RM Sotheby's Monterey auction preview


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]

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  • PhantomPH 13 Jul 2017

    The 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is my all time favourite car. Money no object I may bag a GTO, but that would be after I grabbed myself a GT SWB in either silver or the Ferrari yellow.


  • Adz The Rat 13 Jul 2017

    That SWB is absolutely stunning. The interior looks like its never been sat in.

  • Fetchez la vache 13 Jul 2017

    Never mind buying them, I'd love to fly over to just see them!
    The DBR1 & 1961 250 GT SWB have to be two of the most amazing designs, Period (imho of course...)
    I've got a dinky toy DBR1 in the loft somewhere from when I was a kid... or maybe its a corgi... not seen it for 25+ years...

  • Resolutionary 13 Jul 2017

    Of all the wonderful machinery in that link, I am utterly staggered by the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona "Harrah Hot Rod". So. Much. Want.


  • Baron Greenback 13 Jul 2017

    Hate when RM Auctions comes out I realise how much money I really do need to have to happy chap in the garage! I also learn of new car I never heard of like the 1952 Siata-Ford 208S Cabriolet Speciale very nice!

    1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster droool!

    Edited by Baron Greenback on Thursday 13th July 19:57

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