A unique Ferrari F12tdf with an extraordinary livery is set to appear in RM Sotheby’s January 18-19 sale in Arizona.
The car wears the same Azzurro La Plata colours as the 250 GT that snatched victory in the 1956 Tour de France. It also boasts an absurdly luxurious interior.
The livery is based on a famous winner from the 1950s
This bespoke work, estimated to have cost around $100,000, was carried out by Ferrari itself as part of its Atelier scheme.
Only 799 F12tdf models were built between 2016 and 2017.
It’s a reworking of the marque’s classic F12 Berlinetta, which dominated race meetings across Europe during the 1950s and 1960s.
Lethally fast, with an acceleration of 0-124mph in 7.9 seconds, it’s built to tear around the track. Part of the appeal of the present lot is going to be its very low mileage.
It’s expected to make around $1.2m-1.4m.
RM Sotheby’s comments: “Without question the ultimate iteration of the F12 Berlinetta, the F12tdf currently reigns supreme in Ferrari hierarchy as the fastest, road-legal, front-engined Berlinetta...
“This F12tdf stands out from its peers thanks to its unique historical specification. There is no doubt that this is among the most beautifully sculpted and designed Ferraris, and this example pays great homage to its historic racing namesake.”
Other highlights of the sale include a Ferrari 212 Inter that once belonged to Argentinean dictator Juan Peron.
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