Gooding Amelia Island March 2nd - 3rd, 2023
Volume 48 Issue 6
Mar 18, 2023
Gooding Amelia Ferraris. 250 GT SWB Spyder California for $18 million? The room was electrified at the result.
250 GT SWB SPYDER CALIFORNIA, S/N 3099 GT (1962). Azzurro metallizzato with natural Connolly leather. Estimate $18 million to $20 million. Completed in February 1962. Equipped with larger 42 DCL6-model carburetors and slightly wider Borrani wire wheels. Displayed on Luigi Chinetti’s stand at the 1962 New York International Auto Show. It was delivered to Ferrari Representatives of California. It remained in the Los Angeles area. Around 1970, it was damaged and sold to Rudi Klein of Porsche Foreign Auto Wrecking. In October 1972, Klein sold it to Betz and Peters who promptly repaired the car. By the early 2000s, Betz and Peters decided to restore it to concours standards. Completed in 2004. Classiche certification in June 2008. 74,360 miles. Lot 164. Sold for $18 million.
250 GT/L, S/N 5215 GT (1963). Burgundy with beige Connolly leather. Estimate $1.8 million to $2.4 million. No reserve. Originally finished in Rosso with nero Connolly leather. Sold new in 1964 through California concessionaire Charles Rezzaghi. It resided in California’s Bay Area for the first 15 years. In 1986, it was sold to Tucson, Arizona, and underwent a bare-metal cosmetic restoration. Following 18 years of ownership, it returned to Northern California in 2004 under new ownership. In 2007 it was treated to a nuts-and-bolts restoration. During this process, the body received a bare-metal repaint in the current burgundy shade. This high-quality restoration was completed in 2009. Acquired by the current caretaker in 2014. Tool roll, owner’s handbooks, Classiche Red Book, and history file. Lot 116. Sold for $1.8 million.
275 GTB/4, S/N 10803 (1967). Blu Scuro with beige leather. Estimate $3.5 million to $4 million. Sold new by Luigi Chinetti Motors to Illinois. In August 1969, it was sold to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and used sparingly while proper maintenance and garage storage were provided. In 1996, the Ferrari went to that owner’s son who drove the car sparingly before preserving the underside and wheels, and placing it onto stands in long-term garage storage. Peter Klutt acquired this 275 GTB/4 in early 2013. Subsequently offered and sold at Gooding & Company’s 2015 Pebble Beach Auction. It has passed through the hands of two collectors with its last owner engaging Motion Products, Inc., to perform a thorough but sensitive mechanical overhaul. Offered with books and factory-original tool roll. 10,800 miles. Lot 150. Sold for $3.52 million.
365 GTB/4, S/N 14907 (1971). Red with beige leather. Estimate $550,000 to $650,000. Ordered new in Marrone Metallizzato (metallic brown) with beige Connolly leather. Optioned with power windows, air-conditioning, and Voxson radio. Sold by Luigi Chinetti Motors to New York on June 1, 1972. The car changed hands a few times until 1985, when then owner presented the car at the 23rd Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, where it was judged 93 points. In 1990, it was acquired by the consignor. Acquired with 13,815 miles in 1990, it has been maintained with extensive documentation spanning three decades. Copies of factory records, concours judging sheets, service invoices, and extensive correspondence in its file. 25,292 miles. Service and detail by Greg Jones Restoration in January 2023. Lot 15. Sold for $599,000.
F512 M, VIN ZFFVG40A3S0101099 (1995). Rosso corsa with beige leather. Estimate $675,000 to $750,000. Number 33 of 75 US-market cars. Sold new through Continental Motors to Illinois. In September 2002, the car was sold to its second owner in Michigan, where it remained for the next 15 years before being acquired by the consignor. A major belt service was performed in July 2022. Recent detail to show-quality standards. Tool kit, accessories, service records, warranty book, and Classiche Red Book. 3,572 miles. Lot 44. Sold for $731,000.
DINO 246 GTS, S/N 08512 (1974). Verde Pino metallizzato with tan leather. Estimate $600,000 to $700,000. Optioned with Borletti air conditioning, radio, and electric windows. Completed on June 26, 1974, among the last Dinos built. Distributed through Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports, Inc., and sold to Wisconsin on April 16, 1975. He retained the Dino until 1977. It passed through several owners until 2008, when it was sold to the owner of Fantasy Junction, who kept the car until 2018. 27,500 miles. Original tool roll, jack kit, protective seat covers, and leather handbook folio, owner’s manual, parts catalogue, sales and service directory, consumer information pamphlet, and stamped warranty and service book. Lot 188. Sold for $967,500.
328 GTS, VIN ZFFXA20A0K0079173 (1989). Blu Chiaro with beige leather. Estimate $150,000 to $180,000. No reserve. First sold to Florida in March 1989. ABS brakes and revised suspension geometry. Classiche certification in 2010. 11,206 miles. Over 25 years of service records with other documentation and factory tool roll. Lot 189. Sold for $207,200.