For Ferrari enthusiasts, the RM Sotheby’s Leggenda e Passione auction on September 9 will be one of the most significant events not just of this year but possibly of the whole century so far.<br>

It’s being held in Ferrari’s home town of Maranello in the 70th anniversary year of the company first building a car under its own name, and everything on sale is either a Ferrari or a piece of memorabilia associated with the brand. The minimum estimate for many of the cars is well in excess of $1 million.<br>

Here is a selection of the finest cars in chronological order of build date from 1950 to 2012.

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