Fer­rari LM hero for sale

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One of the most his­tor­i­cally im­por­tant Fer­rari sports-pro­to­types is the lat­est car to be of­fered by RM Sotheby’s re­cently es­tab­lished Pri­vate Sales di­vi­sion. The ex-pierre Bardi­non 1963 275P, chas­sis 0816, most fa­mously won at Le Mans and Se­bring in 1964, but re­cent re­search by Fer­rari Clas­siche has re­vealed that it is the only Pranc­ing Horse to have won twice at La Sarthe.

De­tailed doc­u­men­ta­tion in the fac­tory archive (C&SC, Sum­mer 2017) has con­firmed that the origi- nal en­try, chas­sis 0814, was se­verely dam­aged at the Nür­bur­gring shortly be­fore Le Mans in ’63 and so, rather than sub­mit new pa­per­work to the ACO, the Scud­e­ria sent 0816 to France un­der 0814’s iden­tity. Aside from its un­prece­dented com­pe­ti­tion his­tory, the match­ingnum­bers 275P has also spent the past 48 years in the le­gendary Mas du Clos col­lec­tion so, need­less to say, you’ll need the deep­est of pock­ets to be­come its next cus­to­dian.

For more de­tails, visit the RM web­site at www.rm­sothe­bys.com

The only Fer­rari with two Le Mans wins to its name

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