0680MDTR
625 TRC

 
0680MDTR 57/jun/26
625 TRC Spyder Scaglietti, RHD 
Silver/brown
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
57 - John von Neumann, 1767 North Cahuenga, Hollywood, CA, USA                   - Ferrari Representatives of California  
57/aug/15 7th OA 1st IC Grosser Bergpreis von Oesterreich, Gaisbergrennen John von Neumann #159  
57/aug/25 7th OA 2nd IC 7:18,6 Grosser Bergpreis der Schweiz,
Tiefencastel-Lenzerheide
John von Neumann #144 C113 p8
57/nov/10 2nd OA
1st DM
Del Monte Trophy, Laguna Seca John von Neumann #11 C190 p4
C202 p27, 39
58/feb/08 2nd OA
1st DM
Pomona
Modified  1+.5
preliminary
John von Neumann #11  
58/feb/09 3rd OA
2nd DM
Pomona
S+1.5
main
John von Neumann #11  
58/apr/13 4th OA
1st DM
14th Palm Springs Road race
PCC Round 4
S+
1.5
John von Neumann #11 C127 p44
58/may/10 1st OA
1st DM
Dillingham Field,
Hawaii
preliminary
John von Neumann #11
58/may/11 1st OA
1st DM
Dillingham Field,
Hawaii
main
John von Neumann #11
58/may/31 2nd OA
1st DM
Santa Barbara
preliminary
John von Neumann #112
58/jun/01 1st OA
1st DM
Santa Barbara
Ladies
Josie von Neumann #112
58/jun/01 2nd OA
1st DM
Santa Barbara Consolation John von Neumann #11(2) was this 0710TR?
58/jun/01 4th Santa Barbara
main
John von Neumann #112
58/jun/15 1st Laguna Seca
main
Richie Ginther #11
58/jul/06 1st OA Vaca Valley Road Races, Ladies race Josie von Neumann #11 C200 p54
58/jul/06 dnf Vaca Valley Road Races, main Richie Ginther #11 C200 p54, 55
           
59/apr/26 5th Avandaro, MEX
main
Richie Ginther #21
59 - engine 0680MDTR removed and sold separately to Pete Lovely
60/jan - Stan Sugarman, Phoenix, AZ, USA - engineless  
60 - Chevy V8 engine installed   
60/may/28 dnf Santa Barbara
prelim
Jim Connor #48
60/may/29 dnf Santa Barbara
prelim
Jim Connor #48
60/jun/25 dnf Pomona
Novice race
Jim Connor #48
61/apr/29 3rd Las Vegas
prelim
Jim Connor
61/apr/30 1st Las Vegas
Novice race
Stan Sugarman
61/apr/30 6th Las Vegas
main
Jim Connor
61/jun/10 Riverside Driver's School Stan Sugarman #48
61/jul/08 3rd Pomona
prelim
Jim Connor #48
61/jul/09 6th Pomona main Stan Sugarman #48
61/jul/15 2nd  Cotati prelim Stan Sugarman #48
61/jul/16 2nd  Cotati main Stan Sugarman #48
61/aug - Elmer "Red" Faris, San Leandro, CA, USA  
61/aug/20 8th Vaca Valley, Vacaville
 main
Red Faris
61/sep/24 dnf Reno
main
Bill Sherwood #111
62/apr/15 Stockton
main
Bill Sherwood #111
62/jun/10 3rd Laguna Seca
main
Bill Sherwood
62/jul/07 1st Salt Lake City
prelim
Bill Sherwood
62/jul/08 dnf Salt Lake City
main
Bill Sherwood
62/sep/22 ... SCCA Divisional Reno
Stead AFB
prelim
Bill Sherwood #111
62/sep/23 5th
1st CM
SCCA Divisional Reno Race
Stead AFB

main
CM, DM, EM, FM, GM
Bill Sherwood #111
62/oct/20 2nd Laguna Secaa SCCA Pacific Coast Regional Class C Modified Bill Sherwood #118
62/nov/11 1st Vacaville
main
Bill Sherwood #111
63/nov - Danno Raffetto, CA, USA  
63/nov/03 2nd Vacaville
4 Hour
Danno Raffetto/     Bill Sherwood
64/apr/12 1st IC Vacaville
main
Danno Raffetto
66/sep/11 Vacaville
main
Danno Raffetto #22
6. - Gerald T. Sutterfield, Palm Beach, FL, USA
69/aug/16-17 FCA Annual Meeting, Mid-Ohio Gerry Sutterfield
.. - offered by Sutterfield in PH24:
"1957 Ferrari 'TRC' Testa/Rosa, has had Chevy engine, But is not chopped up-For sale less engine. Have located original engine. G. Sutterfield"
7. - Richard Haskell, USA  
72/feb/22 - Edwin K. Niles, L.A., CA, USA  
73/jul - John McCain, USA
76 - Sid Colberg, SF, CA, USA  
78 - Robert Taylor, Burlingame, CA, USA  
7. - V12 engine - four bolt outside plug engine 128F type installed C42 p34
79/jun - offered for sale by Bob Taylor  
81 - Dr. Michael Callaham, Orinda, CA, USA "T ROSSA" MHAR90 p53 C104 p3
8. - completely restored at Phil Reilly's shop
85/aug Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
87/may Sonoma Classic Run, Sears Point Raceway Michael Callaham
87/aug Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
88 - displayed at Emilia-Romagna Concours d'Elegance, SF, CA, USA
88/aug/19-21 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
90/sep/18-23 Colorado Grand Michael Callaham
91/aug/16-18 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
92 Petrini 6th Annual Wine Country Classic Michael Callaham #211 C70 p36
92/aug/21-23 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
92/sep/21-26 Colorado Grand Michael Callaham
93/aug/20-22   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham    
94/jan20-apr/15 - displayed at The Behring Auto Museum, Danville, CA, USA  
94/aug/26-28 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
95/aug/19-20 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
95/aug/20 Pebble Beach Concours Michael Callaham
96/jun/07-09 Mollie Stone Wine Country Classic, Sears Point Michael Callaham
96/aug/16-18 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
97/aug/15-17 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
01/aug/18-19 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
03/aug/15-17 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham
04/aug/14-15 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham #211
05/aug/19-21 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham #211
06 - original engine 0680MDTR is currently with 0670MDTR as spare engine
06/may/14-15 6th OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Infineon Raceway Sonoma, drum brake race 1, class 3 Michael Callaham #211
06/may/14-15 1st OA Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Infineon Raceway Sonoma, drum brake race 2, class 3 Michael Callaham #211
06/aug/18-20 18th Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca, class 4A Michael Callaham #211 FW No.63 p68
07/aug/17-19 19th Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca, class 5A Michael Callaham #211
08/aug/13-15 13th Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca, class 4A Michael Callaham #211 C167 p60
09/aug/14-16 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Michael Callaham #211
11/aug/20-21 13th Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca, Group 3B Michael Callaham #211
12 - original engine is back with the car but not installed
12/may/12 - S - RM's Monaco auction - €5,04mio incl. buyer's prem.
RM Catalogue text

Completed on 26 June 1957, it was finished in Dark Grey Metallic with a Maroon Stripe and purchased the following month, along with its sister car 0672 MDTR, by von Neumann.

Although 0680 MDTR raced mainly in California, its first two outings were in Europe, after von Neumann personally collected it from the Ferrari factory. He first took it to Salzburg, Austria in August, 1957, where he competed in the famed Gaisberg hill climb (“Grosser Bergpreis von Östererreich”), winning his class in only the car’s first outing. The incredibly fast and agile Ferrari performed equally well in Switzerland, finishing second in the Grosser Bergpreis der Schweiz in Tiefencastel-Lenzerheide in central Switzerland. Extraordinary period images attest to this car’s successful early outings, as it powered up the mountain, leaving Maseratis, Porsches and other Ferraris in its wake.

Having conquered its Alpine competition, 0680 MDTR was transported to California, where Appendix C rules did not yet apply. The car was modified during September/October 1957 with a single wraparound windscreen and metal tonneau cover. Its first race in the U.S. was at the very first race held at the famed Laguna Seca race track, which had been built for 1957 after the Pebble Beach road races were deemed too dangerous. Again, von Neumann skilfully piloted this car to a podium finish, 2nd, once again.

It raced nine more times during the remainder of 1957 and 1958 at Pebble Beach, Pomona, Hawaii and Santa Barbara, with von Neumann scoring two victories and three podiums during this prolific period. Other notable race outings include Laguna Seca on 15 June 1958, with future Ferrari Formula 1 driver Richie Ginther winning with 0680 MDTR. Josie von Neumann, the daughter of John and Eleanor and an accomplished racer in her own right, drove 0680 MDTR at the Vaca Valley SCCA National race in October, 1958, finishing 5th overall and 1st in class. Surely the arrival of the grey-liveried, von Neumann-entered 625 TRC at any start/finish line on the West Coast must have utterly disappointed the competition.

The 625 TRC was raced by John von Neumann at Pomona on 1 February 1959. On 26 April, Richie Ginther, the reigning 1958 Pacific Coast Sports Car champion, drove the Ferrari to a fifth-place finish at Avandaro, Mexico. Unfortunately, and despite all the success on both road and track, von Neumann’s marriage came to an end and the Ferrari dealership was sold. As such, 0680 MDTR was sold without an engine to successful owner-driver Stan Sugarman in Phoenix, Arizona, who had just sold his Maserati Birdcage.

 
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