Classic Ferrari set to make millions at auction in Monaco

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Photo credit: RM Sotheby's
A number of classic Ferrari sports cars have been commanding staggeringly high figures at auction recently, but it seems that an upcoming 'Prancing Horse' may top them all.

A Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART is set to go under the hammer in Monaco for just over £14m.

The car was built in 1968, and was formed through a partnership between Ferrari boss Enzo Ferrari and American retailer Lugi Chinetti, with the idea of promoting the standard 275's sales through a limited edition convertible model. The car was created and limited to just 10 units – providing an extremely rare car that only a handful of people would ever own.

The NART in the car's name stands for North American Racing Team, showing off the car's sporting credentials. It was also made famous after appearing in 'The Thomas Crown Affiar', which starred petrolhead actor Steve McQueen.

Classic Ferrari set to make millions at auction in Monaco

Classic Ferrari set to make millions at auction in Monaco


This particular car was the only model to be delivered to Europe, starting life in a grey coloured paint. However, it was later repainted in the dark red seen here, as well as being re-fitted with an all-new beige leather interior.

Under the bonnet sits a V12 engine producing around 300bhp. Collectors will be pleased to note that all of the car's part numbers match up, making the 275 a pretty, but also entirely correct purchase.

Destined for the RM Sotheby's auction in Monaco on May 14, it goes up alongside other Ferraris, such as a 1952 212 Inter Cabriolet and a 1972 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider.