Monday 21 August 2023
Listen to Frank Stephenson talking to BBC Newshour’s Tim Franks about the burnt-out Ferrari which recently fetched $2m at auction in the US.
The car caught fire during a race in the 1960s and was not touched for decades. It was driven by the Italian Franco Cortese, Ferrari’s first racing driver. The 1954 car is a 500 Mondial Spider Series I – and it’s one of only 13 ever made. Over the years, the Mondial crashed several times and suffered significant fire damage.
Frank was the first ever design director hired in-house by Ferrari back in 2002.