An ultra-rare 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione from the collection of racing school magnate Skip Barber is expected to fetch up to $4.5 million at RM Auctions’ Monterey sale on Aug. 19 – 20.

Only 42 examples were built; the model on offer has a rich racing history over the decades including string finishes at the 1000 kms of Montlhéry, Monza “Coppa Saint’Ambroeus” and Tour de Corse.

A rare Ferrari from the collection of Skip Barber, expected to fetch up to $4.5 million from RM Auctions

The Scaglietti-built SWB is considered by many to be Ferrari’s last true dual purpose Grand Turismo.

A car that was “driven by its owner to the circuit, had its luggage removed and race numbers applied and was then raced and collected trophies before the girlfriend and bags were re-installed and driven back home,” in the words of one automotive historian.

Sounds like a perfect day to us….

[via JamesList]

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