RM Auctions Top Seller at Scottsdale 2015

Sold on January 16, 2015 at RM Auctions Scottsdale
  for $9,625,000

320 hp, 3,286 aluminum-block V-12 engine
with six Weber 38 DCN carburetors, five-speed
transmission, independent suspension with
front and rear unequal length wishbones with
coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers,
and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes.
Wheelbase: 94.4 in.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti

Within the realm of Enzo era Ferraris, variants of the legendary 250-series sports cars remain the most desirable and valuable. These thoroughbred Ferraris boasted an unrivaled record on race tracks throughout Europe and North America and handily swept the podiums of events, ranging from Italian hill climbs to the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The completely redeveloped, lightweight, rear-mid engined Ferrari 250 Le Mans, named for where Ferrari had enjoyed unprecedented success since 1960, was the company’s 1964 entrant into sports car racing, and it was ready to uphold the company’s winning legacy. Although it didn’t take a 1st place in its introductory year (that particular honor was achieved by another Ferrari, a 275P), the 250 LM achieved outright dominance in 1965 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, where it was driven by Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory. To this day, it remains Ferrari’s last overall victory in the endurance classic.The ninth of thirty-two examples constructed
Delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti; raced by  Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nino Vaccarella. Extensive racing history.  Ferrari Classiche certified; matching-numbers engine.  Unbroken ownership history from new, including Paul Schouwenburg, Lord Irvine Laidlaw, Federico Della Noce, and Henri-Louis Maunoir. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.