Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee 2023 - January 4th through 15th
Volume 48 Issue 2
Jan 22, 2023
Mecum's multi-day auction realized mixed results for Ferrari cars.
275 GTB/4, S/N 9565 (1967). Rosso corsa with black interior. Estimate $2.25 million to $2.6 million. No reserve. Originally nero with orange leather seats and red carpets. Delivered new to Verona, Italy. Subsequently exported to the United States. Shown at the 1990 FCA National Concours at Watkins Glen, and again in 1991, at the Washington FCA National Concours. Part of the Rick Grant Collection since 1999. Displayed at the 1999 Cavallino Classic and participated in the track event at Moroso Motorsports Park. Displayed again at the 2003 Cavallino Classic earning an Argento Award. Borrani wire wheels. 82,395 km. Lot K148.1. Sold for $2.97 million.
275 GTB/4, S/N 10263 (1967). Argento Metallizzato with nero Connolly leather interior. Delivered new to German importer Auto Becker. Matching numbers drivetrain. Classiche Red Book. Two-year restoration completed in 2000 by Piet Roelofs in Holland. Imported to the United States in 2002. Shown at Concourso Italiano in 2003 and 2004. Exported to Germany in 2007 and displayed at the Classic Expo in Salzburg, Austria. Returned to the United States in 2017. Sorted by Dugan Enterprises in 2022. Borrani wire wheels. Tool kit. Owner’s manual and books. Lot S138. Not sold at $2.9 million.
275 GTB/4 NART Spyder Conversion, S/N 10743 (1967). Metallic silver gray with red leather interior. Originally finished in Giallo Fly with nero interior. Exported to the United States in the 1970s. Converted by Richard Straman in 1979. The full roof, unfinished when converted into the spyder, will be shipped to the winning bidder. Extensive restoration in 1994. Mechanicals were sorted by Patrick Ottis. Shown at the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Lot S168.1. Not sold at $2.9 million.
330 GTC, S/N 10889 (1968). Red with black leather, red carpet. Estimate $450,000 to $650,000. No reserve. New to Auto Becker in Germany. Eventually exported to the United States, where it joined the Rick Grant Collection. Electric windows, Borrani wire wheels. Lot K149. Sold for $412,500.
330 GTS, S/N 11085 (1968). Rosso corsa with black leather interior. Estimate $1 million - $1.2 million. No reserve. Originally Rosso Cina (China Red) with beige leather interior. A late-production example delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors. Blaupunkt radio, electric windows, Borrani wire wheels. Fascinating dash plaque from Germany’s Scuderia Hanseat driving school, engraved with the name Otto C. Winzen. Winzen contributed to the American space program during the 1950s and 1960s. From the Rick Grant Collection. Lot K149.1. Sold for $1.6 million.
365 GTB/4, S/N 14453 (1971). Fly yellow with tan interior. Estimate $600,000 to $750,000. No reserve. Daytona seats with nero stripes, factory air conditioning, power windows. Delivered to Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors and sold new to Francisco Mir’s Service and Diagnosis. It was later sold to Las Vegas, and Studio City, California, before it was purchased by Robert and Margie Petersen, of the Petersen Museum, in 2002. The subject of a ground-up restoration in 1995. Gold Award at the 1997 Concorso Italiano and a Platinum Award at the 1998 Concorso Italiano. Also a People’s Choice Award at the 2003 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It joined the Rick Grant Collection in 2015. Lot K150. Sold for $715,000.
512 BBi, VIN ZFFJA09B000043263 (1982). Rosso corsa with crema leather, Bordeaux piping, dark red dash, rosso carpets. Delivered to Belgian importer Francorchamps. Classiche certification. Owner’s manual, tool kit, jack kit. 7,100 miles. Lot S75. Not sold at $300,000.
TESTAROSSA, VIN ZFFSA17A4G0065939 (1986). Rosso corsa with crema interior. No reserve. Early production example with the driver’s side “flying mirror” and single-bolt 16” knock-off wheels. From the Rick Grant Collection. 9,612 miles. Lot K150.1. Sold for $192,500.
TESTAROSSA, VIN ZFFSG17A9H0068285 (1987). Rosso corsa with tan leather interior. Tubi exhaust. Recent major engine-out service and clutch replacement. Two owner car, clean Carfax. Original books, manuals, tool kit with jack and knock-off hammer, second set of keys. 30,120 miles. Lot S56. Sold for $176,000.
512 TR, VIN ZFFLG40A3P0096162 (1993). Rosso corsa with tan Connolly leather interior. Estimate $400,000 - $450,000. A one-owner car. Engine-out service in 2022 by an authorized Ferrari dealer. Factory tools and books, six-piece luggage set. Lot S157. Sold for $462,000.
ENZO FERRARI, VIN ZFFCW56AX30134948 (2003). Argento Nürburgring with nero interior. Estimate $3.5 million to $3.7 million. Cavallinos embossed on headrests, interior lined in carbon fiber. Scuderia shields. Bridgestone Potenza tires on silver alloy wheels. 7,334 miles. Lot S175. Not sold at $3.1 million.
SUPERAMERICA F1, VIN ZFFGT61AX50143109 (2005). Red with tan leather interior. Estimate $250,000 to $300,000. GTC Package. Daytona seats, Cavallinos stitched on headrests in red, carbon fiber trim, leather rear wall, yellow tach. High-power hi-fi sound system with 6-disc CD changer, shields, fire extinguisher, battery charger. Carbon ceramic brakes, red calipers, modular 19” wheels. Prior salvage title in Illinois. Total loss due to right front fender and wheel replacement. 324 miles. Lot K170. Sold for $275,000.
812 SUPERFAST N-LARGO, VIN ZFF83CLA5J0234802 (2018). Matte copper with nero interior. Carbon fiber driving zone + LEDs, Alcantara headliner, aluminum tach. One of 18 factory-built Novitec carbon fiber widebody, with Novitec race exhaust, carbon front splitter, rear diffuser and wing. 21” and 22” Novitec staggered center-lock wheels in black, shields, carbon fiber door sills. 5,600 miles. Lot S172.1. Not sold at $525,000.
812 GTS, VIN ZFF97CMA8M0263996 (2021). Giallo Tristrato with nero leather. Estimate $700,000 to $800,000. Daytona-style seats with yellow stitching including Cavallinos on headrests, yellow safety belts, dual-zone climate control, Infotelematic digital audio system, silver dedication plate and carbon fiber inner door handles, driver-zone trim, kick sill and dashboard inserts, and central bridge with Dreamline accents. Shields, front and rear parking sensors, black brake calipers, black 10-spoke wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. 138 miles. Lot S159. Not sold at $650,000.
246 GTS, S/N 05966 (1973). Rosso corsa with tan leather. Estimate $650,000 to $700,000. Daytona seats with black stripes, factory air conditioning, power windows, Becker Europa radio. Michelin XWX radial tires, Cromodora wheels. Documentation of its restoration completed by Coachwerks Restoration in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Factory jack. Lot S158. Not sold at $525,000.
308 GTS, S/N 26509 (1978). Silver with red interior. 16” wheels. Tool kit. 37,420 miles. Lot W33. Not sold at $62,000.
308 GTSi, VIN ZFFAA02AXB0035849 (1981). Yellow with black leather. New front condenser for A/C. Updated suspension, new sway bar bushings and new control arm bushings. Cromodora wheels with Dunlop SP60 tires. Recently detailed. Ferrari car cover. West Coast car. Clean Carfax. Lot W271. Not sold at $61,000.
308 GTSi, VIN ZFFAA02A2C0040173 (1982). Azzurro with tan leather. Estimate $100,000 to $125,000. Owner’s manual. 27,300 miles. Lot S237. Not sold at $70,000.
328 GTS, VIN ZFFXA20AXG0060329 (1986). Red with black interior. Tool kit. Lot E286. Not sold at $75,000.
328 GTS, VIN ZFFXA20A0H0070899 (1987). Black with black interior. Tool kit. Books and records. Lot W34. Not sold at $65,000.
328 GTS, VIN ZFFXA20A8K0081527 (1989). Bianco Avus with tan leather. Estimate $60,000 to $85,000. No reserve. Tan carpets, Alpine CD player. Italian flag stripes. Dr. Gary Waddington of Scottsdale, Arizona, bought the car in 1994. Waddington owned the car for more than 20 years from 1994-2015. Part of the Okoboji Museum Collection from 2015-2017. Part of the Rick Grant Collection since 2017. Service and maintenance receipts dating back to 1994. 66,995 miles. Lot L142.1. Sold for $90,200.
F40, VIN ZFFMN34A9N0092189 (1992). Rosso corsa with red and gray interior. Estimate $3.7 million to $4 million. Tubi exhaust system, crated factory exhaust system is included. Completed January 10, 1992, and reportedly seen on the F40 assembly line by expert Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Classiche Red Book. Original books in a leather case and tool roll. Detailed service history including an engine and gearbox restoration completed January 26, 2022. 10,994 miles. Lot S156. Sold for $3.14 million.
355 F1 SPIDER, VIN ZFFXR48A3X0115079 (1999 USA model). Giallo Modena with nero leather interior. Bianco stitching, AM/FM/cassette factory radio with CD changer. 18” factory magnesium wheels with black brake calipers, rear Challenge grille. Major engine-out service performed April 2021 at 9,370 miles. Extensive service receipts. Owner’s manual in leather case, factory tool kit, original inflator kit. 9,700 miles. Lot S74. Sold for $88,000.
360 MODENA F1, VIN ZFFYR51A4X0117833 (1999). Silver with black interior. Daytona seats, shields, Challenge style rear grille. California car. Recent service in August 2021. Clean Carfax. 36,900 miles. Lot L86. Not sold at $80,000.
360 SPIDER, VIN ZFFYT53A810122720 (2001). Argento Nürburgring with dark red leather. Estimate $60,000 to $80,000. No reserve. Black top, aluminum wheels, red brake calipers. Professionally wrapped Xpel clear protection. Lot K187.1. Sold for $77,000.
CALIFORNIA 2+2, VIN ZFF65LJA8A0170386 (2010). Giallo Modena with rosso leather interior. Estimate $160,000 to $180,000. Special order with power Daytona bucket seats, yellow piping, red dashboard, steering wheel and carpets, Navigation, yellow tach. Yellow brake calipers, shields, front and rear parking sensors, black exhaust tips. Owner’s manual, extra key. 4,698 miles. Lot F221. Sold for $140,250.
CALIFORNIA T, VIN ZFF77XJA7H0219349 (2017). Rosso corsa with nero interior. No reserve. Daytona-style seats with red stripes, red stitching including Cavallinos on headrests, carbon fiber interior trim, AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM radio, Navigation. Black roof, shields, parking assist, MagneRide dual-mode suspension, yellow calipers, alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Lot L179.1. Sold for $154,000.
I don’t normally leave in the no-sale cars. The high-bid amounts seem to be approprate values and several of those cars should have gone to new owners.
Analyzing auction results can be difficult. With the rising market these cars may have been presented too soon, as the market has not caught up to the seller’s expectations.
Then again, there may not have been buyers in the room. The reported bids may not have been real.
Auctions are always interesting for both the buyer and seller. Do these results move the market? Scottsdale is around the corner; that may be a better indicator. Ed.