Million- Dollar Cars at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 Auction


1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione – Ravi Angard ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The following 20 cars on offer a the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale have estimates exceeding a million dollars:

Year Car Estimate (€)
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione 8,500,000 – 10,000,000
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider 7,500,000 – 9,500,000
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina 4,700,000 – 5,500,000
1955 Ferrari 750 Monza 3,400,000 – 3,800,000
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO 3,250,000 – 4,000,000
2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 3,000,000 – 4,000,000
1994 Ferrari 333 SP 2,800,000 – 3,300,000
1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé by Vignale 2,800,000 – 3,200,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy 2,400,000 – 2,800,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider 2,100,000 – 2,600,000
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS 1,800,000 – 2,200,000
2004 Ferrari Enzo 1,800,000 – 2,000,000
1997 Ferrari F50 1,625,000 – 1,850,000
1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II 1,600,000 – 2,300,000
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta 1,500,000 – 1,800,000
1969 Ferarri 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy 1,400,000 – 1,700,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 1,350,000 – 1,650,000
1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupé by Touring 1,100,000 – 1,500,000
2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta 1,100,000 – 1,400,000
1989 Ferrari F40 950,000 – 1,100,000
Top Cars on Offer at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 Auction

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti
Ravi Angard ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti, chassis 2163 GT, estimate €8.500.000 – €10.000.000, is the only car on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale in Maranello with the potential to sell for more than $10 million. Gooding sold one at Pebble Beach 2016 for $13.5 million but several others failed to reach reserve margins at recent auctions.

The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is one of 46 alloy-bodied examples built in 1960 and was the 39th of 74 competition SWBs and 45th of a total 165 SWB cars built. This car was not raced in period leaving its chassis and body in very good original condition but the engine is a correct replacement fitted during the 1970s.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti
Darin Schnabel ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The second most-expensive car at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale is likely to be the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti, chassis 1503 GT, with an estimate of €7.500.000 – €9.500.000, which is near what was achieved by the model at auctions in recent years. A rare competition version could cost double.

This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider was the 35th of only 50 LWB California Spiders built and is a matching numbers example in a fully restored condition. It won 35 concours awards between 1988 and 1992 but was only shown at the XII Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in 2003 where it won a platinum award.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina
Darin Schnabel ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, chassis 0791 GT, estimate €4.700.000 – €5.500.000, was the 14th of 40 Series I cabriolets built with Pinin Farina coachwork. Originally, these cabriolets were more expensive than the Scaglietti-bodied California Spiders. The car on offer is in the correct white over blue but the engine is a period-correct rather than original engine. Gooding sold a similar car for just below $5 million at Pebble Beach 2017.

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti
©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti, chassis 0534 M, estimate €3.400.000 – €3.800.000, is the most-expensive racing car on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale. The car was raced in period in Italy, Cuba and Venezuela with its most significant result first in class at the Premio Ciudad Ojeda in 1959. As an active racing car, the vehicle was changed and developed and not as it left the factory. It has its original gearbox but the engine is a period-replacement rebuilt unit. The car participated in the Mille Miglia Storica four times in the last decade.

Million-Dollar Cars at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017

Twenty of the cars on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale in Maranello have lower estimates of above a million dollar – all worthy but a few worth looking out for:

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, estimate €3,250,000 to €4,000,000, is one of only 272 cars built of only the second Ferrari model to wear the GTO moniker. Ferrari 288 GTO prices have been hard to predict at recent auctions – some very strong results were achieved but the sole 288 GTO on offer during Monterey week 2017 attracted hardly any bidding despite a lower estimate of only $1.8 million.

The 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale should be helped by its excellent original condition. It has covered only 729 km from new and had the same owner since 1993. Describing the car as one of only 19 “lightweight” examples that were ordered without radio or power windows may be pushing it a bit.

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Sample: Actual car sold will have a unique design –
Courtesy of Ferrari S.p.A

The most-expensive new car in the sale will be the 210th 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta that Ferrari will sell for charity. It will sport a unique color scheme that will only be revealed at the sale. The estimate of €3.000.000 – €4.000.000 looks somewhat unambitious: in 2016 RM Sotheby’s sold the 500th LaFerrari in a charity sale for $7 million and at Monterey 2017 a low-mileage standard LaFerrari at Mecum attracted an unsuccessful $4 million bid.

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti
©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinettas only rarely achieve results in excess of a million dollars but the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti, estimate €1.400.000 – €1.700.000, that will be on offer without reserve at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale is one of the rare cars with such million-dollar potential.

This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy, chassis 12653, is considered to be the only road-going alloy 365 GTB/4 Daytona in existence – five others were made for competition. This car has been in Japan since 1971 and has been hidden for the past four decades – parked near a building site judged by the amount of dirt on the vehicle. It is in a complete and highly original condition but like a barn find will require a comprehensive restoration that will add considerably more than just auction premium to the hammer price.

1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupé by Touring

1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe by Touring
Darin Schnabel ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
The oldest car in the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale is the 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupé by Touring, estimate €1.100.000 – €1.500.000. This car was the first of only 25 produced on the 195 chassis and one of only three fitted with Touring coachwork. The car is fully restored and was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2008, was awarded a Platinum award at the 2009 Cavallino Classic and was then shown at The Quail in 2010.

Other Interesting Lots at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 Sale

A few further noteworthy lots at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 2017 sale include:

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
Chris Lawrence ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

A rather unique 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia, estimate €250.000 – €350.000, will be offered without reserve. This custom camouflage paint design 458 Italia was produced by Ferrari’s Tailor Made department for Lapo Elkann, Fiat heir and grandson of Gianni Agnelli. He had the camouflage theme extended to the engine bay and interior of the car.

Peace signs replaced prancing horses on the front wings.

Lapo Elkann retained the car until it was sold for €1 million in a charity sale at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala dinner during the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Interior 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Peace 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Engine

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia rear

Ferrari 812 Superfast Wind Tunnel Model

Ferrari 812 Superfast Wind Tunnel Model, Scale 1:2
© Ferrari S.p.A. – Andrea Giovanelli/LaPresse
Another interesting lot is the Ferrari 812 Superfast Wind Tunnel Model, Scale 1:2, estimate €280.000 – €320.000. It may sell for more than some of the cheaper Ferraris in the sale.

This half-size model is made mostly of carbon fibre and was used in the wind tunnel to improve downforce without adding unnecessary drag.

It weights around 200 kg.

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