Le Mans flame

Undoubtedly, Ferrari made its mark at Le Mans, with 9 overall and 35 class wins since its first appearance at the track in 1949. However, this 250 GTE 2+2 Series III played a different but equally important role in the 1963 races. Built in the same year, it came off the production line painted in Blu Sera to serve as a safety car. The car was delivered to Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd in Paris and was immediately sent to coachbuilder Henri Chapron for the installation of the flag mounts, emblems and lights required for race time duty. After the event, the car took part in filming for the French comedy film Pouic-Pouic, still carrying the Le Mans equipment. This one-off Ferrari 250 GTE goes up for auction during RM Sotheby’s Le Mans event on 9 June 2023.