A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I, estimate $6,000,000 – $7,000,000, was announced as the lead car for the RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2020 sale during the Scottsdale classic car auction series.
RM Sotheby’s announced several top Ferraris for its Arizona sale held on 16 & 17 January 2020 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix during the annual Scottsdale collector car auction week. The lead car at the RM Sotheby’s sale is also the most expensive car offered at any of the Scottsdale 2020 auctions: a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I, estimate $6,000,000 – $7,000,000. The RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction 2020 will include 21 Ferraris including a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C by Scaglietti and Pinin Farina classics such as a 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe and a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. Modern supercars on offer include a Pagani Huayra, McLaren Senna and a Ford GT.
RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale 2020
RM Sotheby’s Arizona classic car auction: 16 & 17 January 2020 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix during the Scottsdale collector car auction series in Arizona, USA.
In 2019, RM Sotheby’s earned $37 million with a sell-through rate of 85% of 154 lots on offer. According to Hagerthy, the average sale price was $273,710 per car.
In 2018, RM Sotheby’s grossed $35.8 million by selling 109 cars of 127 offered for a sell-through rate of 86% and an average $328,404 per car. (Hagerty calculations)
In 2017, RM Sotheby’s earned $54 million from 141 cars offered with a sell-through rate of 89%. RM Sotheby’s sold 15 cars for more than a million dollars.
The Arizona / Scottsdale auction record is $9,900,000 paid for a 1937 Mercedes Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen at the RM Sothebys Arizona 2016 sale.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I
An elegant 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, (Est. $6,000,000 – $7,000,000), is the leading car of the 147 lots on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2020 classic car auction. It is one of only 40 ever built and often considered the quintessential open-top gentleman’s Ferrari. New, it was more expensive than the California Spider.
Ferrari’s road cars of the 1950s and 60s were some of the fastest and most desirable automobiles on the planet, all in an effort to support the company’s indomitable reputation on the track. Dripping with sophistication, the built-for-touring 250 GT Cabriolet Series I benefitted from smooth and unobstructed lines defined by its covered headlamps, bumperettes, and graceful taillights artfully crafted into the rear wings. Considered by many to be one of Pinin Farina’s most elegant designs, ownership of a 250 GT Cabriolet showcased not only an appreciation of engineering and performance but also a refined taste in transportation.
The 250 GT Series I set for RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale, chassis no. 0913 GT, is the 25th of just 40 cabriolets built. Offered from over two decades of single ownership, 0913 comes to auction a proven rally and tour participant, having been shown by its current owner at numerous prestigious events, including the 15th annual Concorso Italiano, and driven on the 27th annual Colorado Grand. A wonderful grand touring Ferrari in all regards, 0913 would be an astute addition to any collection.
Top Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2020
RM Sotheby’s will offer 21 Ferraris for sale at the Arizona 2020 classic car auction. in addition to the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, other top classic Ferraris on offer include:
Originally delivered to early NART (North American Racing Team) sponsor Jan De Vroom, a truly iconic 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina. The 11th of 43 built, it is equipped with its original engine and recently refinished in its original two-tone combination of Azzurro with a Grigio roof and beige leather interior (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,700,000);
A Classiche-certified 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina, one of 99 produced, recently refinished in the stunning shade of Grigio Ferro and winner of the Cavallino Platinum Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019 (Est. $1,800,000 – $2,200,000);
Offered from the famed race-driving school luminary Skip Barber, a fully restored 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C by Scaglietti, one of 248 short-nose examples and 59 originally optioned with six carburetors, retaining its original chassis and engine, and winner of the Cavallino Platinum Award in 2013 (Est. $1,800,000 – $2,000,000);
A trio of low-mileage 70th Anniversary Ferraris—an as-new 2017 Ferrari F12berlinetta 70th Anniversary, the only car finished in livery no. 10 “the Grand Tourer” and showing only 109 miles (Est. $400,000 – $450,000); a 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary in livery no. 1 “The Icon” and reading just 1,200 miles (Est. $375,000 – $475,000); and a highly-optioned 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider 70th Anniversary, the only 488 Spider finished in livery no. 50 “The Magnum P.I.” (Est. $350,000 – $400,000).
Modern Supercars at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2020
In addition to the Ferraris, several further top supercars will be on offer at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2020:
- Among the most intricate, well-wrought supercars ever produced, a 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, the 42nd of 100 built, finished in stunning Blue TriColore with exposed carbon weave trim throughout and having accrued less than 200 miles (Est. $2,500,000 – $2,700,000);
- A 192-mile 2019 McLaren Senna, one of 500 examples, finished in a desirable render-matched MSO Gulf livery and boasting optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system, ultra-lightweight wheels, and track telemetry app (Est. $1,100,000 – $1,250,000);
- Offered from just one California-based owner, a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, one of 300 fixed-roof coupes and 178 built to the original 16.4 production configuration, finished in a classic scheme of silver metallic over bright silver, and showing 720 miles (Est. $950,000 – $1,100,000);
- Offered without reserve, a 2017 Ford GT, boasting the desirable serial number H040 in homage to its GT40 heritage and believed to be the only 2017 example finished in Riviera Blue (Est. $750,000 – $1,000,000, without reserve).
RM Sotheby’s auction is also highlighted by a private collection featuring an eclectic lineup of 18 motor cars, appealing to various tastes and budgets and offered almost entirely without reserve. Leading the group is the original supercar, a stunning Rosso Corsa 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone, one of 150 Miura SVs produced, of which only 70 were built in 1971, the first production year. Offered from just three owners since new and under the care of its current owner for the last 40 years, this Miura is one of few upgraded with a rare dry sump system. With a wailing V-12 engine as its power source, the potent Miura cranks out an impressive 385 bhp. As the ultimate iteration of the car that unquestionably put Lamborghini on the map, ownership of a Miura SV should be a requisite for any true aficionado of Italian supercars, and this example is not to be missed (Est. $1,400,000 – $1,600,000).
The Miura is joined by a 1967 Maserati Mistral Spyder, one of 125 built, (Est. $450,000 – $550,000); and an extremely rare 1990 Vector W8 Twin Turbo (Est. $300,000 – $450,000).
Scottsdale and Arizona Car Auctions 2020
Scottsdale & Arizona Auctions 2020
Many auction houses have sales during the annual Scottsdale week in mid-November, including amongst others:
- Barett-Jackson: 11 – 19 January 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Bonhams: 16 January 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Gooding & Company: 17 & 18 January 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- RM Sotheby’s: 16 & 17 January 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Worldwide Auctioneers: 15 January 2020 at Singh Meadows, Tempe, Arizona.
Scottsdale & Arizona Sales 2020 – Auction Previews
- 2020 Bonhams Scottsdale Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2020 Gooding Scottsdale Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2020 RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale (Auction Preview)
Scottsdale & Arizona Press Announcements 2020
- Barrett-Jackson: Charity Lots
- Gooding: Ferraris (including F50 and Daytona Spider)
- Gooding: Prewar 1930s Open-Top Classics
- Gooding: Ferrari 500 Superfast & 330 GTS
- Gooding: 1948 Tucker 48
- RM Sotheby’s: Prewar Cadillac V-16s
- RM Sotheby’s: Mercedes Benz 540 K and 300 SLs
- RM Sotheby’s: Top Ferraris, (including 250 GT Cabriolet Series I)
Scottsdale, Arizona, 2019 Auctions Sale Results
- Scottsdale Arizona 2019 Classic Car Sales – Auctions Results Overview
- Bonhams – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Results
- Gooding – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Results
- RM Sotheby’s – 2019 Arizona Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Results
- Barrett-Jackson – 2019 Scottsdale Auction Charity Lots Results