Car. Ferrari 250 LM at auction for 10 million euros


A sight seen by many drivers during races: the back of a Ferrari… Photo by Kevin van Kampenhout

A busy program is announced for the Retromobile show with an impressive display: an exhibition about the French brands and their drivers who shine at Le Mans 24 hours, and another exhibition dedicated to the motorcycle brand, dedicated to the technologies used for the first time during the mythical event. And of course, a great auction.

Ferrari 250 LM: the star

The 250 LM represents a true legend in international Motorsport history, as the model would be the last Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965 in the hands of Masten Gregory and Jochen Rindt.

Rarer and more exclusive than the 250 GTO, this Ferrari 250 LM, #5901, is the 10th of 32 examples to leave the Maranello factory. Chassis 5901 was entered by NART as a stock car in the 1966 Daytona 24 Hours.

It is one of only two 250 LMs to have never experienced the horrors of competition, allowing it to retain all its original elements (chassis, engine, gearbox, bodywork).

If its estimate is not officially announced, we can expect the price to be close to or even exceed 10 million euros…

The C version (not lowered) is equipped with a Roots supercharger, which increases the power to 210 hp.  Photo by Kevin van Campenhout

The C version (not lowered) is equipped with a Roots supercharger, which increases the power to 210 hp. Photo by Kevin van Campenhout

Bugatti 57 Atalante: the myth

Built in Ettore Bugatti’s Molsheim workshops in 1936, this Bugatti 57 Atalante is one of four examples fitted with the original factory sunroof.

The 57 Atalante is a true legend in Bugatti history, and this example is one of the few that has a traceable history and still has the original chassis and bodywork. The price of the auction house is between 2-3 million euros, if the bidders do not fire…

Individually and hand-built, the Bugatti 57 appeared in 1934, the last creation before World War II. The first engine has 130 horsepower, which is already significant and allows a speed of 155 km/h. The S version, which appeared in 1936, was lowered and had a reduced wheelbase. Engine power is from 130 to 170 horsepower.

In 2015, Artcurial sold a 250 GT California owned by Alain Delon, and in 2019 another 250 GT/L, among the 350 examples produced.  Photo Artcurial

In 2015, Artcurial sold a 250 GT California owned by Alain Delon, and in 2019 another 250 GT/L, among the 350 examples produced. Photo Artcurial

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso: beauty

Less exclusive than the Ferrari 250 GTO, the 250 GT was available from 1964, as was the 250 LM. It has all its original elements with serial numbers corresponding to leaving the Maranello workshops (matching numbers): this is a Ferrari Classicche. certified and comes from an important collection of a Dutch driver.

“Lusso” is designed to be as desirable as possible with perfect design. The chassis adopted a 2,400 mm wheelbase fetish from the Ferrari and was very similar to that of the GTO, sharing mechanical elements and a chopped rear.

It is estimated between 1.5 and 1.8 million euros.

As much as the Miura plays with curves, the Countach is designed with straight lines and bold angles typical of the 70s.Photo by Kevin van Campenhout

As much as the Miura plays with curves, the Countach is designed with straight lines and bold angles typical of the 70s.Photo by Kevin van Campenhout

Lamborghini LP 400 Countach: beast

This exceptional garage door opener is one of the first models produced in 1974 as the production number is 9. This is the first Countach delivered new in France by Etablissements Thépenier.

The model has a 375 hp 3929 cc V12 engine and the Countach will be the fastest Lamborghini for 10 years. Made in 158 copies.

In an exceptional state of preservation, its original interior is excellent. This car is “numbers correct” and now shows 87,558 km. Estimated between €800,000 and €1.2 million.

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