Bonhams auctions Ferrari's $2m star of the Le Mans 24 Hour race

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2015-06-26 12:23:17

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Bonhams auctions Ferrari's $2m star of the Le Mans 24 Hour race

Driven by the North American Racing Team, this red beauty has racing pedigree to match its value...

A 1981-82 Ferrari 512 BB/ LM Berlinetta that was driven by the North American Racing Team in the Le Mans 24 hours competition coupe is one of the highlights of Bonhams "Le Grandes Marques a Monaco".

Considerable investments and refinements were made to the Ferrari 512 BB/ LM Berlinetta's technical specifications, to ensure Ferrari remained a serious player in endurance racing.

The car was driven by the Chinetti family's celebrated North American Racing Team, who included Alain Cudini, John Morton, John Paul and Philippe Gurdjian. It competed twice, in 1981 and 1982.

The lightening-fast 1981-82 Ferrari 512 BB/ LM Berlinetta

Weighing-in at just 1,100kg rather than the normal BB/LM model's 1,200kg, it proved to be the quickest of all BB/LMs competing in the International Grand Prix d'Endurance, around the legendary Sarthe circuit outside Le Mans.

It is estimated to sell for 1,250,000 -1,450,000 ($2,009,150) and will auction on May 20.

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