Rare 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio is listed for auction

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Ferrari is known for making eight ad twelve cylinder engine, but they have also ventured into six-cylinder engine and were quite successful with it. Now, we will discuss four-cylinder engine model which is set to be auctioned at next month’s in Monaco. The car we are mentioning is 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio and only three units of it were produced, bit only of them survived. It is expected to fetch millions of dollars. Under the hood of 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio, there is 2.5 liter DOHC inline-four. It was designed by Aurelio Lampredi for Formula 2.

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This was motivation for iconic Alberto Ascari to win back-to back championship. It had sports car chassis and with the help of compact engine, the car was nimble and light. What makes 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio among all others is its bodywork. It was originally coachbuilt by Vignale as an aerodynamic coupe. The head of Italian carmaker Enzo Ferrari was not impressed by it and ordered to be rebuilt as roadster. It then underwent bodywork modification and incorporated smaller grille. The car took part in Grand Prix dell’Autodromo at Monza and the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti and was driven by the likes of Mike Hawthorn and Umberto Maglioli.

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After 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio retired, it was purchased by private owner based in South America and Italy. After living its life in seclusion, it was found in scrapyard in Naples in 1974. It was then restored to its original form and now being auctioned. It is anticipated at 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio will fetch around €4.5 to 6.5 million when the event begins. It is scheduled for 11th May at Villa La Vigie in Monaco Beach.

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