Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey -- In the 1950s, Ferrari built the iconic 750 Monza, an open sports racer that was very successful in competition. Today, they’re stratospheric buys -- just 35 were built, and a track-proven example was sold for more than $5 million at RM Sotheby’s in 2016. But that’s the past. A bright red 1955 Monza was on display at Ferrari’s New Jersey headquarters during a recent visit, but it was there to complement something new. Ferrari is once again building a Monza (photo above), inspired in part by that winning racer. As part of the new Icona series, the Monza is being offered in SP1 (single seat) and SP2 (two seat) form, and just 499 will be made. Production begins in March. The cars sold out immediately to an international group of Ferrari collectors -- “upon announcement,” the company said -- despite a price tag around $1.73 million, and the fact that the new Monza has no top and can’t be registered for the road in the U.S.
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