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RM Sotheby’s Paris January 31, 2024

Volume 49 Issue 03

Feb 11, 2024

RM Sotheby's Paris auction results.

    250 EUROPA GT, S/N 0435 GT (1956). Metallic gray with black interior. Estimate €1 million to €1.4 million. Built by Pinin Farina prior to production transferring to Boano. Sold to first owner, Signora Iris Cantelli, wife of celebrated conductor, Guido Cantelli, in April 1956. Following Mr. Cantelli’s death, and in 1957, it was bought by a Parma-based industrialist. In 1960 the Ferrari was exported to Switzerland, where it was later owned by a Mr. Messerli, in whose care the car was involved in a fatal accident. It was subsequently rebuilt with the engine, rear axle, disc brakes, and wheels from 250 GT/L chassis S/N 5135 GT. The Ferrari was then sold, accompanied by its original engine and gearbox, to Jean-Pierre Oberson, a former mechanic of Jo Siffert based in Bulle, Switzerland. Oberson commissioned a complete restoration during which the car was reunited with its original powertrain and refinished in red with a black interior. The completed car was displayed at Club Ferrari Suisse’s anniversary meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, in April 1990. The Ferrari was sold to Tiziano Carugati in 2000, and in 2006 it was bought by a UK-based collector who commissioned a full body restoration. By March 2008 the restoration was finished in its current metallic gray with black configuration. Sold to a Belgian enthusiast it remained in their care until 2015, when it was acquired at auction by the consigning seller, and by December of that year had been imported to their native Germany. While in the care of the current owner it has been shown regularly, and participated in the Mille Miglia Storica no fewer than five times between 2016 and 2022. In 2018, the car was reunited with its original rear axle. Lot 152. Sold for €916,250.



    250 GT SWB BERLINETTA ALLOY, S/N 1773 GT (1960). Giallo with Pelle Verde interior. €9 million to €11 million. One of 45 alloy Competizione examples built in 1960. Completed on 16 March 1960, for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Later sold to Bob Grossman who competed it at Bahamas Speed Week. In early 1961, it was sold to its third owner, Bob Hathaway, who raced it regularly throughout 1961 and early 1962. Hathaway sold the SWB back to Grossman, who immediately traded it to friend Walt Luftman. After Luftman, it had a further six owners until 1987, when it joined the van der Velden family. The car passed through the hands of three further owners, before being purchased by Bruce McCaw in 1999. Kept by him for a little over two years, it then entered the care of Ervin Lyon, before it joined the stable of John Romano. In 2014, it became part of the Pinnacle Portfolio. It was sent to Motion Products Inc., to be restored. In 2023, it was Classiche certified. The factory confirmed it retains its original matching-numbers chassis, engine, and rear axle, while the gearbox fitted is a correct aluminum ribbed-casing competition unit. Lot 161. Sold for €10.2 million.



    275 GTB/6C, S/N 8259 (1966). Grigio with Pelle Grigia leather. Estimate €2.7 million to €3.2 million. This 6C alloy berlinetta was completed on 7 February 1966. Delivered to Garage Imperia Martigny in Lausanne, Switzerland. Originally Celeste Chiaro over a Blu interior with matching carpets first owned by a Mr. Bacic. By August 1966 it had been sold to Zurich, and by 1968 it passed to René Herzog. By May of the following year it had covered almost 35,000 km. In 1970 it was refinished in matte black with gold wheels. Its next owner repainted the Ferrari in red. In 1977 it found a home in the Netherlands. Sold again in 1982, and four years later the car entered the long-term care of a Belgian enthusiast. In 2004, the car had been exported to the UK and by the following year it had found a new home in Belgium. By 2006, it had found a new owner, having recently undergone restoration work. The alloy body was restored and refinished in Grigio. A mechanical overhaul was carried out during which the original gearbox was replaced with a unit of the correct type. A full complement of restoration photographs is on file. In December 2006 it received Classiche certification. It would remain in the care of its then-owner until 2022. Accompanied by numerous invoices for ongoing maintenance dating from 1985, a report by Marcel Massini, operating manual, parts catalogue, assorted spares, and tool roll. Lot 157. Sold for €3.2 million.



    365 GTB/4, S/N 14071 (1971). Rosso corsa with nero interior. Estimate €425,000 to €475,000. No reserve. Built 20 January 1971. While Ferrari does not individually log the headlamp setup in its build records for 365 GTB/4, a salesman at Auto Becker recalls seeing this Daytona arrive at the showroom. He recalled that a client from Cologne had specially ordered the car in the color combination of Viola Dino Metallizzato with white Connolly leather. By 1980, the car had been repainted red, re-trimmed in black, and was owned by a Swiss enthusiast, who retained the car for nearly 25 years before selling to a German car dealer in August 2004. It was later acquired by the consigning owner. Leather folio with owner’s manual. In November 2023 this Daytona was returned to running order, however, it is recommended the car be serviced prior to road use. Lot 167. Sold for €533,750.



    512 BBi, VIN ZFFJA09B000045449 (1983). Rosso corsa with beige Connolly leather. Estimate €180,000 to €220,000. No reserve. Invoiced by Ferrari to Garage Francorchamps on 1 April 1983. Offered for sale as a new car in the April edition of the Ferrari Market Letter, by B.J. Lyon from Mobile, Alabama. By early 1987, it was owned by Dane Larsen of California. Service invoices from January to August that year indicate 3,900 miles. In October 1990, it returned to Europe, and was registered under a German company. It remained in Germany until being acquired by the consigning owner in 2009. Recently returned to running condition, it will require a full service prior to road use. Lot 171. Sold for €189,750.



    TESTAROSSA, VIN ZFFSA17S000090999 (1991). Rosso corsa with tan leather. Estimate €180,000 to €220,000. No reserve. First registered in August 1991. The car was exported to the Czech Republic in 2014 and was later acquired by the consigning owner and joined The Timeless Collection. 371 km. Recently returned to running condition, however, this vehicle will require servicing prior to road use. Ferrari folio, warranty card and service book, spare keys, car cover, jack, and tool kit. Lot 165. Sold for €252,500.



    F512 M, VIN ZFFVA40B000105395 (1996). Rosso corsa with nero leather. Estimate €250,000 to €350,000. Produced in 1996. Acquired by the consignor in November 2015, and one month later was subject to maintenance and servicing. In May 2018, further work was carried out at an official dealer. Accompanied by an owner’s manual and service book containing eight stamps. 61,773 km. Lot 139. Sold for €308,750.



    550 BARCHETTA, VIN ZFFZR52B000124092 (2001). #114/448. Red with black interior. Estimate €300,000 to €400,000. Delivered new via Auto Becker of Düsseldorf, Germany, on 28 June 2001. Well maintained since new, with history file containing no fewer than nine service invoices. Recent service and timing belt replacement was in September 2023. Offered with leather folio containing Ferrari manuals, pair of 550 Barchetta helmets, and Certificate of Origin. 6,000 km. Lot 154. Sold for €421,250.


    246 GTS, S/N 07474 (1973). Marrone Dino Metallizzato with beige vinyl interior. Estimate €500,000 to €700,000. Built 21 December 1973. Optioned with Daytona-style seats. Collected directly from the factory by its first owner. In 2015, it was discovered as a restoration project in Japan, with approximately 37,000 km. Purchased by the current owner and exported to Poland. In 2016, it was stripped to a bare shell. Photos are available. Returning from Italy, the body was resprayed in its factory-correct color. The engine was rebuilt, as were almost all other major systems. The restoration was completed in 2023, and featured in the October edition of Polish classic car magazine Classicauto, and displayed at the Rozalin Concours d’Elegance. In June 2023, it was certified by Classiche. The Red Book is estimated to arrive in January 2024. 2,100 km since completion. Lot 144. Sold for €635,000.


    328 GTB, VIN ZFFCA19S000078947 (1988). Rosso corsa with cream leather. Estimate €70,000 to €90,000. No reserve. Supplied new by Garage Foitek of Urdorf, Switzerland. Factory warranty issued on 26 January 1989, to Georg Fausch. Over a 25-year period, service records show that he had covered 11,645 km by July 2002. He decided to sell the car in 2004 to a Swiss enthusiast in Zürich, who then exported it. It was later acquired by the consigning owner. 13,335 km. Accompanied by its Ferrari folio, manuals, service book and warranty card, as well as spare wheel. Recently returned to running condition, but the car will require servicing prior to road use. Lot 169. Sold for €120,750.



    GTB TURBO, VIN ZFFZA27B000080099 (1989). Rosso corsa with nero interior. Estimate €70,000 to €110,000. No reserve. Imported to France in 2015. Full engine overhaul carried out in 2022. Replacement of the ABS system in October of the same year. Accompanied by many invoices, build data from Ferrari Classiche, tools and jack. Lot 137. Sold for €92,000



    348 SPIDER, VIN ZFFUA43B000098025 (1993). Giallo with black leather. Estimate €90,000 to €110,000. No reserve. Delivered new to Portugal and delivered to its first owner in Santo Tirso on 10 November 1993. Fitted with a black soft top, and features front and rear fog lights, air conditioning, electric windows, and heated door mirrors. Factory tool kit, tire inflation kit, and owner’s manuals. 13,291 km. Lot 108. Sold for €86,250.



    360 SPIDER F1, VIN ZFFYT53B000136279 (2004). Rosso corsa with tan leather. Estimate €50,000 to €80,000. No reserve. Destined for Portugal, and delivered to its first owner in Monte de Caparica on 26 May 2004. The upper dashboard is finished in contrasting black leather, while the center console and door edges are finished with a silver aluminium-effect finish. 35,296 km. Lot 115. Sold for €86,250.



    SCUDERIA SPIDER 16M, VIN ZFFKZ66B000166384 (2009). Rosso corsa with black interior. Estimate €340,000 to €440,000. Only 499 examples of the 16M were built. First registered on 17 March 2009, and was acquired by its second owner in 2022. 21,941 km. Serviced by a Ferrari dealer in 2016, 2018, 2020, and March 2022. Lot 130. Sold for €421,250.



    488 PISTA SPIDER, VIN ZFF91HMB000247840 (2019). Bianco Sanae with charcoal Alcantara interior. Estimate €500,000 to €700,000. Finished in special-order Bianco Sanae with Blu Corsa stripes, specified with options including 20” forged diamond-cut wheels, yellow brake calipers, shields, and titanium exhaust. The cockpit is trimmed with baby blue accents and carbon fiber racing seats. First registered on 5 July 2019, the Spider changed hands in July 2021 at 7,645 km. Now showing 9,437 km. Auxiliary belt change and service in March 2023. Lot 122. Sold for €511,250.



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