Last Fer­rari to win Le Mans to be auc­tioned

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The iconic 1964 Fer­rari 275P, prob­a­bly the most de­sir­able Fer­rari of all time, is the last of­fi­cial ‘works’ Fer­rari to have raced and won at Le Mans.

It will also be sold at Artcu­rial’s Mo­tor­cars auc­tion next Fe­bru­ary in Paris, po­ten­tially beat­ing the 1962 Fer­rari 250 GTO that sold for US$38.1 mil­lion in 2014 and set­ting the record for the world’s most valu­able Fer­rari.

The 275P (the P des­ig­na­tion mean­ing the car is a pro­to­type) is the one en­tered in the Le Mans en­durance race by Fer­rari’s fac­tory team. After the 275P won Le Mans in 1964, it raced three times at the Road Amer­ica 500, fol­lowed by the 12 Hours of Se­bring in 1965. After that, Pierre Bardi­non, a Fer­rari col­lec­tor, added it to his fleet.

Since 2012, cars from his col­lec­tion have slowly been sold off to other pri­vate own­ers.


Fer­rari 275P

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