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If you wanted, we could tell you all about the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione. We could bore with specs about its short wheelbase, its 290-horsepower, 295cc SOHC V-12 engine fed by three Weber 40 DCE/6 carburetors, and how it passes power to the rear wheels via an advanced 4-speed synchromesh gearbox. But some things -- cars especially, and this car especially especially -- must be experienced in person. They must be seen, touched, smelled, driven.

The seeing, the touching, and the smelling can be done at the RM Auctions Arizona car sale preview Thursday, where the Ferrari, some Lamborghinis, a Shelby Mustang or two, and more will be on display. The driving you'll have to do after you buy the thing at Friday auction. That is, if you have the $4 million or $5 million it's estimated to be worth.

Thu., Jan. 17, 10 a.m.; Fri., Jan. 18, 11 a.m., 2013


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