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Ferrari 250 Tour de France sells for $13.2m

1956 road-racing legend headlines RM’s final sale in Monterey.


Ferrari 250 Tour de France sells for $13.2m
 
1956 road-racing legend headlines RM’s final sale in Monterey
 
A 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ has set a new auction record after selling for $13.2 million at RM Sotheby’s Monterey event.
 
The car topped the bill on RM’s final night of auctions on the West Coast, after breaking the record sale price for the 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione model.
 
The TdF’s sale rounded out a successful week for RM, with the auction houses’ unofficial tally sitting at $172.7 million in auction and post-sale auction private sales.
 
Sold new to Spanish driver Marquis Alfonso de Portago, the car tasted instant success on the 1956 Tour de franc Auto, before dominating the Coupes du Salon at Montlhery in October, as well as a first place finish at the Rome Grand Prix in the same year. 
 
Besides its accolades, Chassis 0557GT’s fantastic sale price comes as a result of the car never being crashed or significantly damaged since it left the factory.
 
Following the concluding auction, RM confirmed the sale of 35  cars for plus-$1 million in Monterey, ten of which broke the $10 million mark.
 

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