Evaluation: One of 16 Series III BB/LMs built, five to race at Le Mans and the only one to do it twice, in 1981 and 1984 by Fabrizio Violati’s Bellancauto team for which it was built from a Ferrari-supplied tub. Then placed in the Maranello Rosso museum until 2014. Original and as-raced. Ferrari Classiche certified as the original engine and “correct-type transmission.”
Bottom Line: Sold at Bonhams auction of the Maranello Rosso collection in August 2014 for $990,000 (Euros 740,000 at the time, this result is Euros 1,973,750.) It is to all intents and purposes exactly the same today as it was seven years ago, other than being seven years older. The extra million and a quarter dollars for it today is astounding and is, even taking into account inflation over that period, a hefty return on investment which the new owner should not anticipate over the next seven years.