The Incredibly Rare ‘The Egg’ Ferrari Is Going Up For Auction
Earlier this week, RM Sotheby’s unveiled plans for a very special auction involving some of the most beautiful cars in the Ferrari Performance Collection. Well, as part of that auction, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off an incredibly rare Ferrari, simply known as ‘The Egg’. Dating back to the 1950s, the Ferrari 166MM/212 Export ‘Uovo’ has been called by some as ‘one of the most famous’ Ferraris ever.
Often referred to as ‘The Egg,’ though officially it’s called the Uovo (Italian for ‘egg’), this ride was the brainchild of sculptor Franco Reggiani and coachbuilder Carrozzeria Fontana, who were hired by the famous Italian driver Giannino Marzotto to make a concept into reality. It was original created to be race, explaining its light and aerodynamic design which is incredibly around 330 pounds lighter than the average Ferrari manufactured today.
This particular Uovo example was purchased by its current owner in 1987, with the unique 67-year-old Ferrari expected to reach at auction around £4 million. The whopping estimated price tag takes into account that this is the first time in 30 years the car will be up for grabs.
RM Sotheby’s auctioneers explain: “As it has never been shown at any concourse event, it would surely be welcome at the most exclusive concourse around the globe, where it would be a clear highlight and award contender for its unique design and incredible history.”
Other cars at the Monterey auction include the 1961 250 GTS SWB Berlinetta and the 1989 328 GTS, which, as you’d expect, should reach the millions too. There’ll be 13 Ferraris in total being auctioned off, all from one wealthy enthusiast’s stockpile. Head over to the RM Sotheby’s Website for more details.