1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione to lead at Bonhams

A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione is to auction at Bonahms on August 14.

The lot is set to provide one of the headline lots of the Quail Lodge auction in California with a valuation of $9m-12m.

Ferrari 250 Bonhams
This Ferrari 250 achieved third place in the 1959 Tour de France

The auction house comments: "Offered from a very prominent American collection, this remarkable sports-racing car - chassis #1519 GT - is an ultimate example from what many consider to be the golden age of Ferrari…

 "Created during the exciting transitional period when Ferrari was evolving from the 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta to the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, Maranello produced just seven cars that sat atop a LWB chassis but used a SWB body designed by Pinin Farina, hence the unofficial moniker 'interim'…

"The coachwork on this car, the fifth of the seven interims, was created by Scaglietti and holds a very special place among all the variations of the 250 series, which has become the most successful line in Ferrari's history."

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