On September 8, RM Auctions held their annual London auctions and some truly incredible cars went under the hammer with a host of Ferrari models standing head and shoulders above the rest.
One of the cheapest Ferraris sold was a Ferrari 328 GTS selling for 140,000 pounds – well above its pre-auction estimates. Elsewhere, a 1993 Jaguar XJ220 sold for 147,500 pounds with a Countach 25th Anniversary snapping up 200 pounds. The most expensive Lamborghini to sell was a Miura P400 which fetched 580,000 pounds.
One of the standouts was a Ferrari F40 which sold for 680,000 pounds while the amazing 1956 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ which Chris Harris recently drove brought home 4.35 million pounds when the final hammer dropped.
This 250 GT, which is chassis number 0563 GT, is the eight of only nine 1956 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ models built. It began its life with Jacques Peron, of Nice, France, who campaigned the car in several races including the 1956 annual Tour de France Automobile. It achieved multiple podium finishes in its lengthy racing career before being exported to the United States in 1959, where it eventually went under an extensive restoration process.