Monterey Car Week is just around the corner, and along with it, the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week auctions. Among the cars up for auction is Lot 341, a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti, considered among the greatest Ferrari models ever created alongside the 250 GTO and the 250 Testa Rossa.
The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti up for auction is the 22nd of only 32 examples built and comes with a well-documented provenance. It comes with factory build sheet copies, SEFAC papers, 1968 Le Mans paperwork, former owner’s correspondence, period photographs with detailed analysis, a restoration summary authored by Ferrari, a history report by Marcel Massini, and Ferrari Classiche Red Book.
The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti in question was one of six Ferrari 250 LM examples that raced at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans, with four overall victories and one class win during the 1965 BRSCC Season. Over its storied career, the car saw the likes of Mike Hailwood, Innes Ireland, and Michael Parkes at the steering wheel and is one of the few examples to have never suffered a significant crash.
The car with Chassis No. 6053, Engine No. 6167, and Gearbox No. 17, retained the original engine and transaxle used at Le Mans in 1968 and was exhibited at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 2021 Ferrari Finals at Mugello, and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. The car’s restoration to original specifications by Ferrari Classiche was completed in 2021, and has a 6 Weber 38 DCN carburetors topped with velocity stacks and enclosed in a cold air box, Borrani wire wheels, the classic Rosso Cina paint over Bleu cloth upholstery.
The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti is scheduled to go on the block on Saturday, August 19th, during RM Sotheby’s Monterey Car Week auctions. The auction house expects the car to sell for anywhere between $18,000,000 and $20,000,000. For more details about the auction, register a bid, or check out the other available lots, check out the RM Sotheby’s website.