Breaking News! Bonhams Offers Ferrari 250 GTO at Quail Lodge Auction Without Reserve


A Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta will cross the auction block without reserve at Bonhams‘ August 15 Quail Lodge sale in Carmel, CA. Chairman Robert Brooks shared the news in an exclusive to SCM Publisher Keith Martin during a 25th anniversary celebration dinner at Bonhams’ New Bond Street offices in London.

“3851 GT” is the longest single-ownership 250 GTO Berlinetta in existance — effectively in one family’s care for no fewer than 49 years from 1965-2014. It was the 19th 250 GTO Berlinetta built, completed new on September 11, 1962. It was delivered to the leading French racing driver Jo Schlesser, to be co-driven by himself and French ski champion Henri Oreiller in the 1962 Tour de France. The pair finished 2nd overall.

Watch this space for updates. View an up-to-date list of all the Quail Lodge consignments here.

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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