Rare Ferraris to be auctioned as 70th anniversary nears



RM Sothebys is set to auction dozens of Ferrari lots at Pebble Beach and Maranello

2017-08-12 12:00
Ferrari celebrates its 70th birthday in September, and the milestone is set to be marked in typically exuberant fashion as private collectors receive two opportunities to bid for some of the Italian marques rarest models at auction over the coming weeks.
RM Sothebys will auction off the thirteen-strong Ferrari Performance Collection at its Monterey sale during the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance next week, and will also oversee a special Ferrari sale at the carmakers base in Maranello next month.
Most expensive cars sold at auction
The Pebble Beach event features some of the most sought-after Ferrari models in the world, with a 1991 F40, a 2011 599 GTO and a 1983 512 BBi among the many cars offered without reserve at Monterey. Remarkably, all of the lots have been given up for sale by a single owner.


The headline act will no doubt be the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, which is expected to fetch between $8,500,000 6,500,000 and $10,000,000 7,700,000.
Meanwhile at the Maranello event, examples going under the hammer will include a 1955 750 Monza, a 1966 275 GTB, and a Ferrari Enzo from 2004, to name but a few.
For collectors and enthusiasts alike, the sale represents a world-class and singular event, perhaps one of the most significant auctions ever held, said RM Sothebys CEO Rob Myers. We are deeply honoured to hold this distinction.
Below weve picked out a few of our favourites lots from the two auctions. What would you spend your money on if you had some cash to spare?
Ferrari Performance Collection - RM Sothebys Monterey Sale
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti

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Image 2 of 23

Expected to command a price of up to $3,250,000 2,500,000, this exquisite 275 GTB/4 has done 82,577km since new and was the 140th example built by Ferrari.
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

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Image 4 of 23

Heading into the auction without reserve, this 308 GTB from 1976 has a top end estimate of $225,000 175,000, having been the first of 100 examples to be imported into North Africa.
1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

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Image 6 of 23

Ferrari Classiche certified and carrying 20,458 miles on the odometer, this 512 BBi from the early 1980s has been valued at $325,000 250,000.
1991 Ferrari F40

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Image 8 of 23

For some the F40 is the greatest supercar of them all, so no wonder its carrying a top-end estimate of $1,500,000 1,550,000. This example has had two owners since new, and has only done 2,802 miles in nearly three decades of its existence.
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

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Image 10 of 23

Age isnt a prerequisite of a hefty price tag, as this six-year-old 599 GTO demonstrates. Its anticipated that this model - which has done less than 520 miles over its lifespan - will be sold for $800,000 615,000.
Leggenda e Passione - RM Sothebys Maranello Sale
1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti

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Image 12 of 23

Successor the 500 Mondial, the 750 Monza was powered by a more powerful 3.0-litre version of the Mondials 4-cyl engine. It did battle - albeit in vain - with the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in the World Sportscar Championship in 1955, the same year Alberto Ascari lost his life while testing the 750 Monza.
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti

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Image 14 of 23

RM Sothebys claim that the GT/L is the most elegant model of the 250 GT series, and its hard to disagree. This example has just 349 siblings, and has been used sparingly since it was restored to Concours standards in 2006.
1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti

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Image 16 of 23

This beautiful Dino 246 GTS is made even prettier by the Blu Dino Metalizatto paint. With 26,500km on the odometer it isnt the most sparingly used by auction standards, but nonetheless this example has been extremely well maintained and is almost entirely original throughout.
1994 Ferrari 348 GT/C LM

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Image 18 of 23

In 1994, the 348 GT/C LM went to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with hopes of winning the GT2 class. And although three entered the race, only one finished, crossing the line in eleventh place and fourth in class, 31 laps behind the victorious Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.
2004 Ferrari Enzo

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Described as Ferraris first hypercar of the new millennium, this Enzo is finished in Nero black with a matching interior. It has done 21,500km since new, although the auctioneer insists that it has been rigorously maintained over the course of those miles.
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

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RM Sothebys says this car is one of the most compelling models produced while Ferrari was under the leadership of Luca di Montezemolo, although not everyone will agree with such superlatives. 559 examples of the 575 Superamerica were produced, with this particular car undergoing repairs worth 23,000 21,000 in 2016.

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RM Sothebys is set to auction dozens of Ferrari lots at Pebble Beach and Maranello

2017-08-12 12:00
Ferrari celebrates its 70th birthday in September, and the milestone is set to be marked in typically exuberant fashion as private collectors receive two opportunities to bid for some of the Italian marques rarest models at auction over the coming weeks.
RM Sothebys will auction off the thirteen-strong Ferrari Performance Collection at its Monterey sale during the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance next week, and will also oversee a special Ferrari sale at the carmakers base in Maranello next month.
Most expensive cars sold at auction
The Pebble Beach event features some of the most sought-after Ferrari models in the world, with a 1991 F40, a 2011 599 GTO and a 1983 512 BBi among the many cars offered without reserve at Monterey. Remarkably, all of the lots have been given up for sale by a single owner.


The headline act will no doubt be the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, which is expected to fetch between $8,500,000 6,500,000 and $10,000,000 7,700,000.
Meanwhile at the Maranello event, examples going under the hammer will include a 1955 750 Monza, a 1966 275 GTB, and a Ferrari Enzo from 2004, to name but a few.
For collectors and enthusiasts alike, the sale represents a world-class and singular event, perhaps one of the most significant auctions ever held, said RM Sothebys CEO Rob Myers. We are deeply honoured to hold this distinction.
Below weve picked out a few of our favourites lots from the two auctions. What would you spend your money on if you had some cash to spare?
Ferrari Performance Collection - RM Sothebys Monterey Sale
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti

Image 2 of 23
Image 2 of 23

Expected to command a price of up to $3,250,000 2,500,000, this exquisite 275 GTB/4 has done 82,577km since new and was the 140th example built by Ferrari.
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

Image 4 of 23
Image 4 of 23

Heading into the auction without reserve, this 308 GTB from 1976 has a top end estimate of $225,000 175,000, having been the first of 100 examples to be imported into North Africa.
1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

Image 6 of 23
Image 6 of 23

Ferrari Classiche certified and carrying 20,458 miles on the odometer, this 512 BBi from the early 1980s has been valued at $325,000 250,000.
1991 Ferrari F40

Image 8 of 23
Image 8 of 23

For some the F40 is the greatest supercar of them all, so no wonder its carrying a top-end estimate of $1,500,000 1,550,000. This example has had two owners since new, and has only done 2,802 miles in nearly three decades of its existence.
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Image 10 of 23
Image 10 of 23

Age isnt a prerequisite of a hefty price tag, as this six-year-old 599 GTO demonstrates. Its anticipated that this model - which has done less than 520 miles over its lifespan - will be sold for $800,000 615,000.
Leggenda e Passione - RM Sothebys Maranello Sale
1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti

Image 12 of 23
Image 12 of 23

Successor the 500 Mondial, the 750 Monza was powered by a more powerful 3.0-litre version of the Mondials 4-cyl engine. It did battle - albeit in vain - with the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in the World Sportscar Championship in 1955, the same year Alberto Ascari lost his life while testing the 750 Monza.
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti

Image 14 of 23
Image 14 of 23

RM Sothebys claim that the GT/L is the most elegant model of the 250 GT series, and its hard to disagree. This example has just 349 siblings, and has been used sparingly since it was restored to Concours standards in 2006.
1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti

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Image 16 of 23

This beautiful Dino 246 GTS is made even prettier by the Blu Dino Metalizatto paint. With 26,500km on the odometer it isnt the most sparingly used by auction standards, but nonetheless this example has been extremely well maintained and is almost entirely original throughout.
1994 Ferrari 348 GT/C LM

Image 18 of 23
Image 18 of 23

In 1994, the 348 GT/C LM went to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with hopes of winning the GT2 class. And although three entered the race, only one finished, crossing the line in eleventh place and fourth in class, 31 laps behind the victorious Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.
2004 Ferrari Enzo

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Image 20 of 23

Described as Ferraris first hypercar of the new millennium, this Enzo is finished in Nero black with a matching interior. It has done 21,500km since new, although the auctioneer insists that it has been rigorously maintained over the course of those miles.
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

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Image 22 of 23

RM Sothebys says this car is one of the most compelling models produced while Ferrari was under the leadership of Luca di Montezemolo, although not everyone will agree with such superlatives. 559 examples of the 575 Superamerica were produced, with this particular car undergoing repairs worth 23,000 21,000 in 2016.

Joe Holding

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