Considered one of the greatest Ferraris ever made, the 250 LM — short for Le Mans — straddled the line between pure race car and road-going grand tourer. Completed in 1964, this specific example, chassis number 6053, was the 22nd of just 32 built. Despite a rich racing history that includes four overall victories, it's one of just a few examples to have never experienced a significant crash. As such it has a matching-numbers chassis and Scaglietti coachwork, as well as the 3.3-liter Colombo V12 engine and transaxle utilized at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2021 it underwent a comprehensive restoration to original specifications by Ferrari Classiche, including Rosso Cina paint with seats trimmed in Bleu cloth upholstery, and is among the most original and desirable examples of this legendary model. It will be auctioned by RM Sotheby's in Monterey on August 19th and is expected to fetch well into the ten figures.
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