1969 Ferrari 365 GTB4 to auction for $5.9m?

A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB4 NART Competizione is the lead lot in Keno Brothers' forthcoming Rolling Sculpture sale in New York.

It's valued at $4.9m-5.9m.

1969 Ferrari 365
The 1969 Ferrari 365 achieved fifth place at Le Mans in 1971

The lot came in 5th at Le Mans in 1971 and is sold with many of its original features, including the engine.  

The auction house comments: "This beast has come, seen, and conquered the fiercest race-cars and their pilots in the world. Very few cars compare to its brute, overpowering stance and sound.

"No one can ignore it, even standing still, waiting for its fire to be lit.

"Its predecessor, the 275GTB, was the automotive equivalent of Sophia Loren - the epitome of feminine beauty, sinfully voluptuous with soft, round curves and big, alluring eyes - but the Daytona is undeniably masculine and primal, exuding the sleek, confident air of a champion - a heavyweight prize fighter in a tuxedo."

Other cars include a 1990 Ferrari F40, which is valued at $1.1m-1.6m.

The F40 was the fastest production car on its release in 1988 and is still a phenomenal performer, capable of speeds up to 201mph.

It was released in 1987 to celebrate the marque's 40th anniversary. A total of 1,337 were built.

The sale will take place on November 19.

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