing in the US was at the very first race held at Laguna Seca, where it claimed second place, closely followed by nine more races during the remainder of 1957 and 1958, including Pebble Beach, Pomona, Hawaii and Santa Barbara, scoring two victories.

1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider

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Other notable race outings included Laguna Seca on June 15, 1958, where Richie Ginther piloted 0680 MDTR to victory.

Estimated at up to about $4.8 million, it’s going to make somebody very, very happy…