Bold School: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Set for Auction

In just a few days, the famed RM Auction house will be holding yet another one of their multi-million dollar bidding battles. From Ford to Ferrari, Chrysler to Cadillac, and many more; the RM house holds some of the most sought-after classic cars on the planet. This month (January 18th), RM will host a barrage of these specialty vehicles, including this drop-dead-gorgeous 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione. The race-bred pony car V12 produces a mere 280-hp, considering  today's 'performance based' road cars, may V12's producing in excess of 1,000-hp. Back in 1960, while the Competizione moniker did have lesser race cars running for shelter, the 250 is claimed to be a "tractable and well-mannered daily driver about town." Throughout its lifetime, the GT claimed a number of victories, from two Tour De France gold's in 1960 and 1962, and another two at the RAC Tourist Trophy classic race at Goodwood in 1960 and '61. Famed racing driver Sterling Moss, described it, "As a grand touring car for really serious road racing, it was quite difficult to fault, in fact." Passing hands a number of times throughout the years, even competing in vintage races until 2004 and 2005, it was finally deemed in need of a bit of refinement in 2008. And as for price, well, if you can't afford it, don't ask. PHOTOS: See more of the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione Source: RM Auctions

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