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Volume 48 Issue 20

Oct 21, 2023

Bonhams Zoute Sale. A 250 GT LWB Berlinetta (TdF) is the top Ferrari sale.

    250 GT LWB BERLINETTA, S/N 1401 GT (1959). Oro Chiaro with maroon leather. Estimate €5 million to €7 million. A single-vent model with open headlights and all alloy bodywork, this is the 77th Tour de France manufactured and the last long-wheelbase TdF built by Scaglietti. Its original color was red with beige interior. Certificate of Origin was issued on 23rd May 1959 and sold to first owner Luigi Taramazzo. On 29th June 1959, Taramazzo raced at Monza, finishing in 9th place. He also raced at the Garessio-Colle San Bernardo hill climb on 19th July 1959, placing 1st, and at the Trieste-Opicina hill climb on 26th July 1959 (DNF). Later in 1959 Taramazzo sold it to second owner Gérard Spinedi, a resident of Geneva, Switzerland, who had the Ferrari repainted in gold metallic with two narrow red stripes. Spinedi competed in two hill climbs, placing 2nd on both occasions. In 1960, Gérard Spinedi took part in many important races. The Rallye de Genève, the Mitholz-Kandersteg hill climb in Switzerland, Coupes des Alpes, Auvergne 6 Hours, and the Tour de France Automobile in September. The Ferrari’s last outing in 1960 was at the Mille Miglia Rally. On 16th August 1961 Marmoud Frères of Geneva sold 1401 GT to Edgar Berney in Yverdon, Switzerland, passing to Stefan Martin of Zurich, Switzerland, not long afterwards, by which time it had been repainted black. On 14th April 1963, Martin raced at the Eberback hill climb in southern Germany. In the early 1970s the Ferrari, now painted red, passed through the hands of dealer Rob de la Rive Box and was sold to Karl Hasler, in Wettswil, Switzerland. In 1976 Hasler sold it to Plinio Haas, in Switzerland, who would be its custodian for the next 37 years. Haas raced the Ferrari extensively during his ownership, competing in the Oldtimer GP at Nürburgring; Spa Ferrari Days; Ferrari Shell Historic Challenge; Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge; and Tutte le Ferrari, winning numerous races. In 2013, Plinio Haas passed away and the Ferrari was inherited by his son, Felix, who sold it through Marc Devis to the current owner in Belgium in 2014. In 2016, he obtained the original engine from 1401GT (long since separated from the car) and reunited it with the chassis. In October 2016, it was in Maranello undergoing total restoration. In the course of restoration the car was repainted in Oro Chiaro (light gold) as it was by Gérard Spinedi back in 1959 only a few months after its delivery and the interior re-trimmed in maroon leather. On 17th October 2018, it was Classiche Certified. Since then the car has been displayed at the 10th Annual Zoute Concours d’Élégance and the Ferrari 75 Years exhibition held at the Autoworld Museum, Brussels, Belgium, in September 2022. Lot 160P. Sold for €4,830,000.



    250 GTE 2+2 SERIES I, S/N 2353 GT (1961). White with black leather. Estimate €450,000 to €650,000. Ordered from Garage Francorchamps in Brussels by a Belgian citizen, Mr. Desoer. The car was invoiced by Ferrari SEFAC on 23rd March 1961, and the owner registered it on 7th June 1961. Mr Desoer sold it to a Mercedes-Benz dealer in 1975. Shortly thereafter, it was acquired by collector Mr. Ennio Gianaroli, another resident of the Liège region. He had 2353 repainted in gray metallic and kept the car in his private collection for 30 years. In February 2005, a Belgian Ferrari collector and historic racing competitor acquired the car and decided to undertake a complete restoration. The project took two years to complete, with no expense spared. Two other specialists assisted in the restoration: Patella & Figlio (mechanicals) and Luppi (upholstery). Classiche certification in June 2009. Documentation includes its original 1961 Registration Book (a very rare item); its original Ferrari SEFAC-stamped build sheet; the original Garage Francorchamps invoice; a Massini report; a 1962 brochure; an instruction manual; current German registration papers and TüV valid until 2025; and a detailed photographic report recording each step of the restoration process. It is complete with tools, jack and two keys. In 2022 in the hands of the current vendor, the car received a 100-point Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic Modena and came 2nd at the Zoute Concours d’Élégance that same year. In February 2023 the Ferrari was serviced with a thorough check-over and the rectification of any faults. Lot 143. Sold for €557,750.



    330 GT 2+2 INTERIM, S/N 6929 GT (1965). Grigio Argento with nero interior. Estimate €200,000 to €300,000. Although a four-headlight Series 1, this 330 GT 2+2 has had a five-speed gearbox from new and is believed to be the first car to have that Series 2 feature. Regarded as an interim model. Other mechanical changes were made at the same time including having the pedal box mounted from above (so called hanging pedals) rather than on the floorboard. The dual Bonaldi brake boosters were replaced with a single Dunlop booster. Clutch actuation went from mechanical to hydraulic. A total of 124 examples of this interim model were produced (115 left-hand drive and 9 right-hand drive). Built to European specification, it was completed in April 1965 and delivered to importer Franco-Britannic Autos. Later in 1965 it was sold to its first owner, a Mr. Pillin of Paris, who had it maintained by Charles Pozzi SA in Paris. Subsequent ownership history is not known, but it is believed that it remained in private hands in France for many years. At some point it was repainted red and re-trimmed in black leather. In October 2011, it was sold to Belgium. The owner undertook the task of having this 330 GT 2+2 professionally restored, including a repaint in the original Grigio Argento. Although no invoices are available, the work is documented by a restoration photo book. 38,800 km. Lot 154. Sold for €230,000.



    365 GT 2+2, S/N 11899 (1968). Dark gray with beige leather. Estimate €200,000 to €300,000. Originally finished in Argento Metallizzato with beige Connolly interior, and was delivered with yellow headlight lenses required for French-market cars. Delivered new by Garage Méditerranée in Nice, France, to its first owner in August 1969. The first owner, Compagnie Industrielle et de Recherche, decided to lease the car for the first four years of its life. 11899 comes with a detailed history of its owners, all in France, before it went to Luxembourg in 2011. The last owner in Luxembourg kept the Ferrari in top condition. It received a complete repaint (in a darker shade of gray) after the body had been refurbished, with completely straight paneling and precise panel gaps. All exterior chrome parts have been refinished. The original magnesium wheels were refinished in silver. The interior is finished in dark beige leather trim. In 2020 it received a major overhaul of the fuel system and the brakes. A new and correct ANSA exhaust was installed this year. The car comes with a Ferrari leather pouch with original manual, original parts manual, numerous documents and service invoices, list of owners and a Massini report. 46,814 miles. Lot 172. Sold for €218,500.



    365 GTB/4, S/N 13407 (1970). Celeste blue with black leather. Estimate €750,000 to €850,000. Completed by the factory on 8th May 1970 and delivered new to Swaters’ Garage Francorchamps in Brussels, Belgium. Sold to its first owner in Belgium on 28th May 1970. The Ferrari had been repainted red by the time it was acquired by the third owner, Christophe, in 1983. Christophe was a French singer/songwriter who enjoyed considerable popular success, mainly during the 1970s and 1980s. Registered on 16th March 1983 in the name of his wife, Véronique Bevilacqua, as were many of the other cars in his collection. By this time the Ferrari needed a major mechanical overhaul and Christophe delivered the Daytona in March 1983 to importer Charles Pozzi, where the engine, gearbox, radiator, suspension, etc., all received attention. Twelve months later, the work was completed and Christophe could enjoy his Ferrari. Pozzi continued to maintain the Daytona until 1990. In April 1993 it was taken by a friend in lieu of payment of a debt; the friend registered the car in his name but never drove it. On 25th July 2002 the Daytona was sold to a Parisian enthusiast, who immediately commissioned a complete restoration of the body and interior, retaining the seats’ original leather trim. Recently restored by the current owner, including a repaint in its original Celeste blue livery (the original interior, in exceptional condition, has been retained). Classiche certification. 66,306 km. Documentation includes reports by Marcel Massini and Marc Rabineau; old French registration papers; photographs; and Pozzi’s letter to Christophe dated June 1984 concerning its restoration by them. Original owner’s manual. Lot 118.  Sold for €724,500.


    550 BARCHETTA #233/448, VIN ZFFZR52B000124211 (2001). Rosso corsa with nero leather. Estimate €350,000 to €450,000. Ordered new via dealer Monza in Flanders, Belgium. The car spent the first couple of years in Belgium before moving with the first owner to his second residence in Monaco. Re-registered in Monaco, the Ferrari was driven occasionally and was always dealer maintained. After the first owner’s death, his son re-imported the car into Belgium in August 2020 with just under 15,000 km on the odometer. The most recent major service was carried out in 2021 at 15,289 km, which included changing the timing belts. The owner confirms that the Barchetta has never suffered accident damage and is still exactly how it left the factory in 2001. Original fitted luggage, two matching helmets, and all books and tools. Documentation includes Belgian registration documents; a Certificate of Conformity; various invoices for work; and a valuation report. 15,794 km. Lot 177. Sold for €437,000.



    612 SCAGLIETTI F1, VIN ZFFJY54B000157673 (2008). Grigio Silverstone with nero leather. Estimate €70,000 to €90,000, to be sold without reserve. Power seats with Grigio Chiaro stitching, electrochromic mirrors, Bose sound system, Navigation, red tach. Front and rear parking sensors, carbon ceramic brakes with red calipers, HGTC Handling package. Delivered new to Germany. 42,100 km. Excellent condition throughout. Full service history with Ferrari dealers and independent specialists as recorded in the accompanying service booklet. Lot 127. Sold for €82,800.



    308 GTB VETRORESINA, S/N 20015 (1976). Rosso Rubino with beige seats. Estimate €160,000 to €200,000. Built in September 1976 and supplied by importer Charles Pozzi. First registered in April 1977. According to a Pozzi invoice, in 1979 the car belonged to Auto 2000, an official Ferrari distributor in northern France. In April 2002, the workshop manager of Charles Pozzi SA bought the car from one of Pozzi’s clients. The odometer showed 51,009 km at that time. André Dumas planned to prepare the 308 for rallies or other classic car events, but this project never came to fruition. In March 2006, Pierre Ventadour acquired the 308 GTB from André Dumas. When Mr Ventadour died in 2014 the car remained with the family. From 2006 to 2016 it was driven only 150 km per year. In June 2016 a complete ‘last nut and bolt’ 1,800-hour restoration was carried out, commencing with completely dismantling the body parts and mechanicals. The chassis was restored and the fiberglass bodywork stripped and repaired before being completely repainted in its original Rosso Rubino, while the interior was fully re-trimmed in beige leather to the correct pattern. Mechanical works included overhauling the engine and repairing the cylinder heads. Other work included the gearbox/transaxle assembly, clutch, running gear, braking system, cooling circuit, electrics, and air conditioning. This was a restoration to concours standard, respecting the car’s original specification (restoration photographs and details available). In November 2017 it took part in the Rally of Portugal (Portugal Tours) without incident and was treated to a major service afterwards. 57,494 km. Lot 133. Sold for €184,000.



    MONDIAL T COUPE, VIN ZFFFD32S000093155 (1992). Rosso corsa with beige leather. Estimate €50,000 to €80,000, to be sold without reserve. Delivered new to Ferrari Switzerland in April 1992 and more recently moved from Switzerland to Germany. 340 kilometers from new and is presented in impeccable as new condition. It is worthwhile noting that this 31-year-old Mondial T can now be imported into the USA. Offered with original books including the service book. Lot 128. Sold for €80,500.



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