5845 64/feb
Ferrari 250 LM, RHD
motore tipo 210, no. interno 6LM
China red/panno blu
Drogo long nose, side windows with frames
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
64 - Gotfrid Koechert, Vienna, A  
64/jun/28   Grosser Bergpreis Oesterreich Gotfrid Koechert #1  
64/aug/02 2nd IC 4'13"2 1. Olympia Bergrennen zur Axamer Lizum Gotfrid Koechert #20  
64/aug/30 19th OA Sierre Montana-Crans hillclimb Gotfrid Koechert #71
64 - crashed by Koechert on the way back to his home in Austria coming from the Sierra Montana-Crans hillclimb in Switzerland. Repaired at factory. Repainted in dark red (Rosso)
65/aug/22 1st OA Austrian GP Sports Car race, Zeltweg Jochen Rindt #10 AMS 19/65 p90
- N.A.R.T. entry
65/sep/19   Grosser Bergpreis Oesterreich, Gaisberg Gotfrid Koechert #1  
- N.A.R.T. sticker on rear
65/late- returned to factory and temporaly stored in Maranello
65/late - N.A.R.T., Greenwich, CT, USA
65/late - Arthur W. Swanson, Roxbury, MA, USA - Squadra Bardahl - repainted white/blue stripe "G36 958"
66/mar/26 dnf
lap 70
12h Sebring Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
66/apr/25 dnf 1000km Monza Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
#22 250LM p67
66/may/08 dnf Targa Florio Arthur Swanson/Robert Ennis #170
66 Italian hillclimb #400
66/jun/05 dns 1000km Nürburgring Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
66/jun/18 wdn 24h Le Mans Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
66/jul/17 dns 500km Mugello Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
67/apr/25 13th OA 7th IC 1000km Monza Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
67/may/28 dns 1000km Nuerburgring Arthur Swanson/
Robert Ennis
67/mid - serviced by factory and then Scaglietti short nose replaced by Piero Drogo’s Carrozzeria Sports Cars in Modena with long nose
72 - Najarian Auto Sport, USA
72 - converted for road use, dashboard covered with leather, sliding windows replaced with wind-up windows, seat belts and carpets added. Code on seat belts
74 - Daniel Kingsford, Boston, MA, USA - repainted red 250LM p113 "529 RJG"
74/sep - Hisashi Okada, NY, NY, USA via Stan Nowak in trade for his 330TRI/LM s/n 0808 ( which went to Pierre Bardinon, F) 250LM p112 CaS 8/08 p45
74 - road registered by Okada on New York license plates: "250LM"
74/sep FCA Concours & pic-nic meeting, Old Westbury Gardens, CT Hisashi Okada
92 - Kakefu, J - never used  
92/mar/21-22 - NS - World Vintage Car Tokyo auction - highbid $1,494,000.-  
.. - rough and battered throughout, held together with duct tape  
92 - Tomo Utsuki, J - never used  
92 - Berlinetta Motors, J - never used
92 - Vintage Garage, J - never used
92 - MJM International, J - never used
93/aug - S - Pebble Beach auction - $950,000.-  
93/aug - Don Williams, Danville, CA, USA - never used
95 - Mark J. Smith & Gerald Bowes, PA, USA - asking $2.75mio "7100 (PA)"
00 - Rob Myers, CDN of RM fame
00/aug - displayed & offered at the Doubletree Hotel, Monterey, CA, USA
02/may/23-26 display FCA National Concours, L.A., class 16 Rob Myers
02/may/24-26 - displayed during the RM Auction at Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Completely original and unrestored. Engine number on boss over stamped 1584 instead of 5845. Original engine number of 5845 can be seen underneath upper stamping. Still with correct internal 6/LM and gearbox  3. Under the steering column are several scrutineering tags from the Italian Automobile Club and various race organizers
02/sep/05 - Jean Guikas, Marseille, F - GTC - 1307GT & 4271 were part exchange  
05/aug - offered by Jean Guikas' GTC Sarl., Marseille, F C148 p101
07/feb - still offered by Jean Guikas' GTC Sarl., Marseille, F C157 p73
07/feb/-16-25 - displayed at Retromobile, Paris, F by GTC
08/may/18 - S - RM's Maranello auction - €4.51mio incl. buyer's prem. ($6,979,225) C166 p96
08/may/18 - ............, ARG


We would like to thank Jean Guikas for helping us to complete the history of 5845. Below you will find his remarks about the condition of 5845:



Since the service of the car by the factory in 1967, 5845 has been very little used by the successive owners. Only Mr. Okada has used the car in New York for a very few miles and after he sold the car in 1992, 5845 was never used again.

After a very careful inspection in September 2002, we found 5845 to be in totally original condition, very dirty but complete 100% with the original engine numero interno 6LM and the original gearbox numero interno 3.

The body is completely original with the exception of the front lights modified by Mr. Okada.

After cleaning the fuel tanks and carburettors and a change of plugs, the engine was running perfectly despite the 35 years without a big service.

Considering the excellent original condition of this unrestored 250LM, we decided to restore the car trying to keep the originality of this car.

Engine, gearbox, suspensions, brakes, fuel tanks, radiators, dashboard, interior, electrical system have been taken apart for major service, and the car sent to our body shop in order to be stripped to bare metal, removing the body from the chassis, removing the long nose from the body and fitting the original short nose bought in Lugano still showing the original Scaglietti sticker !!! (because Jean Guikas realized that the car was never raced with the long nose but always with a short nose, he has decided to put the car back to  the original short nose version if it was possible to find anywhere an original Scaglietti spare short nose - we have been very lucky to find an original Scaglietti short nose, brand new, never used, purchased from Scaglietti directly by a Swiss gentleman who after seeing the photos of the car today and in the period, accepted to sell us his original short nose) and repainted in the dark red color which was the color of the car when Jochen Rindt won the Grand Prix of Austria in 1965.

We gave very strict orders to our mechanic and our body shop to keep the car completely original, without changing any parts of the body. Concerning the mechanical rebuilt, the engine has being opened and the valves, valve seats, valve guides, piston rings, bearings and all the fuel, oil, water and brake hoses, camshafts, changed.

The car today looks exactly as it was in Austria in 1965, not over-restored and all the important Ferrari Collectors who saw the car since the end of the restoration found this car to be an example…

The restoration cost was about 250 000 EUROS and the duration was 7 months.


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