BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA – July 12, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
- RM Sotheby’s continues its Monterey sale momentum as it announces the addition of 13 Ferraris from a single owner, offered almost entirely without reserve
- Ferrari Performance Collection headlined by a Platinum Award-winning 1961 250 GT SWB and a 1967 275 GTB/4 at RM’s flagship two-day Monterey sale, 18-19 August
- Additional highlights include a low-mileage 1991 F40, joined by a 481-mile 2011 599 GTO and a 1984 512 BBi that has covered just 553 miles
- The one-owner group represents over 50 years of Ferrari road car history
- Updated list of entries for Monterey sale available at www.rmsothebys.com
The beautifully restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta headlines RM Sotheby’s single-owner Ferrari Performance Collection
RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce that it will auction 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris as part of its flagship Monterey sale, 18-19 August, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance motoring week. Spanning over 50 years of Ferrari’s rich heritage, all cars boast low-mileage, carefully maintained status, coming directly from a single-owner collection.
Dubbed the Ferrari Performance Collection, the group is headlined by a concours-level restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta—one of the last Ferraris made that was eligible to be raced at events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans with little or no modification in period, and one of the most iconic road cars produced. Chassis no. 2985, a GT variant, is the 110th of 165 ever built. Benefitting from Ferrari Classiche certification and with notable history, including a Platinum award at Cavallino in 2016, the SWB is expected to fetch $8,500,000 – $10,000,000 next month.
Joining the 250 GT SWB is another respected and famed Sixties Ferrari road car, a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti, chassis no. 10147. Imported to the USA in 1967, and presented in factory-correct Rosso over Pelle Nera with matching-numbers status, this example is complete with original tool roll, handbook and Ferrari Classiche certification ($2,750,000 – $3,250,000).
The sumptuous 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti is another star of the Ferrari Performance Collection coming to RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in August
Other entries in the collection include a lightweight, competition-focused, aluminium-bodied 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT. With a mere 152 206 GTs constructed in total—compared to almost 3,800 246 GT/GTS variants—this car is one of just 51 produced in 1969. Making its way from Europe in 2014 and remaining in the U.S. since, chassis no. 00362 is offered with an original set of books ($650,000 – $750,000).
Enthusiasts of modern performance will undoubtedly be drawn to the two-owner, 2,800-mile 1991 Ferrari F40, chassis no. 87895. One of just 213 U.S.-specification F40s ever produced, complete with luggage, tools, books, its original invoice and in exemplary condition, it will cross the block with an estimate of $1,300,000 – $1,500,000 (offered without reserve). Joining the F40 is another high-performance, modern supercar, a 2011 599 GTO, chassis no. 175165, which has been driven a mere 481 miles in its life and is resplendent in quintessential Rosso Corsa over black interior ($700,000 – $800,000, offered without reserve).
The two-owner, 2800-mile Ferrari F40 set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey stage as part of the Ferrari Performance Collection
No road-going Ferrari collection would be complete without a Ferrari 512 BBi, of which the Ferrari Performance Collection has two. Leading the pair, and following the low-mileage theme, is a 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi, which was imported to the USA from new and has covered just 553 miles. Collecting many Concours-related silverware including the 2006 Coppa GT, Platinum and Coppa Bella Macchina awards from the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting at Chantilly, this car, chassis no. 48723, has an enviable history file and with such low mileage, is estimated to bring $375,000 – $450,000 (offered without reserve).
A full list of entries in the Ferrari Performance Collection:
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta – Est. $8,500,000 – $10,000,000
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti – Est. $2,750,000 – $3,250,000
1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Est. $650,000 – $750,000
1991 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1,300,000 – $1,500,000 (Offered without reserve)
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – Est. $700,000 – $800,000 (Offered without reserve)
1984 Ferrari 512 BBi – Est. $375,000 – $450,000 (Offered without reserve)
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Est. $375,000 – $450,000 (Offered without reserve)
2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider – Est. $350,000 – $400,000 (Offered without reserve)
1984 Ferrari 512 BBi – Est. $275,000 – $325,000 (Offered without reserve)
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale – Est. $275,000 – $325,000 (Offered without reserve)
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Est. $250,000 – $300,000 (Offered without reserve)
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’ – Est. $175,000 – $225,000 (Offered without reserve)
1989 Ferrari 328 GTS – Est. $90,000 – $120,000 (Offered without reserve)
Led by the recently announced Aston Martin DBR1/1, RM Sotheby’s 2017 Monterey sale features another superlative group of 100 of the world’s finest and most sought-after automobiles, offered amongst a week of thrilling automotive activities. For further information on RM’s Monterey sale, along with an updated list of entries, please visit www.rmsothebys.com. To discuss limited consignment opportunities with an RM Sotheby’s specialist, please call +1 519 352 4575.
Photo Information (all images credited to Theodore W. Pieper © 2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)
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Source: RM Sotheby’s