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Last Le Mans winning Ferrari to go under the hammer

Published 28 September 2017

A Le Mans-winning Ferrari is heading to auction. The 1964 Ferrari 275P chassis number 0816 is part of Artcurial’s Retromobile, which takes place in February next year.

It’s the first time the car has been seen in public since it joined the Bardinon Collection at Mas du Clos, France. Started by Pierre Bardinon, the collection boasts 50 factory Ferraris, four of which won Le Mans.

The news comes after the auction house smashed the record for the most expensive car sold at auction with another Ferrari from the same collection. The 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, which sold for £25m, was sold at this year’s Retromobie auction in Paris.

Chassis number 0816, was the last Ferrari to win the gruelling 24-hour race, doing so in 1964. Racing as car number 20, the Prototype 275P Works car was driven to victory by Jean Guichet and Nino Vaccarella. The car covered 4695.3km at an average speed of 196.638km/h.

Following Le Mans, the car was sold and taken to the US where it was raced successfully over the next five years.

Matthieu Lamoure, Artcurial Motorcars managing director, said, ‘This Ferrari 275P represents the ultimate and the truly exceptional. It has reached the summit in sports car racing worldwide.’

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