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This achingly gorgeous Ferrari was named after the race of all races

The first in the illustrious line of competition 250 models, the Mille Miglia is arguably among the most important Ferraris in existence. With just 17 coupés built, this coach-built beauty is rarer than the Tour de France, ‘SWB’ and even the fabled GTO…

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Following a brazen declaration that he would win or ‘die in the attempt’, racing driver Giovanni Bracco proved triumphant in the 1952 Mille Miglia and, as a result, Ferrari named the victorious 250 model he was driving after the gruelling Italian endurance race. This fabulous grey example currently listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market was campaigned extensively in the period, yet is presented in remarkably original condition. The car, as the listing so emotively puts it, ‘oozes the history of thousands of high-speed kilometres’ – we’d certainly like to add a thousand more on the modern iteration of the race after which it was christened. 

Photos: Kidston SA

You can find hundreds of classic and modern Ferraris listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.