The top result at the RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum 2018 auction was the 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, chassis 0628, that sold for $22,005,000 (est. $22M – $26M) after an extended bidding contest between three collectors over the phones. Estimated to sell for $22,000,000 to $26,000,000, the Ferrari entered the history books as one of the top ten most valuable cars ever sold at auction. The fully matching-numbers, Classiche-certified 290 MM was campaigned by
Scuderia Ferrari for the 1956 and 1957 seasons, piloted by a roster of factory team drivers including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Eugenio Castellotti and later, under private ownership, Sir Stirling Moss. In 2011, chassis 0628 underwent a full restoration by Ferrari Classiche to its 1957 12 Hours of Sebring configuration, the final race it entered as a Scuderia Ferrari Works car.