Rare Ferrari given parking ticket while being pictured in Kensington Mews

Traffic warden putting parking ticket on Ferrari Image copyright Fiskens
Image caption The car had been placed outside its specialist's base when the wardens approached

A rare Ferrari racing car worth about £10m was given a parking ticket after the owners rolled it into a Mews to take some photos.

Historic car specialists Fiskens said they placed the car for a "short time" outside their Kensington headquarters when two traffic wardens approached.

The firm said the wardens were "adamant" the 45-year-old vehicle should be given a £120 fine.

Kensington and Chelsea Council said it was "issued as it would in any case".

Acquisition specialist Rory Henderson said the company were always "super-careful" not to obstruct others who use the Mews when moving their vehicles around.

A council spokesman said the photographer agreed to move the Ferrari but "no attempt was made" within the "statutory five-minute observation period".

Image copyright Fiskens
Image caption The 12 cylinder, five litre racing car was first sold in April 1970

The car, a 1970 Ferrari 512M, is still in working condition and was recently raced at the Le Mans Classic.

According to Fiskens, it has a "remarkable history" having been raced in the 1970 and 1971 Le Mans races.

In 1977, it set a new record after Robert Horne drove the car 192mph over a flying mile.

Fiskens call it "a superb example of one of Maranello's finest sports competition cars".

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Image caption Fiskens say the area has a long tradition for the sale of historic classic cars

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