Auctions - Artcurial and Bonhams
Volume 46 Issue 23
Nov 6, 2021
Artcurial Sur Les Champs, Paris. Bonhams online Greenwich Concours. Bonhams, The Zoute Sale. Selected Ferraris reviewed.
Artcurial Automobiles, Sur Les Champs Oct. 24, 2021, Paris, France
365 GTB/4 SPYDER CONVERSION, S/N 14995 (1971). Black with beige leather interior. Estimate €400,000 to €600,000. Probably converted by Richard Straman Classic Auto Restoration, of Costa Mesa. In 1982 a collector in Florida sold the car to Melvin and his son Noel Blanc. Melvin “ Mel “ Blanc was known - indirectly – as the voice of several Warner Brothers cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny. When the car changed hands at that time, it had covered 24,800 miles. The engine was rebuilt to a higher spec (at 27,400 miles), and the transmission was overhauled in 1988 (at 31,100 miles). Sold at auction in 1997, the car had covered just 8,500 miles in 15 years. In 2000, it was sold to Switzerland. In 2008, at 36,200 miles, the car sold at auction in Gstaad, Switzerland, and was acquired by a Dutch collector. He sold it in 2012 to the present owner. 39,164 miles today. Lot 52. Sold for €488,720 ($569,203).
308 GT4, S/N 09844 (1975). Red with a two-tone interior in brown and beige vinyl and fabric. Estimate €40,000 to €60,000. Restored in the past, this car today displays a fine patina both inside and out. There are no history records before 2014. Service costs of more than €13,000 of work since then. The latest date from 2021 include replacement of the timing belts, overhaul of the braking system and replacement of the steering rack. The current owner acquired it in 2015 in the Paris region. 45,425 km. Lot 79. Sold €44,104 ($51,367).
3.2 MONDIAL CABRIOLET, VIN ZFFWC26B000077034 (1988). Red with beige leather. Estimate €45,000 to €65,000. NO RESERVE. Delivered new in Belgium to its first owner by Spa Francorchamps. Its second owner, who used it between Paris and his second home in Normandy, kept it from the early 1990s until 2015. In 2016, it became the property of a professional coachbuilder, who executed a complete overhaul. The owner proceeded to completely strip the car bare in order to prepare it and apply new paint. The current owner acquired the car at an Artcurial sale in 2018. Nearly €35,000 has been invested in recent years, with supporting invoices. 75,600 km. Lot 74. Sold for €59,600 ($69,415).
360 MODENA F1 CHALLENGE, VIN ZFFYR51B000126966 (2001). Estimate €100,000 to €150,000. Delivered new in Switzerland in February 2002. Originally black, it was repainted red and took part in the Ferrari Challenge European championship in 2002 with French racing driver Ange Barde. At the end of the 2002 season the car was sold and continued to race in various events. The current owner acquired it in 2014 and wrapped the car in Ange Barde’s new team colors. Barde has signed it in several places, notably on the dashboard. The interior is a mix of carbon and alcantara, with Recaro seats, Sparco belts and a roll-cage. The car will require a full service before taking to the track again. Lot 41. Sold for €79,864 ($93,016).
Bonhams Online, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Oct. 21-25, 2021
412 AUTOMATIC, VIN ZFFYD24B000063755 (1986). Black with tan and brown leather. Estimate $40,000 to $50,000. NO RESERVE. Delivered new to Florida, arriving into the United States on July 11, 1986. First registered in Palm Beach. In the first five years 25,000 miles were accumulated. In 1995 it headed north to Connecticut with 31,000 miles showing. In 2003 it went to Pennsylvania. Another eight years and 9,000 miles later, the Ferrari was purchased by the current owner. 48,000 original miles. Outfitted with a modern stereo unit it still retains a period correct mobile car phone. The Ferrari has been on static display for the past decade and will require mechanical recommissioning before active use. The rear suspension will require some attention. Lot 12. Sold for $39,200.
Bonhams The Zoute Sale, Place Albert de Knokke Le Zoute (Belgium), Oct 10, 2021
250 GTE 2+2 SERIES I, S/N 2353 GT (1961). Bianco with nero interior. Estimate €400,000 to €500,000. Ordered by Garage Francorchamps in Brussels on 23rd March 1961 and registered on 7th June 1961. Sold to a Mercedes-Benz dealer in 1975. Shortly thereafter, it was acquired by a well-known Ferrari collector. He repainted it in grey metallic, and kept the car in his collection for 30 years. In February 2005, a Belgian collector acquired the car and decided to undertake a complete restoration. The project took two years to complete, with no expenses spared. The work is compiled in a photographic report recording each step of the restoration process. Classiche certification in June 2009. Complete documentation; original 1961 registration book, build sheets, original Garage Francorchamps invoice and Massini report. Lot 21. Sold for €592,250 ($688,786) including premium.
365 GTC, S/N 12209 (1969). Blu Caraccalla with bianco Molitan leather. Estimate €600,000 to €700,000. Completed in December 1968 and delivered new to Dino Ravasio and Figli in Verona. It was sold to its first owner and has remained in the same family’s ownership for the last six decades. For the first few years the car was serviced at the factory in Maranello, with no fewer than 11 services recorded. The current odometer reading is a little over 54,000 kilometres. The car starts instantly and runs smoothly. It has been repainted in its original color at some time. The car is as clean underneath as can be expected. The interior is equally clean with no cracks to the dashboard, and the light colored leather is in beautiful condition. Currently undergoing Classiche certification. Lot 17. Sold for €655,500 ($655,500) including premium.
365 GTC/4, S/N 15993 (1972). Grigio Argento with black leather. Estimate €240,000 to €300,000. Delivered new to Nocentini Automobili SpA. The first owner did not keep the car for long and sold it on 9th February 1973. They in turn sold it in 1976 to its third owner who kept the car until 1991 when he sold it to Palermo, Sicily. Subsequently it changed hands again, passing to the collection of Luigi Compiano of Treviso. His collection was confiscated by the Italian Guardia di Finanza in 2013 and sold at auction in Milan in November 2016, where the current owner purchased the car. Serviced at dealer Rosso Corsa in Milan and had the car Classiche certified in April 2017. Original leather pouch and owner’s manual, Italian registration documents, Massini report and invoice copies. Lot 24. Sold for €241,500 ($280,864) including premium.
TESTAROSSA, VIN ZFFAA17B000077110 (1988). Rosso Corsa with beige interior. Estimate €90,000 to €130,000. Original condition. Major service in 2019 that included replacing the timing belt, clutch, and tires. 16,500 km. Complete with original factory suitcase set. Lot 60. Sold for €132,250 ($153,806) including premium.
SUPERAMERICA, VIN ZFFGT61B000145743 (2005). Grigio Nürburgring with Burgundy interior. Estimate €600,000 to €800,000. Well specified special order features include a black instrument panel back-plate, full carbon boot interior panel, interior carbon option, but retaining leather side panels, fuel cap in body color, Schedoni luggage set and several other interior options. First registered in Italy on 22nd December 2005 and later in the UK where it has been fitted with UK-specification lights and instrument cluster (originals available). Odometer reading was changed circa 13,000 kilometres, the replacement odometer in miles comes with the car. Currently the odometer reads just over 15,000 km. whereas the actual mileage is believed to be just over 20,000 km from new (including the 3,000 miles it has done with UK instruments). Car cover, toolkit, charger, certificate of conformity and extended warranty for the roof. Lot 39. Sold for €529,000 ($615,227) inc. premium.
DINO 246 GT, S/N 02650 (1971). Azzuro Dino with pelle nero interior. Estimate €300,000 to €400,000. Sold new in Florence, Italy. Ordered in September 1971 and delivered in February 1972 via Nocentini Automobili SpA. One of only 90 cars finished in this attractive blue color. In 1994 the Dino was exported to the USA. In January 1995 it was sold to Switzerland. Sold by Bonhams’ Gstaad auction in December 2005. The owner gave it to his daughter as a present. Painted red at the time, it received Classiche certification in April 2008. The car later returned to Switzerland. Around 2012 the Dino moved to Germany. Professionally restored (cosmetically) from bare metal, refinished in its original livery. 2,207 km showing. Lot 47. Sold for €356,500 ($414,609) including premium.
F40, VIN ZFFGJ34B000083620 (1989). Red. Estimate €1 million to €1.5 million. A non-cat, non-adjustable model. Ordered new by the current vendor in June 1989 through Garage Francorchamps. Ordered with optional wind-up windows and air conditioning. Registered in the owner’s company’s name in December 1989 through a leasing agreement, which had been cancelled by 1992 when the car was taken off the road. Dry-stored for the next 30 years. Odometer reads 1,790 km. Original F40 pouch with all the original books including the service book. The service book is stamped one occasion only: at 1,226 kilometres on 11/06/1990 with Garage Francorchamps. Original tool kit. Lot 16. Sold for €1.84 million ($2.13 million) including premium.