An amazing collection of 75 road and racing cars to be auctioned will include a 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione valued in excess of €9,000,000…
The single-owner collection offered by RM Sotheby’s is to be sold entirely without reserve at Paul Ricard Circuit in France in November 2021 and includes approximately 75 of the finest racing and road cars in the world.
Curated over a period of decades, the staggering collection represents pedigrees spanning from the endurance racing of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the world stage of Formula One and nearly everything in between. The Pre- and Post- War sports GT and road cars have been carefully selected with thorough research put into each individual provenance and attentively maintained to ensure all are in excellent driving condition.
Some of the gems on offer:
1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione, chassis no. 0385 GT. Displayed at the 1955 Turin Motor Show, chassis 0385 GT was clothed in special one-off bodywork, similar to the 375 MM Berlinettas of the period and what clearly became a prototype for the first series of Ferrari 250 GT LWB ‘Tour de France’ GT cars. Appearing for the first time in public in nearly 30 years, chassis 0385 GT presents an exciting opportunity for its next custodian to enjoy one of the great 1950s GT prototypes. (Est. €7,000,000 – €9,000,000).
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, chassis no. 07765. Purchased new by Count Frédéric Chandon de Brailles, heir to the Moet et Chandon champagne empire. It was subsequently sold in 1967 to Claude Bouscary who then fitted the car with six carburetors and won the 1967 French GT Championship. This Ferrari Classiche certified, matching numbers example, is presented in its original Bleu with tobacco interior and equipped with a complete spare racing engine and gearbox (Est. €2,400,000 – €2,800,000).
1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM, chassis no. 35529. Number 20 of 25 especially rare 512 BB/LM competition cars. Fitted with one-off bodywork designed by engineers commissioned by Fabrizio Violati’s famous racing team, Bellancauto. Raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1981 and 1984, chassis 35529 set the highest speed ever achieved by 512 BB/LM, at over 200mph. Other notable successes include the class win at the 1000km Monza and 6 Hours of Pergusa in 1981 and the 1000km of Mugello in 1982. The car is accompanied with an extensive history file detailing the racing modifications done while under the care of Bellancauto (Est. €2,250,000 – €3,000,000).
1993 Jaguar XJ220 C LM, serial no. 003. Just one of three XJ220 C’s built to contest at the 1993 24 Hours of le Mans, and the very car that led its class at the Le Mans that year, until a blown tire and a subsequent mechanical issue forced its retirement with only a few hours remaining. The XJ220 C raced again at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 and was later restored by English specialist, Don Law (Est. €1,000,000 – €1,400,000).
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