A spectacular 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta has been sold by Bonhams as part of the company’s Quail Lodge Auction during Monterey Car Week 2015 for $8.525 million. While that price falls well short of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO which the auction house sold last year for $38.115 million, it still makes this 250 GT one of the most expensive cars sold during Monterey this year.
This particular 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta is one of just seven examples in this specification. It is chassis no. 1519 GT and features a special body installed by Scaglietti and designed by Pininfarina. It received its custom Scaglietti body in 1959 but the previous year, the car competed in the Tour de France automobile race alongside fifteen Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France models. The car placed an impressive 3rd overall.
After being owned by a single collector for over 30 years, the car hit the market in 2011. As part of its sale, it underwent a body, chassis and original engine restoration. The interior was also completely re-trimmed and after the restorations completion in 2014, it ran the hillclimb at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.