Before its film career, it had been the Brussels Motor Show car, heading to the US in 1968. It returned to Europe in 2006, since when it has had a variety of restoration work done by GTO Engineering and Joe Macari, and Roelofs Engineering in The Netherlands.
It is not the only famous Ferrari to cross the auction block at Bonhams Scottsdale Car Week Sale, at the Western Kierland Resort near Phoenix, Arizona, January 19th, 2017. There is also the small matter of the 1952 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider Competizione to consider – with its guide price of US$7.5-9m.
Photography courtesy of Bonhams