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RM Sotheby’s Miami March 1-2, 2024

Volume 49 Issue 07

Apr 13, 2024

RM Sotheby's inaugural Miami sale featured many interesting Ferraris.

    250 EUROPA VIGNALE COUPE, S/N 0295 EU (1953). Rosso Rubino with beige leather. Estimate $4.5 million to $5.5 million. The very first 250 Europa built. A one-off, clothed in one of Giovanni Michelotti’s more intriguing designs. Publicly unveiled by Ferrari in October 1953 at the Paris Salon. Sold to its first owner, Robert Teakle of Detroit, Michigan. Over the next 18 years, the Ferrari passed through the care of seven additional American owners before being acquired in August 1971 by Gilbert Walton of Danville, California. Mr. Walton went on to retain possession for 37 years. Mr. Walton offered the car for sale in 2008, it was purchased by Brian Hoyt, the proprietor of Perfect Reflections in Hayward, California. Mr. Hoyt commenced an exacting refurbishment that addressed every mechanical and cosmetic consideration. Upon completion of the five-year restoration, the Europa was sold to the consignor. Displayed at Pebble Beach Concours in August 2015, Cavallino Classic and Villa d’Este in 2016. Featured cover car of Cavallino magazine. Additional awards were earned at the 2019 Concours d’Elegance Suisse (Best of Show), and the 2021 Cavallino Classic Middle East edition. It participated in the Ferrari Factory Cavalcade Classic in Italy during September 2022. Classiche certified with Red Book. Lot 230. Sold for $4.3 million.



    250 GTE 2+2 SERIES II, S/N 4043 GT (1962). Rosso with tan leather. Estimate $400,000 to $500,000. No reserve. Completed 12 December 1962, finished in Rosso with nero Connolly leather. Destined for sale through importer, Luigi Chinetti. In January 1963, Chinetti resold the car to Otto Zipper Motors of Los Angeles, California. Sold to its first owner later that year. The history picks up again in early 1980s in Georgia, where it spent several decades. It was then reportedly treated to a comprehensive, two-year restoration started in 2014 by Hexagon Classics of London, United Kingdom. Classiche Certified Red Book, confirming numbers-matching engine, gearbox, and differential. Lot 152. Sold for $291,000.


    365 GT 2+2, S/N 11885 (1968). Verde Bahram with beige interior. Estimate $225,000 to $275,000. No reserve. One of 29 originally finished with Verde Bahram paint. Delivered to dealer Crepaldi Automobili S.a.s and sold new to a resident of Milan. It would remain in Italy for much of its life and in 2010, it was acquired by entrepreneur, restaurateur, and television personality Joseph Bastianich. It was featured on an episode of “Top Gear Italia” and was further presented as part of the Driving with the Stars exhibition at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena and the Driven by Enzo exhibition at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. 89,151 km. Lot 229. Sold for $162,400.



    575M MARANELLO F1, VIN ZFFBV55A250140519 (2005). Grigio Alloy with beige interior. Estimate: $150,000 to $200,000. No reserve. Originally delivered in Houston, Texas, and well-maintained throughout its life. Invoices on file spanning 2008–2020. Service in January 2020, at 6,716 miles included replacement of timing belts and new fluids and filters. Original delivery paperwork, original sets of manuals and tools. Lot 234. Sold for $123,200.


    599 GTO, VIN ZFF70RCA4B0177016 (2011). Argento Nürburgring with black and red interior. Estimate $800,000 to $1 million. No reserve. Daytona-style Recaro seats, optional full leather upholstery, and red-painted brake calipers. Accompanied by books in fitted case and original battery charger. 5,111 miles. Lot 249. Sold for $896,000.



    F12tdf, VIN ZFF81BFA3H0221214 (2017). Giallo Triplo Strato with nero Alcantara trim. Estimate $1.1 million to $1.3 million. Giallo stitching and striping and extensive carbon fiber and Alcantara throughout the car. Carbon fiber engine covers, dashboard inserts, rear bench, airbox, and under door covers as well as Alcantara-trimmed transmission tunnel and boot carpet. Suspension lift system, sport exhaust, AFS adaptive headlamps, yellow brake calipers, and Scuderia shields. Carbon fiber airbox wears the signature of Piero Ferrari as well as Formula One drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel. Full 3M protective paint film. Recent extensive service. 2,910 miles. Lot 121. Sold for $1.24 million.



    F40, VIN ZFFGJ34B000084116 (1990). Red. Estimate $2.8 million to $3.4 million. Desirable “non-cat, non-adjust” European-market example which has been owned by one enthusiast from new. Upon being removed from storage and entering the United States in 2022, the F40 was subject to a major mechanical recommissioning. The original tires were replaced due to their age for safety reasons. Fuel tanks were removed, and tanks cleaned. Carbon weave is visible through the thin paint. Various body numbers and production dates can be found on panels, white factory plastic film still covers the kick plate next to the gas pedal. In April 2023, it was inspected for Classiche Certification and the application is pending. Fewer than 1,200 original kilometers. Lot 126. Sold for $3.36 million.



    F355 SPIDER, VIN ZFFPR48A3S0104074 (1995). Black with beige interior. Estimate $175,000 to $225,000. No reserve. Delivered new to a buyer in Florida. He would retain the Ferrari for nearly a decade, when it gained its second caretaker, an enthusiast in Georgia. Scuderia shields. Belt replacement service completed in November 2021. Purchased by its third owner in 2022, the Ferrari returned to Florida. 988 miles. Lot 147.  Sold for $240,800.



    CHALLENGE STRADALE, VIN ZFFDU57A240139040 (2004). Rosso corsa with red and black Alcantara. Estimate $300,000 to $400,000. No reserve. Scuderia shields, hi-fi radio with CD player, carbon fiber mirrors, Rosso Corsa brake calipers, and fire extinguisher. Delivered new to California. Tool kit, owner’s books, and a car cover. 9,507 miles. Lot 239. Sold for $313,000.



    488 PISTA, VIN ZFF90HLA2L0253126 (2020). Rosso Maranello with nero interior. Estimate $450,000 to $550,000. No reserve. Tailor-Made with hand-painted dream lines on the carbon fiber side skirts, rear diffuser, and paddle shifters. Exterior carbon fiber front air flaps, side air splitters, engine bay, and wheels. Front suspension lift system. Mycro Prestige, a technical material, is used in the lower portion of the cabin, including the rear wall and Tailor-Made floor mats. Carbon fiber racing seats and the dashboard are finished in nero Alcantara. Red Ultrasuede inserts on the dashboard and door panels provide contrast, further accented by red double-wide stitching. Red Cavallino on headrests. Three-part red/silver gray/red Ultrasuede center stripe in both seats. Upon completion, it was delivered new to its first and only collector in February of 2020. Used at Cavalcade Moderne Warm Up and Cavalcade Moderne in Rome. Original owner’s manuals, assembly photographs, car cover, scale model, fire extinguisher, and carbon fiber presentation case/humidor with key holder. Covered with 3M clear protective film, this protective coat also extends to the interior carbon fiber surfaces. 2,851 kilometers. Lot 119. Sold for $483,500.



    488 PISTA SPIDER, VIN ZFF91HMAXL0253385 (2020). Rosso corsa with blue interior. Estimate $750,000 to $900,000. Delivered via Ferrari of Central Florida in Orlando, and remained with the consignor from new. Ordered with NART blue and white racing stripes, finished with gold-colored forged diamond-cut wheels. Carbon fiber front flaps, side air splitters, rear diffuser, front vents engine cover, B-pillar trim, door sills, and interior trim. The composite resin has been tinted a deep blue and the carbon weave has been left exposed. This car sports a blue leather interior with red accents. An Italian tricolore stripe runs down each seat. The steering wheel is trimmed with red accents and stitching. Apple CarPlay, AFS headlights, and brake calipers finished in Rosso Scuderia. Annual service conducted in June 2021. Owner’s manuals, a spare key, and window sticker. 629 miles. Lot 212. Sold for $742,000.



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