You know how you see something and it sticks in your head? The visual keeps showing on the slideshow of your mind, the picture just keeps reappearing. This happened to me during the whole Pebble Beach, Monterey Car Week… I could not get this one car out of my mind. The 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia PF Berlinetta as part of the Maranello Rosso Collection on the block at the Bonhams Quail Auction “had me at hello.” And why not? It is a sublime specimen of precision coachwork. (Remember I’m a girl, the under the hood stuff only matters when I’m driving.) Looks matter. Does it make me superficial to say this is one hell of a beautiful car? The lines, the color, those stripes, the touch-me body panels… there is not one flat surface on the 250.
Technically this is also a cover girl, from 1955. I dare you, tell me this isn’t one of the most fabulous automotive rear ends you’ve seen. Perfection. Admittedly the 250 GTO is the “holy grail” of car collecting and I witnessed the record breaking auction but this 250 3-litre V12 to me was far more eloquent though it only went for $7.26 million. Being an ex Phil-Hill winning car allows the car some significant cache. It has an enjoyable history, a car with a story always adds to the appeal.
Though who bought it was not revealed I applaud whomever did, they purchased a sublime specimen of automotive beauty and history, enjoy. Now if the owner is looking for a designer to create the garage or living room to fully support and appreciate this glorious piece of engineering you know who to call. I am head over heels in love. 🙂