Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a Private Collection and a Limited-Edition Supercar: RM Sotheby’s Announces Early Consignments for Monterey 2023

RM Sotheby’s returns to Monterey for the 26th time with the announcement ofnotable early consignments including the iconic Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a significant private collection of rare European-designed cars, and a coveted 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition finished in one of Ford’s most iconic race liveries

  • Delivered new to Hollywood for motoring icon Steve McQueen, the famous 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti will cross the block in Monterey
  • A 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition, one of just three delivered new to Canada, this supercar will cross the block in Monterey having covered fewer than 785 km (~488 mi) at time of cataloguing
  • Six rare European-designed cars, offered from a discerning Private Collection, highlighted by a 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster and a 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina, will also go under the hammer in Monterey

BLENHEIM, CANADA – April 13, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s is set to make a thrilling return to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel for their 26th Monterey Auction, with a lineup of major consignments that include the iconic Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a private collection boasting six stunning cars of European design, and a coveted 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition. After last year’s $239M record-breaking sale, the auction house promises additional significant consignments to be announced in the coming months.

Early Auction Highlights

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti – Delivered new to Hollywood for motoring icon Steve McQueen, this Ferrari was owned by McQueen for more than four years. Restored to McQueen’s specifications from 2010 to 2013 by Ferrari Classiche, this desirable late-production example built with long-nose body configuration has been exhibited in Maranello’s Museo Ferrari and at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. The subject of numerous feature magazine articles, it presents a unique opportunity to own an exceptional example of an iconic Ferrari GT with full Ferrari endorsement and unsurpassed Hollywood history (Estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000).

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti – The 49th of 121 examples built, this example is faithfully presented in the original factory color scheme as one of two cars finished in Nero over Beige Scuro color combination. Certified with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book, this beautifully presented example of Maranello’s rare open tourer continues to benefit from a comprehensive restoration completed in 2000, was a platinum Award winner at the 2013 Cavallino Classic, and was presented at the 2018 Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance (Estimate: $2,800,000 – $3,200,000).

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition – A wonderful homage to the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona-winning #98 Ford GT40 Mk II piloted by legendary drivers Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby, this 2021 Ford GT is one of just three such Heritage Editions delivered new to Canada.Coveted by many but only owned by a select few, these Heritage Edition GTs were the exclusive purview of Ford’s highest echelon of company VIPs. This one-owner example, having covered fewer than 785 km (~488 mi) at time of cataloguing, offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of Ford’s legendary supercars in a rarely seen specification(Estimate: $1,100,000 – $1,500,000). 

Offered from a Private Collection

a Private Collection - RM Sotheby's Monterey 2023

From the rare and incredibly significant 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster, one of only three ever made for the German national racing team, to the striking 1956 Chrysler 300B Coupe Speciale by Boano personally commissioned by the legendary Gianni Agnelli, this collection boasts exceptional provenance, meticulous restorations, and multiple awards. With each vehicle in museum-quality condition, these cars represent the pinnacle of automotive craftsmanship and history.

1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster – One of three specially configured examples supplied to the German national racing team, this Special Competition Roadster is one of the most significant BMW competition cars ever offered at auction. The example boasts 52 years of single-family ownership and has been forensically restored to its as-raced 1939 configuration. With its remarkable provenance and winning pedigree granting irrefutable eligibility to many of the world’s most exclusive concours and road rallies, 85335 would be a marvelous, eminently usable addition to any finely curated collection which celebrates BMW, Le Mans, or other significant pre-war sports cars (Estimate: $1,900,000 – $2,900,000).

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina – One of 35 examples built and one of 27 featuring Pinin Farina’s beautiful series coachwork, this two-time Platinum Award winner at the Cavallino Classic boasts a comprehensive mechanical restoration and former ownership by very distinguished collectors and has been fitted with a properly specified Type 112 engine newly built by Ferrari Classiche. Still arresting in the handsome livery of midnight blue over tan, this striking Europa GT offers further exhibition opportunities or may be enjoyed in touring events (Estimate: $1,400,000 – $1,800,000).

1956 Chrysler 300B Coupe Speciale by Boano – One of only two Boano creations built upon an American chassis with an American powertrain, this example was personally commissioned by Italian industrial titan and style icon Gianni Agnelli. It boasts remarkable provenance and benefits from a meticulously cared-for restoration in champagne gold with English Hunt Club Green leather roof over an English Ivory interior with green accents. Awarded 2nd in Class at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance; Best of Show, 2021 Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday and 2021 Ocean Reef Vintage Weekend; and Best in Class, 2022 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, this 300B by Boano is suited to a caretaker possessing cultivated taste (Estimate: $950,000 – $1,250,000).

Other cars offered from the Private Collection include a 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d’Este Coupe by Touring—one of approximately 36 examples built, it boasts a 2021 restoration by Rizza Classic in Italy, managed by noted Alfa Romeo 6C expert Raoul San Giorgi (Estimate: $825,000 – $925,000); a 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet by Pinin Farina, the ultimate development of the legendary Alfa Romeo 6C with documented history from new, including 52 years under the care of one Verona, Italy family (Estimate: $650,000 – $750,000); and a sought-after 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT Coupe Series 4—a wonderfully restored example of one of the finest post-war gran turismos (Estimate: $200,000 – $250,000).

“We achieved an absolutely exceptional result in Monterey last year with over $239 million in sales, and our team is determined to keep the excitement for 2023 high with our first Monterey consignments. We’re thrilled to announce the former Steve McQueen 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 as our first major consignment, a perfect car to kickstart the coming lineup. But that’s just the beginning, as we’ve also secured a private collection of exceptional cars, including the historically significant 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster. In addition, we have some modern supercars coming, like the 2021 Heritage Edition Ford GT—the diversity of our offerings is one of the many reasons why our auctions are so highly attended. Our team is committed to bringing only the best of the best, and we’re confident that this year’s auction will be no exception, with cars from all eras. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in the coming months.” Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s



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