£5m Hawthorn works Ferrari 625 Targa Florio heads to auction
Bonhams set to feature one of three 625 Targa Florio Vignale models, as raced by F1 champion Mike Hawthorn, at its Monaco sale in May
A works 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio raced by Formula 1 champion Mike Hawthorn will feature in Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Monaco sale on May 11.
Equipped with a 2.5-litre, twin-overhead-camshaft four-cylinder, only three 625 Targa Florios were ever made. When launched it featured bodywork by Autodromo, but this failed to find favour with Enzo Ferrari and so Vignale was commissioned to rebody the chassis.
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This particular car was driven by Ferrari’s 1958 F1 champion Hawthorn, and made its debut in the final practice session for the Grand Prix dell’Autodromo at Monza.
Hawthorn’s prior commitments to race a 625F1 in the Rouen Grand Prix delayed his time with the car, but he finished fourth in the first and second heats at Monza.
After this, it’s believed that Scaglietti remodelled the bodywork – most notably reducing the size of the radiator grille – which the 625 has retained since. It was then entered in the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, driven by 1954 Carrera Panamericana winner Umberto Maglioli.
Latterly, five South Americans have owned across Brazil and Argentina, under whom it’s competed in rallies. In the mid-1960s, the 625 was part-exchanged for a Ferrari 250GT, before heading to Italy
It was found in 1974 in a scrapyard in Naples, before undergoing a complete restoration in Modena ahead of competing in the Mille Miglia – entering in 1984, ’86, ’89 and ’90. In 2006, the 625 was raced by its current owner at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, having been once again restored.
Ahead of the Villa La Vigie auction in Monaco Beach, it carries an estimate of between €4.5 million and €6.5 million.
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