Enormous $20 million dollar Ferrari collection up for grabs
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What does your dream garage look like?
I'm a bit obsessive, so my dream collection will have one or two of every animal. A few hot hatches here, a supercar there, a big thirsty Australian V8 here, and maybe even an SUV of some description.
Certainly, I'd never think of buying 13 of the same thing — although, some people do. People like the collector who has offered up a 13-car Ferrari collection for RM Sotheby's upcoming sale at the illustrious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance week long classic-car gathering.
According to the famed auction house's pricing estimations, the total value of the collection is approaching an eye-popping US$16 million — or NZ$21.74 million.
Of course, that number isn't exactly spread equally throughout the collection. Some of the machines, like the 328 GTS and the 308 GTB, are expected to be picked up for around US$100–200,000 a piece. Bargains!
Three cars in particular pump up the numbers, with values of more than a million dollars each. There's the 1991 US-spec Ferrari F40 [above] valued at around US$1.4 million (NZ$1.9 million), which has few miles on the clock and all of its original nerdy book and tool-kit paraphernalia. Then there's the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta valued at around US$3 million (NZ$4 million) and comes with Ferrari Classiche certification.
But the daddy of the whole shooting box has to be the 1061 Ferrari 250 GT SWB (short wheel base) Berlinetta [below]. It's a model that depicts a time in Ferrari's motorsport history where their road cars were truly in the thick of international road racing, with cars like this one competing in races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans (with hardly any modifications).
With this immaculately restored model just one of 165 built by Ferrari, it's expected to sell for between US$8.5–10 million (NZ$11.5–13.5 million).
The thing I note — above the pricing of course — is that there's genuinely something for everyone here. Look beyond the same badges and the same familiar shade of red, and you've got a collection of cars that ranges from scenic cruisers, to borderline race cars, to beautiful classics, to cars one could just about drive every day.
What's for sale...
(values in USD)
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta – Est. $8,500,000 – $10,000,000
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti – Est. $2,750,000 – $3,250,000
1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Est. $650,000 – $750,000
1991 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1,300,000 – $1,500,000 (Offered without reserve)
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – Est. $700,000 – $800,000 (Offered without reserve)
1984 Ferrari 512 BBi – Est. $375,000 – $450,000 (Offered without reserve)
2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Est. $375,000 – $450,000 (Offered without reserve)
2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider – Est. $350,000 – $400,000 (Offered without reserve)
1984 Ferrari 512 BBi – Est. $275,000 – $325,000 (Offered without reserve)
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale – Est. $275,000 – $325,000 (Offered without reserve)
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Est. $250,000 – $300,000 (Offered without reserve)
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’ – Est. $175,000 – $225,000 (Offered without reserve)
1989 Ferrari 328 GTS – Est. $90,000 – $120,000 (Offered without reserve)