A 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider by Penin Farina is being sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s in Como, Italy on 25 May 2019, with a guide price of approximately €4.5 million.

With only three long-term owners in the past 60 years and having completed an extensive overhaul by Ferrari Classiche in April 2019 this car would be a superb addition to any collection of Enzo-era Ferraris.

The car is one of only five Pinin Farina Spiders with “covered headlight” style bodywork, retaining its original engine, gearbox, and bodywork. The classic was successfully raced by Scuderia Parravano in California during the 1950s.

Chassis no. 0448 MD as seen in official Pinin Farina press photographs
As seen in official Pinin Farina press photographs. Courtesy of Ferrari S.p.A.

Ferrari Classiche Certified

The car has been inspected by Ferrari Classiche and undergone a comprehensive cosmetic restoration including complete refurbishment of the brakes, suspension, fuel tank and radiator along with new paint, a new interior and a number of additional items were brought back to original specification. The car’s certification binder confirms that it retains its original engine, gearbox, and bodywork, affirming its status as one of the finest 500 Mondials in existence.