A collection of 13 lesser-spotted Ferraris will go under the hammer next month at Monterey's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The privately owned fleet includes a number of very rare models, most notably a stunning
1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
, one of 165 ever built, that's expected to fetch up to $10,000,000.
The US collection of Italian thoroughbreds, some of which have covered just 500 miles, will be auctioned by RM Sotheby's on 18-19 August. A
1967 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti
could go for as much $3,250,000, while the most modern car in the line-up, a
2011 599 GTO
, is expected to change hands for $800,000.
Continuing the modern theme, the group also includes a 2004 360 Challenge Stradale, complete with tricolour stripe, and a 2009 F430 Scuderia.
The collection includes a pair of 1984 512 BBis, one of which has covered just 553 miles and is a multiple concours winner. RM Sotheby's expects it to fetch up to $450,000.
Elsewhere, a lightweight, aluminium-bodied 1969 Dino 206 GT is estimated to sell for as much as $750,000. Just 152 such cars were built, compared to the much more common 246 GT/GTS, of which almost 3800 were produced. The car in question was kept in Europe until 2014 and has been stored in the US since then.
The 1991 F40, meanwhile, could fetch $1,500,000. It's a two-owner car with just 2800 miles behind it, and it comes complete with luggage, tools, books and its original invoice. In the world of valuable Ferraris, these things seem to matter.
The full collection, known as the Ferrari Performance Collection, could sell for a total of $18,500,000. Most of the cars are being offered without a reserve, which means there's a slim chance you could pick up a 308 GTB for £1,500.
Away from the Ferrari Performance Collection, the RM Sotheby's catalogue for next month's auction is packed full of extremely rare and valuable machinery. An
Aston Martin DBR1 competition car
, similar to the model that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, is undoubtedly one of the highlights. A number of sought after Porsches will also be offered, including a
1973 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
and, on the much more modern side, a 918 Spyder.
Check out the full auction catalogue here.
[Photos: Theodore W. Pieper, Karissa Hosek, Tim Scott ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's]