There are many colorful characters in Ferrari’s history, but one of the lesser-known ones (and one of the most fascinating) is American Ferrari enthusiast Tom Meade. He left America in the early 1960s with the dream of acquiring an exotic Italian sports car, which eventually resulted in the creation of the Ferrari Thomassima. The second iteration of the Thomassima can now be yours – with the current owner listing it for a cool $9 million on eBay.
This is the second iteration of the Thomassima due to the first car to bear the name being destroyed when the River Arno flooded Florence in 1966. It was long thought to be missing but it turned out it was just in storage that whole time (whew!) and now for one reason or another, it’s been listed for sale on eBay for $9,000,000. Sitting beneath the 330 P3/4.-inspired bodywork is a tubular chassis and a 3.0-liter Ferrari V12 borrowed from a 250 GT along with a manual transmission, obviously.
The history and historical significance of the Thomassima II makes it worth a pretty penny, though if it’s truly worth $9 million or not remains to be seen. All we know is Tom Meade has an absolutely riveting story (as told by Road & Track did in their December 1970 issue) and that alone makes the Thomassima II infinitely more interesting than many other valuable Ferraris.
Check out the eBay listing at this link.