This Ferrari 290MM just sold for $22 million

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This 1956 Ferrari 290MM by Scaglietti has sold for a whopping $22,005,000 (£17m) at RM Sotheby's LA auction which was held at the Petersen Automotive Museum last weekend.

Only four 290MMs were ever built

The 290MM was driven by some of the world's most talented drivers such as Juan Manual Fangio, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, and Sir Stirling Moss.

It's been lovingly restored by Ferrari Classiche to its 1957 12 Hours of Sebring livery

This stunning motor has participated in several races, including the Targa Florio, the Swedish GP, the 1000km of Buenos Aires and Mille Miglia where it finished second overall.

Ferrari Classiche certified; matching-numbers engine, gearbox, and original body

The former owner bought the 290MM back in 2011 and fully restored it to the 1957, 12 hours of Sebring race spec, which was its last event with Scuderia Ferrari.

This 290MM will be a welcomed addition to classic car events across the globe

Only four of these stunning cars were ever built, with only three still with us today. Does that justify the chunky price tag?

What are your thoughts on this car? Let me know in the comments

All images courtesy of RM Sotheby's: