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Auction Wrap-up

Volume 49 Issue 01

Jan 14, 2024

Following is a year-end wrap-up of the auctions in November. Yes, I know they are long past, but Scottsdale is right around the corner.
Results from Mecum’s Kissimmee auction will be interesting as there are some Star Cars that will be presented.
What will the market do? Will we see spectacular results, or will the market continue to show restraint?
Stay tuned as we report on auctions throughout the year.

RM/Sotheby’s Munich
November 25, 2023

 

 

    330 GT 2+2 INTERIM, S/N 7063 GT (1965). Silver with red leather. Estimate €230,000 to €300,000. One of 124 ‘Interim’ examples. Five-speed manual gearbox, upgraded brakes, and electric windows. One of just 23 originally finished in Nocciola. Delivered new to Italy. Little is known of the car’s early history. It was with an Austrian collector in the early 1970s, before passing through the hands of two further owners. Acquired by the previous owner in January 2005, and featured in the 2008 book, Ferrari 330 GT 2+2: Traum auf Rädern. Owned until March 2010, when it was acquired by the consigning owner. 93,362 km. Lot 119. Sold for €212,750.

 


    365 GTB/4 SPYDER, S/N 16689 (1973). Nocciola Metallizzato with Pelle Beige. Estimate €2.35 million to €2.65 million. Delivered during August 1973 to Ohio. Sold by the first owner in 1991, at nearly 41,000 miles. It was then imported into Germany. It passed through the hands of two German dealers, one of whom commissioned a full restoration; during this process the odometer was reset to zero. In 1994, the car was sold and enjoyed at many Ferrari events in the years that followed. After 17 years of ownership, the owner sold the car to the consigning owner. Wishing to return this Daytona Spyder to its original colors, the owner commissioned a cosmetic restoration during 2013 and 2014. Invoices and photos detailing the work are on file. Classiche Red Book certification in 2016. Lot 146. Sold for €3.1 million.

 


    246 GT, S/N 06718 (1973). Blu Chiaro with nero interior. Estimate €300,000 to €350,000. Completed by the factory on 22 June 1973. Delivered to Auto Becker  in Düsseldorf. While the Dino’s earliest owners are not documented, the car is recorded to have been domiciled in Bergheim, near Cologne, from 1987 to 1999. At this point it changed hands, and in 2002 it was acquired by a resident of Munich. Around this time the car underwent cosmetic and mechanical restoration work. Photos and invoices available. Around the same time a replacement engine block was fitted, made from a new casting and not numbered. The original matching-numbers engine block accompanies the car as a spare. Later acquired by The Road and Track Collection, the consigning owner oversaw the final rounds of running-in and finishing work in 2023. Lot 157. Sold for €325,625.

 


    360 CHALLENGE, VIN ZFFYR51B000119529 (1999). Bianco with rosso interior. Estimate €70,000 to €90,000. Originally sold to the Di Risio Competizione team for use in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli. Driven by several notable drivers between 2000 and 2004. Upgraded aerodynamically to comply with the regulations of the International GT Open series, in which it competed in 2006 and 2007. Including class wins at Vallelunga and Monza, 2nd in class at Brands Hatch, and 3rd at Magny-Cours. Serviced recently as June 2023. Lot 122. Sold for €57,500.

 


    SCUDERIA SPIDER 16M, VIN ZFFKZ66B000169191 (2009). Rosso corsa with nero interior. Estimate €330,000 to €380,000. Delivered to first owner on 15 September, 2009, via Loris Kessel Auto Sa of Grancia, Switzerland. Options include carbon-ceramic disc brakes, silver brake calipers, giallo instruments, and tricolore racing stripe livery. Remaining in Italy for the first period of its life, it was serviced in 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2018. Again on 11 January, 2022, and, most recently 23 March 2023. 19,687 km. Accompanied by a tire inflator, umbrella, and tool roll. Lot 153. Sold for €353,750.

 

 

 

RM/Sotheby’s Las Vegas
November 17, 2023

 

 

    SUPERAMERICA F1, VIN ZFFGT61A550146144 (2005). Nero with nero leather. Estimate $350,000 to $450,000. NO RESERVE. Showing less than 3,600 miles. Options include Daytona-style seats with red stitching, interior carbon fiber trim package, red brake calipers, yellow tachometer, and Scuderia shields. Owner’s manuals and service books. Timing belt and fluid service in May 2023. Lot 2. Sold for $390,000.

 

 

    F12berlinetta, VIN ZFF74UFA1H0228080 (2017). Azzurro metallic with cream leather. Estimate $400,000 to $500,000. NO RESERVE. One-of-one finished with Canna di Fucile roof and Connolly Vaumol Luxan cream leather interior. 70th Anniversary livery, #85 pays homage not only to the 550 Barchetta, but also to the Azzurro Metallic-clad grand tourers of the 1960s. Window sticker and trunk-mounted dedication plate list Apple CarPlay, adaptive front light system, dual-view parking camera, and a high-power audio system. Service invoices document time and mileage inspections performed in 2021 and 2023. The consignor notes the front end has been wrapped in paint protection film. 1,100 miles. Lot 25. Sold for $555,000.

 

 

    812 COMPETIZIONE, VIN ZFF03TLA9N0279874 (2022). Nero Opaco with nero Alcantara. Estimate $1.65 million to $1.95 million. NO RESERVE. Completed in March 2022, featuring more than $150,000 of factory options, many of them custom, reflected on the window sticker. Special-order “off-catalogue” matte black with a fly yellow center stripe. Yellow brake calipers and 20” carbon-fiber wheels. Pirelli P ZERO tires feature yellow detailing in their sidewall script. Carbon fiber engine cover, front air vents, rear diffuser, and filter box. Alcantara interior with contrasting stripes of yellow leather and stitching. The lower door covers, inner door handle, instrument cover, upper center console, steering wheel, and dash inserts are all finished in carbon fiber. Passenger display, Apple CarPlay, and high-fidelity sound system. Suspension lift system. 354 miles. Lot 7. Sold for $1.765 million.

 

 

    488 SPIDER, VIN ZFF80AMA6H0226326 (2017). Giallo Tre Strati over black and ink leather. Estimate $400,000 to $475,000. NO RESERVE. 70th Anniversary livery #41. One of the most memorable models of the 1960s, the Dino 206 Competizione show car of 1967, inspired this color scheme. Electric blue Alcantara carpets and matching blue seatbelts. Exterior includes sport exhaust pipes, and carbon fiber elements for the front spoiler, rear air ducts, side air splitter, B-pillar trim, rear diffuser, and sill covers. Sold new by Ferrari of Seattle. Shown at the 70th Anniversary celebrations held at Pebble Beach in August 2017. 1,572 miles at the time of cataloguing. Classiche Certification Grey Book and presentation box. Lot 18. Sold for $390,000.

 

 

 

RM/Sotheby’s London
November 4, 2023

 

 

    250 GT PF COUPE, S/N 1957 GT (1960). Nero with nero interior. Estimate £375,000 to £425,000. Built near the end of the model’s production run in Grigio Argento with a Pelle Nera interior. Factory Certificate of Origin on 18 July 1960. It was registered with Milanese license plates and delivered on 28 July. In September 1969 it was sold prior to its export to the United States. The first known American owner was Richard Milford of Orinda, California. It would appear that Mr. Milford kept the car off-road for some 25 years whilst the car was gently restored. It is believed he did not complete the work, and by 2005 custody of the car had passed to an enthusiast who finally completed the multi-decade restoration. By 2008 the car had returned to Europe, and has remained in the UK following its acquisition by the current vendor in 2008. The car was prepared for Classiche certification, which was awarded in 2014. Since its lengthy restoration was concluded some 15 years ago, the car has only completed 5,000 miles in its current ownership. It has participated in three Ferrari Classiche Cavalcade tours in Italy, including the inaugural 70th anniversary Classiche Cavalcade in Tuscany. The car was entered into the pre-Salon Privé driving tour in 2021 and was awarded 1st Place Showcar at Classics at The Villa in 2016. Lot 213. Sold for £325,625.

 

 

    250 GT/L, S/N 4623 GT (1963). Grigio Notte with rosso leather. Estimate £1.25 million to £1.5 million. Completed by the factory on 3 August 1963, destined for its home market of Italy. Serviced and maintained by Factory Assistenza Clienti in its formative years prior to being sold to its second owner, residing in Rome, in October 1965. In 1969 it was sold and exported to California. It was kept for the next 44 years. In 2014, the long-term keeper sold, and it returned to Europe. At this point the Lusso entered a three-year restoration conducted by JD Classics of Maldon, Essex. The workshop documented the process from start to finish with photos that accompany the car. Following its restoration, the consigning owner began the process of applying for Classiche certification, which is pending. Lot 223. Sold for £1.19 million.

 

 

    599 GTB FIORANO 60F1 ALONSO EDITION, VIN ZFFFD60C000187687 (2012 RHD). Rosso Scuderia with nero interior. Estimate £200,000 to £250,000. Believed to be one of only nine cars made in right-hand drive and supplied new to the United Kingdom, and one of around 40 produced in total. Its configuration is shaped by the standard equipment that includes 20” forged alloy wheels, widespread use of carbon fiber around the interior, and Alcantara-lined Recaro racing seats. Blue and red racing harnesses, signed by Alonso, the engine bay is also autographed by the ex-F1 champion. One prior private owner, with 6,209 miles. Regular main dealer servicing, the last of which was completed on 4 October 2022. Lot 255. Sold for £220,000.

 

 

    F40, VIN ZFFGJ34B000086097 (1990). Rosso corsa. Estimate £1.9 million to £2.1 million. Completed on 25 September 1990. Initially dispatched to Sport Car Center S.r.l of Città Sant’Angelo. On 23 October 1992, the car was delivered to its first owner in Bologna. It would appear the car entered German ownership almost immediately and was duly registered in Krefeld. The service book records a service in December 1994 displaying odometer reading of 10,064 km. Sold to the UK in the early 2000s, and by 2007 it had joined the collection of a Scottish entrepreneur. Having now covered in excess of 15,000 km the owner entrusted the car to marque specialist Bob Houghton Limited of Northleach, Gloucestershire, for a comprehensive appraisal and service. In 2013, the car was acquired by Dick Lovett Sporting Limited of Swindon, Wiltshire. Later that year, the car was acquired by its next owner, in whose custody it was awarded Classiche certification. Serviced in January 2016 at 20,017 km. After passing through the hands of two further private collectors it joined the collection of the consignor. 20,967 km currently showing. Schedoni luggage, tool roll, and owner’s handbook. Lot 256. Sold for £1.96 million.

 

 

    206 GT, S/N 00294 (1968). Rosso Dino with nero interior. Estimate £350,000 to £400,000. Completed on 20 December 1968, originally finished in Rosso Dino with a Nero Simipelle interior with cloth inserts colored orange. Delivered new to Roman dealer, Motor S.a.s. di Carla Allegretti e C, and two weeks later acquired by its first owner. The car was enjoyed by eight owners in its first 12 years in Italy. At some point after its return to Roman ownership in 1981 it stayed with the same family until 2016. After being acquired at auction in 2016, the car was registered in the UK in August of that year. Offered with a copy of its estratto cronologico (detailing its ownership history in Italy), maintenance manual, a pair of period correct Carello headlights, and toolkit. Lot 216. Sold for £421,250.

 

 

 

RM/Sotheby’s London
Factory Fresh Collection
November 17, 2023

 

 

    TESTAROSSA, VIN ZFFAA17C000086939 (1990 RHD). Rosso with nero interior. Estimate: £150,000 to £200,000. NO RESERVE. From The Factory Fresh Collection. Ordered new via Maranello Concessionaires. One of 438 examples in right-hand drive. It remained in the care of its original owner for the past three decades and has been carefully stored during that time. 161 km. Leather folio, owner’s manual and service books. Lot 227. Sold for £103,500.

 


    512 TR SPIDER, VIN ZFFLA40C000097310 (1994 RHD). Blu Cobalto with Blu Scuro leather. Estimate: £2.1 million to £2.7 million. Spearheaded in 1990 by Alfred Tan of Hong Seh Motors—Ferrari’s official Singaporean dealership—Pininfarina built a handful of ‘Special Production’ Testarossa Spiders for the Brunei Royal Family. Ferrari built three units of the 512 TR Spider and offered two units to Alfred Tan, which he bought. One was sold to a French CEO while this stunning example was retained. Tan hardly drove the car, always keeping it at his dealership or in dry storage. Today the odometer shows 570 km. Displayed at the 50th Anniversary of Ferrari in Rome. Lot 242. Sold for £2.23 million.

 


    550 BARCHETTA, VIN ZFFZR52C000124066 (2001 RHD). Rosso corsa with nero leather. Estimate £280,000 to £350,000. From The Factory Fresh Collection. Delivered new to Hong Seh Motors of Singapore in 2001. One of 48 right-hand-drive cars built. Never sold to a private customer, this Ferrari has remained on static display at Hong Seh Motors since 2001. 220 km. In preparation for Classiche certification, it was sent to Maranello for a complete inspection and overhaul which was completed on 15 May 2023. Accompanied by a folio with manuals and warranty card, one 550 Barchetta helmet, a convertible roof, spare key, and toolkit. Lot 232. Sold for £308,750.

 

 

    246 GTS, S/N 07094 (1973 RHD). Nero with nero interior. Estimate £350,000 to £450,000. From The Factory Fresh Collection. Completed on 11 September 1973, and was first specified in nero (20-B-50) over a contrasting rosso Connolly hide interior and black carpets. Optioned with air conditioning. Destined for Maranello Concessionaires. It later appeared at the Ferrari Owners’ Club’s annual meeting at Brocket Hall in 1990, prior to being acquired by the consignor and exported to Singapore in October of that year. Restoration work is included in the history file. A full repaint in its factory color scheme, an engine rebuild, and suspension overhaul are said to have been carried out in late 2022. 581 miles. Lot 229. Sold for £398,750.

 

 

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