The dream auction for Ferrari fanatics is coming September 9, 2017.
Hosted by RM Sotheby’s, the “Ferrari Leggenda E Passione” auction will be the most significant single-marque sale in auction history and is part of the Italian automaker’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Over 40 cars will cross the auction block at the prestigious event and after scouring the listings, AutoGuide.com has picked out the top 10 most unique cars heading to the auction, in no particular order.
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10. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia “Army”
Created by Ferrari’s Tailor Made department for Lapo Elkann is this unique 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia Army. The auction house says it’s “undoubtedly” the most famous 458 Italia featuring a one-off camouflage paint scheme. It was acquired by its second and current owner in 2016 when it sold for €1 million ($1.18 million USD) at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala dinner auction during the Cannes Film Festival. It will be auctioned without reserve and is expected to fetch between €250,000 to €350,000 ($295,107 USD to $413,150 USD).
9. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina
As only the 13th Cabriolet Series II ever produced, this 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina was delivered to Umberto Agnelli, the younger brother of Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, the wealthiest man in modern Italy. Special features on the car include 250 GTE-style “frenched” headlamps and a special 400 Superamerica Cabriolet-style interior with bespoke upholstery and a unique dashboard configuration. In 1996, the car was acquired by Paul Barber of England who had it carefully restored to original specifications. The current owner purchased it in 1998 and it has been properly stored in his extensive private collection since. RM Sotheby’s expects it to fetch between €1.35 million to €1.65 million ($1.59 million to $1.95 million).
8. Ferrari 812 Superfast Wind Tunnel Model, Scale 1:2
This isn’t even a fully-functioning car, but who wouldn’t want this for their collection? Estimated to sell for €280,000 to €320,000 ($330,520 to $377,737) this is the original 812 Superfast wind tunnel model which is handmade with carbon fiber and other prototype material. The original 1:2 scale aerodynamic model was used during the different stages of development, including to test and improve the computational fluid dynamics results inside the wind tunnel.
7. 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider “Green Jewel”
This is the first 70th Anniversary model unveiled by Ferrari and was featured at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The livery has been dubbed “The Green Jewel” and will be the only 488 Spider built as such. Along with the metallic green paint, the 488 Spider features roundels on the door with number-25, larger airbrushed Scuderia shields, and gold wheels. On the inside, there’s a two-tone Nero and Rosso interior trimmed in Siam furniture leather, while aluminum and carbon fiber trim gives a sportier appearance. The exact odometer reading on the car wasn’t revealed, but the auction house did say it only has the delivery mileage accrued during its show career. It is expected to sell for €320,000 to €380,000 ($377,737 to $448,563).
6. 2011 Ferrari 458 GT3
The original development car for both GT3 and GTD versions of the 458 Italia is being offered, currently conforming to 458 GTD specification. Sporting chassis number 3204, the car first ran at Bruntingthorpe in the U.K in March 2013. Along with cockpit-adjustable rollbars and a quick-fill refueling system, the 458 GT3 also features endurance-specification lighting and and braking systems. The race car has gotten its fair share of use, with 13,670 miles (22,000 kilometers) on the odometer. The auction listing notes it has over 3,106 miles (5,000 km) of engine life remaining. RM Sotheby’s estimates it will sell between €550,000 to €600,000 ($649,236 to $708,258).
5. 1994 Ferrari 333 SP
It’s one of only 40 333 SPs ever produced and you can expect it to fetch a pretty penny with its estimated sale price to be between €2.8 million to €3.3 million ($3.31 million to $3.9 million). This particular race car has had four owners from new and retains its original engine and gearbox, but has been fully rebuilt by Michelotto in 2016 with less than one hour on the engine. It’s also only one of a handful of 333 SPs that have never been raced. The car will also come with an extra set of wheels and is accompanied by Ferrari Classiche certification, basic spares package, and period DOS laptop with all relevant software and cables.
4. 2001 Ferrari 550 Sperimentale
Ever wanted to own an official Ferrari prototype? This 2001 Ferrari 550 Sperimentale was used as a development car for the 550 and 575 Maranello and has had single private ownership from new. The prototype features an air ducting system on the right rear down past the fuel tank in an effort to provide cooling. It also has a unique set of moving pedals and steering column. The car was recently shipped to Joe Macari Performance Cars in London, where it received a full service. It is crossing the auction block with no reserve, but is expected to fetch between €350,000 to €450,000 ($413,150) to ($531,193).
3. 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti
This is one of only two Daytona Spiders originally delivered in Rosso Bordeaux and has just 4,156 miles on the odometer. It is impressively well-preserved and largely original condition with the only apparent alteration being the installation of a Sony radio. This example is the 85th of only 121 original Spiders and is currently on its third owner from new. It is estimated to go for €2.1 million to €2.6 million ($2.48 million to $3.07 million).
2. 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupé by Vignale
There’s quite a bit of history behind the Ferrari 250 Europa, with just 22 units built before the company introduced the second-generation 250 Europa GT. Of the first 22 units, 18 were bodied by Pininfarina, leaving four units done by Vignale. This particular car crossing the auction block is the second car Vignale built, featuring numerous characteristics the coachbuilder was known for. Those touches include headlights inset into the front bumpers, the turn indicators deeply recessed into the front wings, a chrome strip wrapping around the bodywork, and vents located just ahead of the doors.
After the car was sold in 2009 to Heinrich Kämpfer of Seengen, Switzerland, it underwent a massive restoration process with Kämpfer estimated to have spent over 3,000 hours on the car in restoration, as well as 800 hours with outside specialists. The restoration was finished in October 2011, at which point it made its first public outing at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2012. At the event, it received the Trofeo Foglizzi for best interior design. RM Sotheby’s expects it to sell for €2.8 million to €3.2 million ($3.31 million to $3.78 million).
1. 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy by Scaglietti
Discovered in Japan after being hidden for nearly 40 years is the only road-going Alloy 365 GTB/4 Daytona in existence. Expected to sell for €1.4 million to €1.7 million ($1.65 million to $2.01 million), the car is being offered in complete “barn-find” condition with matching numbers. Ferrari only commissioned one street version of the Daytona with an aluminum body, which is the very car being offered next month. It’s a unique car that no other collector can claim ownership to, despite having been built in June 1969. According to RM Sotheby’s, the car was acquired by Makoto Takai in 1980, who hid the car away for nearly 40 years. The car sports 22,611 miles (36,390 km) on the odometer.
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