Between 1956 and 1959, Ferrari produced only 39 competition 250 GT LWB ‘Tour de France’ Berlinettas. The automobile isn’t just beautiful. It is, in the opinion of many enthusiasts, the most important Ferrrai road/racing car ever built. The 1958 example that RM will be offering at its auction in London on October 26 is pristine, having been restored in Italy to a Ferrari Classiche standard, meaning that every component is as if it had just emerged from the factory. It’s estimated at $3.2-$3.8m.
Update: The 250 Berlinetta realized $3.58m, in the mid-range of its estimates.
Another rare Ferrari in the sale is a 1955 750 Monza Spyder. Successfully raced in the late 1950’s and early ‘60’s, and a multiple concours award winner at the Vavallino Classic, Amelia Island and The Quail, the car also bears a Ferrari Classiche certification. It’s expected to sell for $2.4-$2.8m.
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