A Le Mans-winning 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF will headline the second annual Mecum Monterey Auction, August 13-14, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort in California.
Driven by Jean Blaton and Leon Dernier, the Ferrari 250 GT – serial number 1321 – won 1st place in its GT class and 3rd overall at Le Mans in ’59 as the No. 11 car. Earlier that same year, it took 1st place at the 1000 km Nürburgring endurance race. After its race career, the Ferrari was privately owned by only a few collectors – the most recent owning the car since the 1970s – and this 250 GT was last seen in public in the early 1990s at Road America.
“We are excited to offer collectors a chance to bid on this world class Tour de France 1959 Ferrari, the type of car that offers quality, provenance and is fresh to market,” said President Dana Mecum. “The list of amazing vehicles continues to grow for our upcoming Monterey Auction. We have expanded it to two full days as more than 400 investment-grade collector cars, exotic vehicles and ultra rare boats are scheduled to cross the block.”
Mecum’s Monterey Auction takes place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa in California. Cars will be displayed outside on the Del Monte Golf Course, while the bidding arena will be staged in a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. The auction is open to the general public.
For more information including a complete list of vehicles, visit www.Mecum.com.