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Amelia Island Auction Results Selected cars from Broad Arrow, Bonhams and Gooding

Volume 49 Issue 06

Mar 23, 2024

Amelia auctions ran the gamut of reasonable prices and some extraordinary results.

    250 GT PF CABRIOLET SERIES II, S/N 1879 GT (1960). Bare metal. Estimate $1million to $1.3 million. Delivered new to Prince Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli. Built in spring 1960, and the certificate of origin was issued on June 30. Originally finished in Grigio Conchiglia with red upholstery. It is believed that during production, 1879 GT and another Grigio Conchiglia Cabriolet, chassis 1911 GT, exchanged identities. Originally assigned Pinin Farina body no. 29732, chassis 1879 GT today bears body no. 29736, the body number that was originally assigned to chassis 1911 GT. Similarly, the entire driveline installed in 1879 GT – including the engine, gearbox, and differential – features internal numbers that correspond with 1911 GT’s build records. Prince Ruspoli sold 1879 GT to Roberto Graziani and Liberato Bruti Liberati. It then passed into the hands of another Roman owner in 1962. In May 1963, the Ferrari was sold to Robert John Wagner, the American actor. When he returned to the US in 1965, Mr. Wagner enlisted his agent to sell on his behalf. The Ferrari remained in Italy until 1969, when it was shipped to San Francisco. Upon its arrival in California, 1879 GT was sold to an Oakland resident. By 1979, ownership had passed to Donald Nichols. Mr. Nichols carefully disassembled and stripped the Pinin Farina body to bare metal in preparation for a complete restoration. The project never proceeded past these initial stages and, for the past three decades, the Ferrari was kept in static storage. Recently acquired by the consignor and presented as it was discovered in Mr. Nichols’ garage. 70,000 km. Lot 171. Sold for $940,000. Gooding & Company.



     330 GT 2+2 SERIES II, S/N 8387 GT (1966). Dark blue with parchment leather. Estimate $375,000 to $425,000. Originally finished in black. Borrani wire wheels, air conditioning, Becker Europa radio, and electric windows. First delivered in Italy, it was relocated to the US by the 1970s, where it has remained since. The car spent nearly 40 years on the West Coast, during which time it received a comprehensive restoration. At that time, the car was repainted in dark blue and the interior retrimmed in parchment leather with Blu Scuro carpets. The restoration was completed in 2016. Lot 32. Sold for $379,000. Gooding & Company.



     275 GTB/4, S/N 9689 (1967). Red with black interior. Estimate $3 million to $3.5 million. Completed in March 1967, finished in Blu Chiaro with black Connolly leather and light gray carpets. Destined for sale in Switzerland. Campagnolo alloy wheels, electric windows and headrests. Delivered new to Garage Italauto SA, in Lausanne, to Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert. After a brief period, he sold to Paul Blancpain. By September 1968, it had covered 18,000 km and visited Assistenza Clienti on three occasions. In October 1968, it was sold to its third owner, who had it repainted red. It is believed that it remained with the third Swiss owner until 1972, when it was exported to the US. In 1973, exotic car dealer Vintage Car Store in Nyack advertised it for sale. It was sold the following year to Donald Millard, Jr. By the late 1980s, it was retired from regular use, and driven and serviced occasionally, before being relegated to static storage approximately 25 years ago. It remained in Mr. Millard’s ownership for half a century. Driven sparingly since 1974 and stored for decades, it has survived in a largely original, unrestored condition. Its paintwork, applied in the late 1960s, is lightly lacquer-checked and cracking in areas. The original leather upholstery is preserved. The small-diameter, 1970s-era steering wheel, stereo speakers, and bumper-mounted driving lights are the only deviations from its original specification. Original glass, period seat belts. The odometer shows fewer than 64,000 km (approximately 40,000 miles). Vehicle has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to road use. Lot 121. Sold for $2.9 million. Gooding & Company.



     365 GTB/4 SPYDER, S/N 15277 (1972). Verde Bahram with beige interior. Estimate $2.5 million to $3 million. Imported by Luigi Chinetti Motors and delivered to one of the NART drivers, John “Buck” Fulp, Jr., of Anderson, South Carolina. After just a few years Fulp traded it back to Chinetti, who resold to a customer on Long Island, New York. The new owner sent it for a repaint in black. The Daytona Spyder saw limited use over the next four decades and remained in the hands of its second owner until 2014, when it joined a Greenwich-based collection. The third owner made the decision to return the car to its original Verde Bahram livery, having covered 7,000 miles from new. Since this work was completed in 2015, it has been shown selectively. Greenwich Concours d’Elegance and at The Bridge on Long Island. Unrestored interior, which features original leather upholstery, carpets, and “mouse fur” dashboard flocking. The engine bay, trunk, and undercarriage remain in original order. Original tool roll, owner’s manual, parts catalog and dealer directory. 7,819 miles. Lot 36. Sold for $3.6 million. Gooding & Company.



     365 GTC/4, S/N 15635 (1972). Black with black interior. Estimate $240,000 to $280,000. Completed in July 1972, as a U.S.-market example equipped with air conditioning and power windows. Dispatched to Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada. By 1975, the car belonged to Neil O. Chamberlain of Los Alamitos, California. At some stage the Ferrari was refinished in black before entering the long-term care of William H. and Nadine Tilley of Alhambra, California in 1990, who would retain the car for 23 years. Serviced and maintained at Fast Cars Ltd. in Redondo Beach, California. Some years after William Tilley’s passing in 2013, the Ferrari entered a collection until its acquisition by the current owner. Alloy wheels, while the trunk carries an optional Borrani wire spare wheel. The leather-wrapped steering wheel was recently refurbished, the leather front seat upholstery and ivory vinyl headliner have been redone in recent years. Period-correct Becker Mexico stereo and aftermarket, trunk-mounted air conditioning system with underdash-mounted controls and rear vents. Mechanical recommissioning in 2015, which included servicing the cylinder heads, rebuilding the six Weber carburetors, and installing a stainless-steel exhaust system. Tool roll, owner’s manuals, and partial service records. 32,300 miles. Lot 264. Sold for $196,000. Broad Arrow.



     365 GT4/BB, S/N 18171 (1974). Rosso corsa with nero interior. Estimate $350,000 to $400,000. Completed on 16 October 1974 and dispatched to importer SAVAF later that year. Exhibited on the Ferrari display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 1975, in its factory Argento Metallizzato livery. Sold to its first owner in Germany by Auto Becker in Düsseldorf. Eventually it was exported to the United States, finding a long-term American owner who would retain the car from 1982 until 2008. In this ownership the exterior was refinished in Rosso corsa with nero lower body panels. The interior was retrimmed in nero leather with contrasting red Daytona-style seat inserts in 2010. In 2014, it was issued Classiche certification. It entered the care of its current owner in 2015. It has since been a regular entrant at some of the finest concours events in the United States, including the 2015 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance (Best in Class), Italian Sports/GT, 2015 Lime Rock Great Ferrari Display. 2016 The Quail, 2016 Concorso Italiano (Second Place Ferrari), and The Bridge in 2021. Serviced under current ownership incompasses a major engine-out service in 2015 and another significant service in 2018. Tool kit, jack, and Red Book. Lot 119. Sold for $335,000. Broad Arrow.



     TESTAROSSA, VIN ZFFSA17S000080096 (1989). Rosso corsa with beige leather. Estimate $350,000 to $450,000. Non-motorized seat belts and without side reflectors. Originally sold by the Ferrari dealer in Vienna, Austria, on August 1, 1989. The car spent many years in a museum and has covered 208 km (130 miles). In 2021 and 2022, the car received substantial mechanical work, including a belt service, water pump, spark plugs, new battery, clutch, and tires, and rebuilds of both the braking and fuel systems. Imported to the US in 2022. Books, tools, jack, and original Austrian documentation. Lot 130. Sold for $348,750. Gooding & Company.



     512 TR, VIN ZFFLG40A8R0097259 (1994). Giallo with nero interior. Estimate $300,000 to $400,000. In the final year of production in 1994, it is understood that only 24 cars came to America. Of these only three were delivered in Giallo. Sold new in April 1995 by Shelton Sports Cars in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Original complete and stamped warranty card. It was sold to its second owner by Shelton Sports Cars on the 3rd of February 1998. The second owner kept the car for 21 years until April 2021. Classiche Red Book Certification received in April of 2023. Original US spec owner’s manual, Schedoni case, warranty book, alpine radio books, and complete Schedoni tool kit. 23,214 miles. Lot 21. Sold for $335,000. Bonhams.



     550 MARANELLO, VIN ZFFZS49A2Y0118276 (2000). Rosso corsa with beige leather. Estimate $300,000 to $350,000. Daytona-style seats, quilted leather parcel shelf, velour carpeting, and 18” five-spoke alloy wheels. Purchased new in 2000, the original California-based owner would own and maintain the car for over 20 years. Recent major service in February 2022, including timing belt, fuel pump, and alternator. Before being sold later that same year, new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires were mounted, and sticky switches were refinished. For the last two years, its current owner has kept it in a climate-controlled garage with minimal mileage added to the odometer. Accompanied by service records, factory manuals and leather case, car cover, and tool kit. 7,985 miles. From The Iannelli Family Collection. Lot 13. Sold for $318,500. Gooding & Company.



     575M MARANELLO F1, VIN ZFFBV55A440138074 (2004). Nero Daytona with nero leather. Estimate $250,000 to $275,000. Delivered new via The Collection of Coral Gables, Florida. Options include Daytona-style seats, 19” modular wheels, shields, and full interior carbon fiber trim. The car remained in Southern Florida until 2006, at which point it had 2,500 miles. It was then sold to a collection in Texas, where limited mileage was added over the following 17 years of ownership. Major service in 2023, including timing belt, spark plugs, and fluids. 3,112 miles. Original owner’s manuals, tool kit, and a copy of the original window sticker. From The Iannelli Family Collection. Lot 11. Sold for $280,000. Gooding & Company.



     612 SCAGLIETTI, VIN ZFFAA54A050142651 (2005). Azzuro California with Blu Scuro leather. Estimate $275,000 to $325,000. One of only 199 built with a six-speed manual. Sold new at Ferrari of Washington. 6,308 miles. In 2020, this 612 was serviced. Original manuals, tools, air pump, flashlight, factory cover, and service records. Lot 163. Sold for $467,000. Gooding & Company.


     SUPERAMERICA F1, VIN ZFFGT61A550144605 (2005). Rosso corsa with beige interior. Estimate $350,000 to $425,000. Originally delivered to The Collection of Coral Gables, Florida. Optional GTC package included carbon-ceramic disc brakes, stiffer springs, adjusted camber, and modular 19” wheels. Additional options include Daytona seats, interior carbon fiber trim, and Scuderia shields. According to the Carfax it would remain with its first owner for nearly 18 years. Before parting ways, an extensive service was completed, replacement of timing belts, drive belts, and four new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Sticky buttons and switchgear were removed, cleaned, and reinstalled. By the time it was purchased by the consignor, its third owner, the odometer read 13,340 miles. In current ownership, only 100 additional miles have been added. The consignor reports that its complex Revocromico roof opens and closes properly. Original window sticker, owner’s manuals, and tool kit. From The Iannelli Family Collection. Lot 15. Sold for $340,500. Gooding & Company.



     F12berlinetta, VIN ZFF74UFA9H0228828 (2017). Marrone Scuro with natural leather. Estimate $400,000 to $450,000. This 70th Anniversary Edition benefits from its tenure with two owners. Sold directly to a collector based in Los Angeles. When it was acquired in 2019 by its current owner it displayed about 300 miles, and has covered fewer than 2,000 more in his care. Owner’s manuals, car cover, battery charger, and Classiche Certification. Lot 107. Sold for $428,500. Gooding & Company.


     206 GT, S/N 00298 (1968). Rosso Chiaro with nero interior. Estimate $600,000 to $750,000. No reserve. Completed at the factory in December 1968, although its earliest recorded owner acquired the car in 1974. By 1978 it had been purchased in San Diego, California, who then sold it to a fellow Californian in 1979. The latter retaining it for the next 38 years. In 1985, a restoration commenced with an engine and gearbox rebuild. Subsequently disassembled, the chassis was media blasted prior to refinishing in black epoxy primer. Care was taken to use either original or NOS items throughout the restoration. Once mechanically complete, the car was sprayed in its original Rosso Chiaro, while the interior was retrimmed in the combination of nero vinyl cushions with gray fabric inserts. Duly completed, it was kept for a handful of years, covering just 250 miles or so in the process, before offering the car for sale in 2016. Acquired by the consignor, it has been maintained yet barely used since. 18,201 km. Classiche certification in September 2020. From the Racer X Collection. Lot 137. Sold for $610,000. Broad Arrow.



     246 GTS, S/N 08272 (1974). Red with tan leather. Estimate $650,000 to $800,000. An original US-spec example. Collected at the Ferrari factory in fall 1974 by a Miami-based enthusiast. He kept it briefly before Luigi Chinetti Motors sold it to long-term owner Howard O’Flynn, who retained the car until 2011. In 1979, Mr. O’Flynn placed the car in storage in Texas where it would remain until March 2011. The Dino was purchased by a Texas-based collector who had the car recommissioned, retaining it until February 2013, when it was sold to the consignor. During his ownership, the consignor has had mechanical maintenance and recommissioning performed in addition to Classiche certification. Believed to retain its original paint, chrome, and interior. Original tools, jack, and books. File of documentation from the car’s acquisition by Mr. O’Flynn, including the Luigi Chinetti Motors purchase invoice dated January 5, 1975. 3,159 miles. Lot 118. Sold for $918,000. Gooding & Company.



     308 GTB, S/N 21825 (1977). Red with beige leather. Estimate $100,000 to $130,000. No reserve. Delivered new on September 3, 1977, to New Jersey. Succeeded by two caretakers, including the consignor and is accompanied by a wealth of service records and parts receipts dating to 2004. Major service completed in early 2024, including timing-belt service, with a detailed invoice on file. Correct 14” alloy wheels, with freshly fitted Michelin XWX tires. 32,914 miles. From The Iannelli Family Collection. Lot 14. Sold for $86,800. Gooding & Company.


     F355 SPIDER, VIN ZFFPR48A9S0102717 (1995). Rosso corsa with beige leather. Estimate $60,000 to $80,000. No reserve. One owner for the past twenty four years. Sold new by Ferrari of Denver and later spent time in California. Updated with Tubi exhaust in 1999 by Ferrari of San Francisco before being acquired by the current owner and coming to the East Coast in 2000. 21,300 miles. Clean Carfax report. Very good overall condition. Red carpets and black trim. Some minor age-related wear is noted on the seat bolsters and carpets. Original books and leather clad tool kit, copy of the window sticker and subsequent invoice from the current owner’s acquisition. It should be noted that this car has seen limited use in the past several years and a service should be performed. Lot 9. Sold for $84,000. Bonhams.


     F355 GTS, VIN ZFFPR42B000102811 (1995). Rosso corsa with nero leather. Estimate $175,000 to $225,000. No reserve. According to the original warranty and service book, this European-market F355 GTS was delivered to its first Austrian owner via Ferrari dealer Wolfgang Denzel AG on 14 July 1995. Service entries and invoices show it returned to Wolfgang Denzel AG for annual service in 1997, 1999, and 2003. It changed hands in May 2000 to its second owner in Vienna, Austria. In 2019, a major engine-out service was performed at Modena Motorsport in Parndorf, Austria. Partial cosmetic refurbishment included restoring the trunk lid, exterior mirrors, rear wheels, the center console, interior sticky buttons, and steering wheel trim. In July 2023, it was imported to Belgium under new ownership. Further mechanical sorting was performed including replacing the timing and engine-accessory belts, tensioners, fuel filter, spark plugs, air and fuel filters, engine gaskets and seals, windshield wipers, as well as sealing and charging the air conditioning system. 20,965 km (approximately 13,027 miles). Lot 110. Sold for $184,800. Broad Arrow.



     F430 SPIDER F1, VIN ZFFEW59A480159310 (2008). Blu Abu Dhabi with beige interior. Estimate $125,000 to $150,000. No reserve. Daytona seats. Service records included verify all relevant maintenance has been performed since it was purchased new at Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut in 2008. Last serviced at Miller Motorcars in February 2024. Clean Carfax, with two previously recorded owners. 18,950 miles. Lot 133. Sold for $123,200. Broad Arrow.





















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