Available in Switzerland: 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC

What a beautifully photographed example of the Ferrari 500 TRC. This dramatic angle in particular is eye-catching. Hard to imagine an angle that this car wouldn’t look great from though. This paint is absolutely remarkable. I love the choice of this almost buttery english white for the stripe. It is so much richer and full of character than a pure white and contrasts the red marvelously. The polished grille and Borrani’s almost make it look over-restored. It’s some of the shiniest chrome I’ve seen this side of the Oakland Roadster Show.

That is not to call this car a trailer queen that’s lived a pampered life. Chassis 0686 MD/TR has been around the block once or twice. Some of those blocks were the 1957 Mille Miglia (10th overall, 2nd in class), the ’57 Nurburgring 1000km (1st in class), the LeMans 24 Hours, the ’58 Cuban Grand Prix, and Sebring. That’s quite a resume for any car. To even compete in such a storied list of events is noteworthy, to be a strong contender at them seals the deal. That she came through all that and look this good is remarkable.

Ok, she doesn’t just look this striking by chance. Although this isn’t her original bodywork (it was reskinned during her restoration by Ferrari specialists DK Engineering), the 0686 has been reunited with her original engine after spending some time with an ill-advised American V8 engine swap. Despite her rebody and exquisite detailing, the car is a regular competitor at the Monterey Historics and looks well poised for next year’s Mille Miglia. Stunning.

More on dealer Kidston’s details page and DK Engineering’s restoration gallery.

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