While we can’t claim to have $18-20 million to spare at the moment, if you do and you’re in the market for a set of wheels with a legendary reputation, we’d like to introduce you to the magnificent 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti, currently up for auction with RM Sotheby’s.
This Ferrari stands as one of the most iconic and highly coveted models ever crafted by the manufacturer. It belongs to a trio of legendary cars alongside the 250 GTO and the 250 Testa Rossa. This specific vehicle holds the 22nd position among only 32 examples ever constructed, and boasts an extraordinary racing heritage. It made a remarkable appearance in the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans, clinching four overall victories and an additional class win during the 1965 BRSCC Season.
Throughout its racing history, it was driven by some of the era’s most renowned racing drivers, including the likes of Mike Hailwood, Innes Ireland, and Michael Parkes. The car still houses its original engine and transaxle, as used in Le Mans in 1968. A comprehensive restoration to factory specifications was carried out by Ferrari Classiche, and notably, this model is one of the relatively few that has never been involved in a significant crash. It has graced the exhibitions of the world’s most prestigious car shows, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Ferrari Finals at Mugello.
Its impeccable documentation includes factory build sheet copies, SEFAC papers, 1968 Le Mans paperwork, former owner’s correspondence, period photographs with in-depth analysis, a restoration summary authenticated by Ferrari, a history report compiled by Marcel Massini, and the prestigious Ferrari Classiche Red Book. This exemplar is a superbly presented and exceptionally original representation of Maranello’s legendary rear-engine V-12 racecar. Now, if we can just come to terms with the potential $20 million price tag.
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