top of page


Volume 45 Issue 18

Aug 29, 2020

I find the modern car sales interesting. Here are nearly new Ferraris, Ferraris that someone lovingly spent the time to build exactly the way they wanted. Options, details, colors, and materials to personalize a Ferrari to be the ultimate personal automobile and then drive the car 1,200 miles.

    I find the modern car sales interesting. Here are nearly new Ferraris, Ferraris that someone lovingly spent the time to build exactly the way they wanted. Options, details, colors, and materials to personalize a Ferrari to be the ultimate personal automobile and then drive the car 1,200 miles.

    The shame is not driving and enjoying all the fun and prestige driving a Ferrari provides.

    Furthermore, after not enjoying the car, they sell their pride and joy while taking a loss in the sale.

    I hear it all the time. “If I put miles on it, I will get less when I sell.” I contend, how much less would you have gotten if you had put on another ten thousand miles?

    Certainly, the cost per mile would have been much more reasonable and the enjoyment would have been worth every penny.

    The purchase price is a known quantity, the value when sold is an unknown. Saving the car does nothing to enhance your pleasure. Ferraris are meant to be driven; we should be having fun with our cars.

    Somehow, a 950-mile F12tdf hasn’t been enjoyed enough. Seems wrong to me. Maybe the new owner will.


    250 GT PF COUPE, S/N 1433 GT (1959). Blu with Argento roof, natural leather. Estimate $600,000 to $700,000. The 185th built, with numerous bespoke details including chromed door sills and a 410 Superamerica-style air intake on the hood. The engine is a Tipo 128D twin-distributor “inside-plug” engine, along with drum brakes and a four-speed gearbox without overdrive. Originally finished in Grigio Azzurro with a rosso vinyl and leather interior. Sold new on 24 July 1959. It remained in Milan from new until 2002, the original stamped Ministero dei Trasporti registration book documenting its Italian ownership has been preserved and is included. Highly presentable paint and brightwork, a crisp interior, and a very clean engine compartment and undercarriage. 16,930 km. Classiche certified. A complete engine rebuild in 2019. Lot 238. Sold for $638,000.

    250 GT/L, S/N 5379 GT (1964). Avorio with rosso interior. Estimate $1.2 million to $1.4 million. The 235th Lusso produced, and the only provided in this color combination. Completed on 22 February 1964, delivered new to Chinetti. In 1988, a full repaint and cosmetic restoration was executed. While the car was repainted years ago it still presents nicely today. Nearly every conceivable leather, wood, rubber, and chrome surface is displayed with a charming degree of patina and age-related wear. Large, age-related splits in the upper dashboard appear in each of the central gauge housings. In 2017 a mechanical servicing included a rebuild, overhaul, tune, and replace of a significant number of components. Additional mechanical work on the transmission, rear axle, engine, and rear Koni shocks was commissioned and completed after further consultation. 46,770 miles. Complete with copies of build sheet, Massini history report, recent invoices, historic photographs, provenance documentation, spare wheel, tool roll, and jack. Lot 115. Sold for $1.5 million.

    275 GTB, S/N 6891 (1965). Rosso Barchetta with tan leather. Estimate $1.8 million to $2 million. Originally delivered in Italy in 1965 finished in Grigio Argento with nero leather upholstery. During the 1970s it was exported to the United States, and in 1974 was sold to an owner in Maryland. Offered for sale in Maryland in 1981. Sold on to an owner in Ohio who restored the car to Rosso with tan interior. In 2014 it was sold again and restored again with great care taken to correct previous modifications and poor repair work. The interior was restored using correct leather, as original. The suspension and brakes were completely rebuilt and the dashboard gauges rebuilt. The Campagnolo wheels were restored. Classiche certified. Original tool roll. 96,249 miles. Lot 227. Sold for $1.98 million.

    365 GT 2+2, S/N 12777 (1969). Rosso Nearco with nero interior. Estimate $150,000 to $180,000. Delivered new to Modern Classic Motors. Little is known about its early life, however, the car was offered in the Ferrari Market Letter in June 2006. In February 2007 it was shown at the Cavallino Classic. Offered in its original color scheme, along with a history file running to more than 350 pages. Partial tool kit and jack. Lot 208. Sold for $176,000.

    550 GT1 PRODRIVE, VIN ZFFZR49B000108418-S/N CRD02 (2001). Rosso corsa with nero interior. Estimate $3.85 million to $4.85 million. This particular chassis is the second of twelve 550 GT1 program commissioned by Care Racing Development to Prodrive. In a competitive career spanning more five years, it competed in 49 races, taking 15 pole positions, 14 outright race wins and finishing on the podium some 29 times. The car only failed to finish on six separate occasions, mainly due to mechanical failure, and on an on-track accident. Since its retirement from competition, CRD 002 has remained in the custody of Care Racing Development. Presented in its Spa 2004 livery, it is accompanied by FIA and ACO technical documents. The car has been fully rebuilt and it shall be delivered to its new owner in race-ready condition for the Masters & Peter Auto Historic championships. Research shows the car raced at that event with engine number 510. That engine is presently being overhauled and dyno-tested and will be installed back into the car prior to September 30, 2020. This particular chassis is last of just fourteen Ferraris to ever win an international 24-hour race outright. Lot 240. Sold for $4.29 million.

    575GTZ ZAGATO F1, VIN ZFFBV55AX50140719 (2005). Dark blue with Avorio roof and tan interior. Estimate $1.75 million to $2.25 million. One of two examples ordered by American customers for delivery to the United States. In its homage to 0515 GT, this 575 GTZ was designed with elements reminiscent of the celebrated TdF’s coachwork, including curved fender haunches, the oval eggcrate grille, and double-bubble roof, which is aesthetically mirrored by the voluptuous shape of the rear windscreen. The result is, in true Zagato fashion, a dramatic departure from the 575M Maranello. The interior has tan leather trimmed throughout the cabin. The seats, door panels, dashboard, center console, and the steering wheel all feature the same material, while the transmission tunnel and rear parcel shelf are upholstered in diamond-stitched variations of the same leather. The blue carpets feature borders of tan leather. 3,678 miles. Maintained, and accompanying invoices document regular service at Ferrari of Palm Beach, Florida. Lot 120. Not sold.

    612 SCAGLIETTI, VIN ZFFAA54A050142651 (2005). Azzurro California with dark blue leather. Estimate $250,000 to $275,000. Six-speed manual. Options include aluminum brake calipers, run-flat tires with standard rims, heated front seats, and a USA battery charger with prewiring. Sold new through Ferrari of Washington in Sterling, Virginia. Current ownership purchased the car in 2012. In 2017 the car was shown at the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting where it took Platinum honors. 5,700 miles. Accompanied by a sales brochure, window sticker, owner’s manuals, mini Maglite, tool kit, air pump, and car cover with bag. Lot 218. Sold for $324,500.

    SUPERAMERICA F1, VIN ZFFGT61B000146649 (2006). Rosso corsa with beige leather. Estimate $240,000 to $260,000. Less than 8,700 km. Originally delivered in London. Two years later the car was imported to the United States, where it was registered by the original owner who presumably owned the car for nearly 10 years. Fiorano Handling Package, Scuderia shields. Daytona-style seats, yellow tachometer. Owner’s manuals, tools, spare keys, space-saver spare, and car cover with bag. Classiche certified. Lot 152. Sold for $235,000.

    F12tdf, VIN ZFF81BFA0H0221381 (2017). Argento Nürburgring with nero Alcantara. Estimate $800,000 to $950,000. One-owner example. Originally delivered in 2017 and in ‘as new’ condition. 950 miles. Blu NART center stripe and bianco flanking stripes. Giallo calipers and carbon fiber headlamp surrounds, fog light surrounds and door sills, and is fully covered by a clear bra. Alcantara optioned for the center console, dashboard, lower dashboard, headliner and seats. Carbon racing bucket seats with stitched Cavallino Rampante in Blu Medio. Sport exhaust. Upgraded hi-fi and technology pack with front and rear facing cameras. Lot 243. Sold for $825,000.

    812 SUPERFAST, VIN ZFF83CLA4J0236573 (2018). Giallo Nancy with Canna di Fucile interior. Estimate $300,000 to $350,000. Crafted through Ferrari’s Tailor Made program and finished in May 2018. Its factory personalization plate features a noticeably smaller font, and even then, it can barely fit over 75-line items. Carbon fiber throughout. The front and rear fascia have carbon fiber elements with Tricolore paintwork, which follows the carbon fiber side skirts and sills. 20” staggered forged alloy wheels, carbon ceramic brakes with red calipers. Fender badges are airbrushed, not enameled. Giallo tachometer, steering wheel of carbon fiber. Perforated leather trim, color-matched contrast stitching, and extensive Tricolore details. The door panels, handles, footwells, sills, kickplates, dash inserts, central console, and transmission bridge in matte carbon fiber with matching nero, giallo, and Canna di Fucile trim. Embroidered headrests, Alcantara headliner features the “starlight” option, with yellow perforations that stand out from the black headliner. 1,900 miles. Accompanied with window sticker, owner’s manuals, tools, battery tender, and car cover with bag.  Lot 118. Sold for $374,000.

    GTC4LUSSO, VIN ZFF82WNA6K0245696 (2019). Blu Pozzi with Terra Bruciata interior. Estimate $250,000 to $300,000. Delivered new to Ferrari of Silicon Valley. 20” forged diamond-cut rims in matte Grigio Corsa, yellow brake calipers, adaptive front lights, suspension lifter, front grille with chromed edges, Scuderia shields, sports exhaust pipe, and the panoramic glass roof. Interior with Blu stitching, which includes the Prancing Horse on the headrest, ventilated full electric seats, Apple CarPlay, passenger display system, high power hi-fi sound system, yellow rev counter, carbon fiber steering wheel with LEDs, a front driving camera, and a vehicle personalization plate. 70 miles. Lot 125. Sold for $258,500.

    246 GT, S/N 00690 (1970). Rosso Dino with nero interior. Estimate $300,000 to $350,000. Delivered new in Geneva. By 1974, the car was exported from Le Havre, France, to the United States. Several documents chronicle importation and early service work in California, which include invoices for body repairs to the front end, indicating damage and subsequent repair and paintwork in 1984. The next owner in 2008 commissioned a mechanical restoration, which included a rebuild of the suspension and overhaul of the steering rack and brake. Carburetors and distributor were cleaned and rebuilt as needed. Two years later shown at the Cavallino Classic in 2010, winning an FCA Gold award and scoring 92 points. Subsequently sold to the consignor in 2011. Accompanied with owner’s manual, parts book, jack, and tool kit. 52,460 miles. Lot 211. Sold for $440,000.

    308 GTB, S/N 26003 (1978). Nero with beige interior. Estimate $75,000 to $95,000. No reserve. Delivered through Ferrari of Los Gatos in 1979 and retains California blue plates. Paintwork is believed to be original in places, though glossy, displays numerous imperfections due to aging. Blaupunkt Bamberg stereo. Major service in 2017 including belt change with tensioners, gaskets, seals, filters and fluids. New battery and Michelin XWX tires. More recently, new rear Koni shocks with superformance springs and new control arm bushings. Owner’s manual, tool kit, and matching spare tire. Lot 137. Sold for $71,500.

    348 TB ZAGATO SPECIALE, VIN ZFFKA3B000084810 (1990). Silver with black interior. Estimate $225,000 to $275,000. Custom coachwork crafted by coachbuilder Zagato. Of the ten bodies created by Zagato, this was the last one built. 562 km showing. The odometer appears to have been non-functional for a period of time, the duration of which is unknown, and therefore the true mileage is unknown. Lot 229. Not sold, asking $225,000.

    F40, VIN ZFFMN34A6M0087627 (1991). Rosso corsa with rosso upholstery. Estimate $1.25 million to $1.5 million. Built December 1990. One of the 213 examples for the United States. Delivered in March 1991 to Foreign Cars Italia. Re-offered by Foreign Cars Italia in 1994 after accruing 1,656 miles. By 2000 showed around 2,100 miles and by 2008 it had accumulated approximately 4,000 miles. Classiche Red Book. Currently displaying 6,407 miles. Accompanied with owner’s manuals in leather pouch, a warranty booklet, and tool roll. Lot 244. Sold for $1.39 million.

bottom of page