£10m Ferrari 250 TR sets auction record
1957 Fezza sold at Pebble Beach is most expensive auction car ever, ’37 Benz goes for £5.9m
Posted: 25 Aug 2011
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione
Sold for £3.2m ($5.28m)
This alloy-bodied slice of heaven sports a 3.0-litre V12 with 290bhp and is the fourth car of just 42 competition Berlinettas built. Not one to be stuffed in a garage, this very car was driven "on the ragged edge" just four days after delivery to finish third overall in the 1,000kms of Montlhéry in 1960, leaving Astons and Porsches in its wake.
Between 2007 and 2008 it was restored by the Ferrari Classiche Department with present owner Skip Barber noting, "I got kind of tired waiting for this car, but all was forgiven when it arrived." Quite.