Every vintage racecar has a story. Some of the more compelling ones are those intrinsically linked to a marque’s formative years. “The Admiral’s Ferrari,” a 1955 Series II Mondial, is one. This August, after 58 years in one owner’s hands, the car will go in search of a new steward at the Gooding & Company auction in Monterey.
In a market overflowing with 600-horsepower sports cars and sedans, it can get a little too easy to forget how much fun 120 horsepower can be. Take your pick, convertible coupe with a true “landau” roof or the rakish roadster with side curtains. Either way, can you see yourself cruising along the Pacific Coast in the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic in one of these time machines?