Ferrari 250 GT set to be a £1m stocking filler



A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB is expected to fetch up to £1m when it goes up for auction in London on Tuesday.

With all the snow around it might not be car-buying time at the moment, but then this is not the sort of car you would take out of the garage much throughout the year anyway.
It has taken part in several notable races in the late 1950s, including the Mille Miglia and the Coppa della Consuma and the Varese-Campo dei Fiori hillclimbs.

It was thoroughly restored in 1987, and has covered 32,000km since then. However it is said to still be in excellent condition, with its starter motor and brakes having been rebuilt in 2008. If you have a spare million kicking around and want to look at the car before getting your wallet out, it is on display at Dukes Hotel in London.

It will be joined on the auction stand by a 1930s Rolls-Royce Tourer that is predicted to go for up to £200,000, and a 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing that used to belong to John Surtees and has an estimated value of up to £400,000.

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