- The Factory Fresh Collection is a single-owner collection from a Singapore-based enthusiast who also served as the official Ferrari importer for the region
- The collection spans 41 years of automotive history, with many examples showing less than 300 miles on their odometers
- The star of the collection is a Ferrari 512 TR Spider, one of just three produced, with one owner from new and only 570 kilometers on the clock
- The collection features 17 Ferraris, a Bentley, and two Jaguars, including a 1993 Jaguar XJ220 with a mere 46 recorded miles
- More information available at rmsothebys.com
LONDON, ENGLAND – October 9, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s is excited to announce The Factory Fresh Collection, a truly unique selection of Ferraris and other landmark cars, many of which boast incredibly low and delivery-only mileage. The vast majority of machines in the collection have also never been road registered, making them an unrepeatable opportunity for collectors.
The highlight of the collection is the extraordinarily rare 1994 Ferrari 512 TR Spider,just one of three Ferrari 512 TR Spiders built by the Ferrari factory in 1994, and the only 512 TR Spider with Blu Cobalto paintwork and Blu Scuro Connolly leather interior. It is offered from the collection with single ownership and just 570 kilometres on the odometer. Accompanied by copies of the Ferrari service book, technical manual, and a spare key, this example was exhibited at the 70th Anniversary of Ferrari in 1997 and is powered by its matching-numbers 5.0-litre flat-12 engine (Estimate: £2,100,000 – £2,700,000).
Two additional 512 TRs feature in The Factory Fresh Collection; one is a 1992 example finished in the stunning combination of Blu Sera Metallizzato over a Blu Scuro leather interior. Accompanied by a leather folio, sales and service book, and technical manual, this example is estimated between £225,000 – £275,000. There is also another 1992 UK-specification right-hand-drive example with just 3,904 miles on the odometer. It benefits from €43,000 of recent expenditure at Motor Service S.r.l and is estimated to sell for between £260,000 – £320,000.
It would be hard to find another 1990 Ferrari Testarossa that can match the mere 161 kilometres that feature on the odometer of the example offered in the collection. One of just 438 examples configured in right-hand drive, this one-owner car is estimated at £150,000 – £200,000. Sure to attract interest is the 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, one of only 48 built in right-hand drive. Finished in the classic combination of Rosso Corsa over a Nero leather interior, this single-owner example is Classiche certified and has covered a mere 220 kilometres since new(Estimate: £280,000 – £350,000).
A duo of 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fioranos are also on offer. The first is finished in the stunning shade of Grigio Silverstone over a Charcoal interior. Specified with the six-speed ‘F1’ paddle-shift transmission, it will be offered without reserve (Estimate: £150,000 – £180,000). The second example shows just 267 kilometres on the clock, making it arguably one of the lowest-mileage 599s in existence. It is a matching-numbers example and is finished in Grigio Silverstone over a red leather interior(Estimate: £150,000 – £180,000).
Stephan Knobloch, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, EMEA says: ‘This is certainly one of the most remarkable single-owner collections of supercars to have ever been offered in Europe, bringing a selection of cars that feature mileages which in some cases are likely to represent unrepeatable opportunities. We are privileged to have been entrusted with this fine collection and we know that enthusiasts will be excited at what it has to offer.’
Regarded as a great drivers’ car, the 2007 Ferrari F430, which is presented in Rosso Corsa over a Nero leather interior, has just 104 kilometres on the clock and will be offered with an estimate of £125,000 – £175,000. Also available is a 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello with just 132 kilometres on the clock, finished in stunning Argento Nürburgring over Nero leather and is one of just 457 right-hand-drive examples (Estimate: £120,000 – £170,000 GBP). The 2010 Ferrari California is offered with an odometer reading just 79 kilometres and is presented in bright yellow paintwork (Estimate: £100,000 – £150,000).
Going further back in Ferrari’s back catalogue, the collection features three Ferrari 348s, two TSs and one GTB. The no-reserve 1992 Ferrari 348 TS is offered from The Factory Fresh Collection with only 179 kilometres on the clock, and is accompanied by a leather folio, owner’s manual, and service book (Estimate: £130,000 – £160,000). The other no-reserve 1992 Ferrari 348 TS is offered with just 130 kilometres showing on its odometer, and is estimated at £130,000 – £160,000. The 1994 Ferrari 348 GTB—one of just 252 examples built and of a mere 14 made in right-hand drive—boasts just 181 kilometres on the odometer (Estimate: £120,000– £160,000).
Two Ferrari Mondials will feature in the sale; one is a 1992 Ferrari Mondial t Coupé, which is offered with an unbelievable recorded mileage of just one kilometer from new. It is the final evolution of the Mondial, an increasingly popular collector car, and is offered with an estimate of £100,000 – £150,000. This is joined by a 1993 Ferrari Mondial t Cabriolet that is presented with just 254 kilometres and an estimate of £120,000 – £170,000.
The 1983 Ferrari 400i displays a remarkable odometer reading of 2,743 miles. The understated Pininfarina-styled grand tourer is estimated to sell for between £50,000–£80,000. Another star of the collection is a beautiful 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti. Retaining its matching-numbers chassis and engine and finished in its factory-correct exterior shade of Nero, this example is a desirable E-Series variant. Now highly admired by collectors and Ferrari aficionados alike, this example was first imported to the UK through Maranello Concessionaires and was delivered new to official Ferrari dealer Lovett of Marlborough in November 1973 (Estimate: £350,000 – £450,000).
However, it is not just Prancing Horses that feature in the incredible Factory Fresh Collection. A rare and highly desirable 1993 Jaguar XJ220 will also be offered, boasting a remarkable 46 miles on the clock. The car benefits from recommissioning work by model specialist Don Law and is estimated at £375,000 – £425,000. The second Jaguar to feature in the sale is a 1969 E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster. Retaining its matching-numbers chassis and engine, this example is accompanied by a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate and is offered without reserve and with an estimate of £150,000 – £180,000.
The collection is rounded off by a 1991 Bentley Turbo R Drophead Coupé. Finished in black over black, it is one of just two two-door examples ever made and was the result of a Bentley Motors collaboration with the Italian styling giant Pininfarina, with the other having been destined for Brunei. This example benefits from £75,000 of works completed by P&A Wood from 2022 to 2023, bringing it back to showroom condition. It has 741 kilometres on the odometer and is estimated to sell for between £375,000 – £475,000 GBP
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