1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spyder

Zsa Zsa Gabor!  This siren was a gal pal of Porfirio Rubirosa, the first owner of this fantastic Series I Mondial spyder with Pinin Farina covered headlight coachwork.  So the story goes, while in the pits at Santa Barbara in 1954, Zsa Zsa became miffed that the stunning Mondial was stealing her thunder.  Rubi, ever the gentleman, sold the Mondial to John von Neumann immediately after the race.  von Neumann would go on to race the Mondial on a great many occasions throughout California, with Phil Hill, Richie Ginther and Bill Pringle getting seat time as well.  Now on offer out of our Newport Beach showroom, PF Mondial Serial Number 0438 MD has been factory restored and Red Book Classiche Certified, with a correct Lampredi 2.0 litre engine as made by Classiche to replace the original long since expired in the heat of racing battle.  0438 has accumulated many awards and Platinums in recent years, culminating in a Class Win at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  Prettier than Zsa Zsa???  They thought so back in the pits at Santa Barbara, we still concur today.

Year: 1954
Make: Ferrari
Model: 500
Dealer: Copley Motorcars
Copley Motorcars
Vendor:Copley Motorcars
Copley Motorcars was established by Stu Carpenter in 1995. Working for other luxury and sportscar dealers in Boston since 1986, Stu has gained a longterm-experience in offering exceptional products at a fair price making the acquisition of a classic and luxury car as easy and as enjoyable as possible. The team at Copley Motorcars has a particular affinity for vintage Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Land Rover Defender but also other blue chips such as 289 Cobra, BMW Z8 and Porsche 959. Since the market for these cars is a worldwide one, Copley Motorcars ships worldwide and can easily assist with the logistical arrangements.
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