1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB will go under the hammer early next year
58 other cars were auctioned from the Baillon collection, and the sale broke ten world records in sale prices and realised £34,260,292 overall - meaning next year Artcurial has a lot to live up to.
The star car of next year's sale is a steel-bodied example, that was originally sold to the USA. After returning to Europe 26 years ago the car is offered in great condition.
Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars said: 'The Ferrari 250 SWB is without a doubt the most beautiful berlinetta of the 20th century of any marque. Along with the Ferrari 250 GTO and the California Spider, it represents the marque’s Holy Grail. One only needs to walk around the car to appreciate – from any angle - the perfectly balanced design by Pininfarina.
'#4065 is the last 250 SWB of just 103 examples built, giving this automobile a unique history. The car also has an exceptional provenance, having belonged to the great Swiss collector Antoine Midy since 1989, conserved alongside a California Spider, a 121 LM and a 212 barchetta. Kept by the family following his death, this matching numbers and matching colours masterpiece has not been on the market for 30 years.'