RM Sotheby’s has announced an all-Ferrari auction, to take place September 9th at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy.
This new sale, held during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebration, will offer some of the greatest collectible Ferraris available today — all of them with the coveted Ferrari Classiche certification.
This is not the first time the two companies have worked together — in 2007, 2008 and 2009, RM hosted the “Leggenda e Passione” Ferrari and Maserati auctions, also held at the Read More
Every tifosi has dreamt of piloting a Formula One car on the open road. No traffic. No stop lights. No speed cameras. Just the sound of the car’s exhaust note reverberating off buildings — let alone the feeling of sheer speed — would be enough to redline the heartbeats of car enthusiasts anywhere.
In essence, the Ferrari F50 was just that: an F1 car at heart, but it was designed and built to drive on the road.
At its heart Read More
BMS Scuderia Italia, a semi-Works team, purchased chassis 2616 new. It debuted with Davide Rigon and Joel Camathias — leaping out of the gate at the 2008 Silverstone race to a 6th in class and 19th overall finish. The duo achieved similar results at Monza a month later. Babini, Matteo Malucelli and Paolo Ruberti would continue the success with a 22nd overall and 2nd in class at the 2008 24 hours of Le Mans.
The greatest triumph transpired at the Read More
Representing a paradigm shift in Ferrari’s design language, the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta, later nicknamed the “Daytona,” was first introduced to the world at the 1968 Paris Motor Show.
An early European-specification example with Plexiglas headlight covers, this Daytona was originally finished in Blu Dino over a Nero interior. Completed by the factory in September of 1969, it was immediately shipped to Maranello Concessionaires in England. It is believed that when new, this car was likely used personally by Colonel Ronnie Read More
Following the lead of the 365 GT/4 BB and the 512 BB before it, Ferrari’s 512 BBi is considered to be the most livable of the Berlinetta Boxer family of Ferraris. The 512 BBi was introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Salon with only minor cosmetic and mechanical changes made to the existing 512 BB form, namely exposed driving lights at the front and the addition of rectangular parking lights next to the exhausts at the rear. The major change was Read More
Ferrari’s line of highly successful V8-engined road cars began with the 308 GT4 of 1973. Badged as a Dino, the all-new 308 GT4 2+2 superseded the preceding Dino V6. The newcomer’s wedge-shaped styling — by Bertone rather than the customary Pininfarina — was modern and up to date; absent were complaints about the performance of the 3.0-liter quad-cam V8 engine, which was then carried over to its successor.
The angularly styled GT4 was remarkable in its ability to hold the Read More
“We chose to call this model LaFerrari because it is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula One.”
This is how Chairman Luca di Montezemolo summarized the successor to the Enzo when it was launched at the Geneva Salon in March 2013. He planned a 499-car production run. One more car — the 500th — has been added, and will be auctioned to benefit Read More
The Ferrari 250 California Spyder is unquestionably among the most recognizable and beloved sports cars of all time. While the origins of the legendary model have been well established and the entire production run carefully documented by devoted historians, the exceptionally rare competition variants were built to highly individualized specifications and do not fall into a single, all-encompassing category.
By 1950s standards, all that was required to transform a California into a serious racing car was Read More
When Ferrari reintroduced the two-place, front-engined grand touring cars into their lineup in 1996 with Pininfarina’s 550 Maranello as the spiritual successor to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, it was evident that there would also be demand for a convertible version of the car — just like the 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder before it.
The car that followed was the 550 Barchetta, which was identical in every way to the 550 Maranello but was intended to be a pure roadster, Read More
A rare, valuable Ferrari supercharges any auction, and Gooding & Company is turning up the boost with four special cars:
A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione will carry a $18m to $20m estimate at the August 20-21 auction. This car is factory-equipped with every race feature and it carries race history.
A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione comes with a $15m to $18m estimate — and a 7th Place overall finish at the 1960 Read More