Dig the Borani wire wheels, 250 GTO-inspired vents on the nose, silver go-faster stripe and all the louvres adorning its jaw-dropping coachbuilt body shell? We do as well, but the party piece is shoehorned under the beautifully sculpted bonnet. It's a Type 213/Comp 3,3-liter V12 engine fed by no less than 6 Webber 38 DCN carburetors. Generating 320 horsepower on a good weather day, this mill is coupled to a five-speed manual transaxle gearbox with the awe-inspiring open metal gate shifter.
One of its brothers saw action at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it took third place overall. It may not sound like much, but it was competing against the mighty Ford GT40 and Shelby Cobra Daytona. That 3rd place is a record that's still standing strong to this day, a record for the best ever performance by a front-engined car at the famous endurance race.
Slated to go under the hammer at the RM Auctions Monterey Sale event on August 15th, this exquisite Prancing Horse will be sold at no reserve and it's expected to break records with its $34.1 million estimated selling price. It may not be as much as the $52 million a 250 GTO was privately sold for last year, but that amount of money is still big enough to make one's eyes water.