RM Sotheby’s announced two competition Ferraris — a 2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive and a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione — for the online-only Shift / Monterey sale.
RM Sotheby’s announced two multimillion-dollar competition Ferraris for the time-based online-only Shift/Monterey sale. The 2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive, estimate $3,850,000 – $4,850,000, is a multiple race-winning car and the first of the series ever offered at auction. The rare 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, estimate $2,200,000 – $2,275,000, led at Sebring. Additional highlights announced include a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso, a 2014 Pagani Huayra, and a 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Cabriolet.
RM Sotheby’s Online-Only Shift / Monterey Sale 2020
RM Sotheby’s Online-Only Shift / Monterey Sale 2020 will be an online-only classic car auction to replace the canceled Monterey Week 2020 sale. Around 200 cars will be on offer with bidding closing in stages between 13 and 15 August 2020. No live bidding, telephone, or commission bidding will be possible.
RM Sotheby’s has already staged several online-only auctions thus far in 2020 and planned with around 200 cars to have the largest dedicated online-only classic car auction ever.
Competition Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey 2020 Sale
The number of multimillion-dollar cars on offer at online collection car auctions is increasing. Two special high-value, and high interest, competition Ferraris were announced for the RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey 2020 Sale:
Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive
Consigned directly by the Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive program promoter, Care Racing Development, single owner of the car since its race preparation in 2001, the Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive, chassis no. 108418/CRD02, estimate $3,850,000 – $4,850,000, represents a true icon of the international GT racing scene in the early 2000s.
As the second of only 12 Ferrari 550 GT1 built by Prodrive for Care Racing Development, the car made its debut towards the end of the 2001 season with an appearance in the American Le Mans Series before traveling to Europe where it would begin a successful racing career.
The Ferrari was campaigned by BMS Scuderia Italia and amassed 14 victories in its division, as well as racing its way to a class victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in 2003, and more importantly, overall winner of the 2004 24 Hours of Spa, and the 2004 FIA GT Championship. The car retains its 2004 Spa winning engine, recently rebuilt by Prodrive, its FIA Technical Passport, (A.C.O Technical Passeport), and a UK road registration document, as well as an exhaustive history file of work undertaken including the recent overhauling to bring the car to race-ready condition. The car has been certified by Ferrari Classiche and will be delivered with the Red-White Stripe Book “Certificazione per Veicoli da Competizione”.
1971 Ferrai 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione
Another legendary and brutally fast, front-engined Ferrari competition car headlining the auction is the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione, estimate $2,200,000 – $2,275,000. Likely to attract keen interest with Ferrari collectors and historic racing enthusiasts, this example, chassis 14065, competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1972 entered by noted American racer and enthusiast, Kirk F. White and driven by David Hobbs and Skip Scott. White enlisted the services of race car engineering firm Holman-Moody along with Traco to ensure the Daytona would gain the necessary upgrades to secure the win at the legendary endurance race. Unfortunately, sheered driveshaft bolts dashed aspirations of victory, despite the car leading the race by a comfortable margin and proving to be the fastest Daytona on track.
Notably, there are only a total of six certified Daytona 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione examples, all equipped with 450hp engines—the final five Series 3 factory race machines and this example, chassis 14065. The ex-Kirk White Competition Daytona comes complete with the Ferrari Classiche White Book “Attestato per Veicoli d’Interesse Storico” and has been meticulously maintained and cared for, always ready and race-prepared for modern competition.
Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Head of Sales, Europe, RM Sotheby’s, said: “It is highly appropriate that this fantastic duo of Ferrari competition cars joins the stellar lineup of consignments for the SHIFT/Monterey Online Only auction. As the very first of its kind being offered for sale publicly, the Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive is the seminal example of Ferrari road going competition cars from the new millennium. Coupled with the consignment of its brethren Daytona Competition Coupe, the outstanding pair of Ferraris offer prospective owners mind-blowing speed and superior engineering coupled with Italian design at its best. Both examples come fully documented with Ferrari Classiche Certification, exceptional provenance, and are ready to return to racing domination”.
Further Top Italian Cars at RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey 2020 Sale
Adding to the list of desirable and rare Italian thoroughbreds is an impeccably maintained 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso, estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000, forming part of a collection owned by well-known Italian sports car enthusiast, the late Dr. Raymond Boniface. This particular Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso was purchased by Dr. Boniface in 1975 and was a familiar participant at concours and driving events staged throughout the USA—most recently a ‘First in Class’ win at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St John’s in 2017. In April that same year, Dr. Boniface commissioned a fully certified $35,000 USD mechanical service on the car at Fowler Automotive in Pittsburgh, and it remains in excellent fully sorted mechanical condition today.
Also from the Boniface collection is a 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Cabriolet, estimate $225,000 – $275,000, equipped with a rare factory hardtop, another example of Italian motoring royalty from the ‘Dolce Vita’. As the first Lancia to be completely produced post-war, the Aurelia needed to be something brand new—and that, it certainly was. Beginning with the gorgeously engineered B10 and ending with the stylishly sophisticated B24 convertible as exampled here, the most stunning aspect of the new Aurelia was the inclusion of the first production V-6 engine. The B24S convertible was arguably the most elegant and technically advanced car of its time, and this specific example formed part of the Dr. Boniface collection since 1976 and was awarded the prestigious Lancia Lions Award at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America at St John’s.
Rounding out the Boniface collection, and offered without reserve, are a 1982 Ferrari 308GTSi (Est: $50,000 – $70,000); a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider (Est: $80,000 – $120,000); and a 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder (Est: $75,000 – $100,000).
Fast forward to this century, a 2014 Pagani Huayra, estimate $1,800,000 – $2,000,000, joins the Online Only auction, exuding presence like very few other automotive exotics today. Company founder Horatio Pagani created the Huayra to replace the immensely successful Zonda, which captured the imagination of enthusiasts and collectors the world over. Originally delivered to British Motor Exotics of San Francisco, California and exhibited at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Motor Show, this Huayra is the 56th example of just 100 produced, with just two owners from new and has recently undergone a full service. Ordered new with a host of optional extras, including fully exposed gloss carbon fibre bodywork, complemented with a Malevic and Ametista premium leather interior complete with matching fitted luggage, titanium anodized interior and exterior metalwork and hardware, dark red brake calipers, and showing a mere 5,470 miles on the odometer.
Monterey Motoring Week 2020
Most of the traditional Monterey Motoring Week events scheduled for mid-August 2020 were canceled. Gooding canceled the Pebble Beach 2020 Auction and replaced it with Geared, its first online-only auction ever. Bonhams Quail Lodge 2020 will be a live auction but behind closed doors (telephone, online, and commission bidding) while RM Sotheby’s plans a Shift/Monterey online-only auction.
Monterey 2020 Announcements
- Bonhams Quail California Streamin 2020 — 1959 Porsche 718 RSK
- Gooding Geared Online – Ferraris F40, F50 & Enzo
- Gooding Geared Online – Bugatti Type 57
- Gooding Geared Online — Gullwing and 911 Rally
- RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey — Early Highlights (500, F50, BMM M1)
- RM Sotheby’s Shift/Monterey – Competition Ferraris
Major Online Classic Car Auctions in 2020
Some of the major classic car online-only sales by major auctioneers in 2020 include:
- May: RM Sotheby’s Driving into Summer – Results
- June: RM Sotheby’s European – Results
- July: RM Sotheby’s Open Roads: European & North American
- September: Bonhams Brussels Sale, RM Sotheby’s Auburn Fall (Sales from September onwards may be traditional auctions if conditions allow.)