A rare 1953 Ferrari 250 MM and 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione join the previously announced 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 sale.
In addition to the previously announced 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, several further rare multimillion dollar Ferraris will also be on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 classic car auction. These top Ferraris include a one-of-31 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta with extensive period racing history, as well as a beautifully restored, Classiche-certified 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione. Also for the first time ever, a model from all three Ferrari GTO series will be on offer in the same auction. The RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 auction include 29 Ferraris of which 12 are expected to achieve above a million dollar.
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 Sale
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 classic car auctions are scheduled for 24 to 25 August 2018 at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California, USA.
In 2017, RM Sotheby’s earned $132,993,810 with a sell-through rate of 88%. RM Sotheby’s sold 32 cars for over a million dollar. The top result was $22,550,000 paid for a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 – a marque and British-made car record.
In 2016, RM Sotheby’s grossed $118 million from just over 100 cars – 21 cars were sold for over a million dollar including three that sold for over $10 million and setting new marque records: a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo Spider and a 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra CSX2000 – the most-expensive American car ever.
The world’s single auction record remains RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015 when three days of auctions grossed $172.7 million and million-dollar results for 35 cars.
Million-Dollar Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018
The following 12 (of 29) Ferraris on offer in the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 classic car auction are expected to sell for more than a million dollar:
|1962||Ferrari 250 GTO||
45,000,000 – 60,000,000
|1960||Ferarri 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione||
9,500,000 – 12,500,000
|1953||Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta||
7,500,000 – 9,000,000
|1954||Ferrari 375 America Coupe by Vignale||
3,500,000 – 5,000,000
|2014||Ferrari LaFerrari||3,000,000 – 4,000,000|
|1984||Ferrari 288 GTO||
2,750,000 – 3,250,000
|1972||Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione||
2,300,000 – 3,500,000
|1963||Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso||
1,750,000 – 2,000,000
|1966||Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II||
1,750,000 – 2,000,000
|1961||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||
1,650,000 – 1,900,000
1,400,000 – 1,600,000
|1960||Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet||
1,300,000 – 1,600,000
Top Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (estimate $45 to $60 million) is the undoubted star of the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 sale but several further top Ferraris will be on offer in the same classic car auction.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione
The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione, chassis no. 2163 GT, estimate $9,500,000 – $12,500,000, is an early example of the first major change to the 250 GT model following the TdF. One of just 42 alloy-bodied competition SWB examples completed in 1960, 2163 GT is notable for its high state of chassis and body originality, having experienced no racing damage throughout its life.
Benefiting from recent cosmetic measures and wearing its original color combination of Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather, this is an outstanding example of the celebrated “Short-Wheelbase”. An excellent show or vintage track car, the rare Berlinetta would make an essential acquisition for any Ferrari enthusiast.
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta
Ferrari’s Colombo V-12-equipped 250 MM was built to commemorate Giovanni Bracco and Alfonso Rolfo’s famous win at the 1952 Mille Miglia in the marque’s 250 Sport model and was produced in a quantity of just 31 examples through 1953. Eighteen of these cars wore influential new fastback coachwork by Pinin Farina, including the 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta on offer, chassis no. 0344 MM, estimate $7,500,000 – $9,000,000. The 250 MM quickly became the favored model of the most illustrious privateer racers of its day, and this example boasts impressive period racing use as well as ownership by some of the most renowned names in the collector car hobby.
Chassis no. 0344 MM was repainted in blue by its second owner, Mas-Olle Persson of Sweden, and displayed at the 1954 Swedish International Motor Show, before being entered in a slew of road and ice races across the country, most notably claiming 3rd in class at the 1954 Helsinki Grand Prix.
The 250 MM eventually landed with Pierre Bardinon in 1972, whose Mas du Clos collection was at the time the most impressive assemblage of important Ferrari sports and racing cars in the world. Purchased by the current owner in 2010, the well-documented car has since been refinished in stunning midnight blue, cosmetically freshened, and has been shown few times since its arrival in the U.S.
One of the most modern Ferrari offerings set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey stage is a 2014 LaFerrari, estimate $3,000,000 – $4,000,000, a virtually as-new example of Ferrari’s iconic 21st century hybrid hypercar.
Offered from a prominent private collection, the LaFerrari is finished in traditional Rosso Corsa, eschewing the more common black-painted roof and mirrors—which match the remainder of the car’s paintwork and brake calipers—and fitted with Nero leather with contrasting red piping and stitched Cavallinos in the headrests. It is also equipped with an additional $4,965 in special-order options and shows only test mileage (less than 150) since delivery. Making this example all the more special, proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, one of the nation’s premier arts education institutions, many of whose graduates find careers in the automotive industry.
29 Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018
RM Sotheby’s 2018 Monterey Ferrari selection counts no less than 29 examples of the prancing horse. Additional highlights include:
The very first time that all three cars to earn the GTO badge in Ferrari’s illustrious history will be offered for public sale, an opportunity unlikely to repeat itself. In addition to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis no. 3413), RM Sotheby’s will present a 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO showing less than 13,200 actual kilometers (Est. $2,750,000 – $3,250,000), and a well-equipped 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO in striking Nero Daytona with Grigio Silverstone stripe (Est. $575,000 – $650,000).
A 1954 Ferrari 375 America Coupe, chassis no. 0327 AL, a unique creation by coachbuilder Vignale and the 1954 Geneva Motor Show car. Sold new to legendary racing sponsor Robert Wilke of Leader Card fame, the 375 America has enjoyed long ownership history with noted enthusiasts. Finished in its original color scheme and equipped with its original engine, the 375 is one of just 12 ever built and the first example available publicly in seven years (Est. $3,500,000 – $5,000,000).
A 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II, chassis no. 8459 SF, one of just 12 series II examples built and just eight equipped with right-hand drive. Originally delivered to British sportsman Jack Durlacher in the most desirable configuration with a five-speed transmission and front fender vents, the 500 Superfast is offered in Monterey with its original engine and finished in its original color scheme of Blu Chiaro over Naturale leather (Est. $1,750,000 – $2,000,000).
A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione, chassis no. 15965, the only Competizione-specification 365 GTB/4 built as a spider and showcased by designer Michelotti at the 1975 Geneva Motor Show. Entered in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1978 24 Hours of Daytona, the recognizable Spider has since competed multiple times at both the Tour Auto and Le Mans Classic and remains hugely eligible worldwide for both concours and historic racing events (Est. $2,300,000 – $3,500,000).
“RM Sotheby’s has long been the market leader in the sale of important Ferraris at auction, and this year’s Monterey offering certainly embodies our expertise,” says Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s. “Led by the incredible 250 GTO, our Saturday evening sale session will be dominated by Ferraris, with the 250 MM, 250 GT SWB Alloy, LaFerrari, and more, adding to the excitement. The 29 Ferraris set for Monterey span key moments in the marque’s history, from 1950s sports racing through to the most advanced supercars of today. We look forward to uniting these special cars with Ferraristi from around the world at Monterey.”
More on Monterey Week 2018 Auctions
Monterey 2018 Auction Results
- List of the 69 Cars Sold for at Least a Million Dollar at Monterey 2018 (and 47 unsuccessful million-dollar highest bids).
- 2018 RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale Auction Results
- 2018 Mecum Monterey Sale Auction results
- 2018 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale (Auction Results)
- 2018 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale (Auction Results)
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – Most-Expensive Car Ever Sold at Public Auction
- 1935 Duesenberg SSJ – Most-Expensive American and Most-Valuable Pre-War Car Ever Sold at Public Auction
- 2018 Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2018 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2018 RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale (Auction Preview)
- 2018 Mecum Monterey Sale (Auction Preview)
Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018:
- Golden Age Automobiles: 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport, 1931 Bentley 8-Liter Saloon and 1911 Mercedes 28/60 Tourer
- 1928 “W.O. Model” Bentleys: 6 ½ -Liter Open Sports Tourer by Barker & 4 ½-Liter Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Gooding Pebble Beach 2018:
- 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II: the only Ferrari factory team entry not to have raced in red!
- Unrestored Icons – the first production Bentley R-Type Continental, a Gullwing and garage-find Ferrari Lusso.
- Competition Ferrari Berlinettas: a 275 GTB/C, a 250 GT Tour de France, and a 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans.
- 1935 Duesenberg SSJ – ex-Gary Cooper, ex-Briggs Cunningham
- Porsche Spyders – including a one-off 911 by Bertone.
- Coach-Built Italian Cars – Maserati A6GS/53 Spider, A6G/54 Berlinetta, Ferrari 330 GTC Special, Dino Berlinetta GT Prototype.
Mecum Monterey 2018:
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018:
- Pebble Beach Winners – 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich & 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Roadster by Fleetwood
- 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta
- 1968 Porsche 908 K Works Racer
- 1966 Ford GT40 – third place at Le Mans
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – expected to become the most-expensive car ever sold at public auction
- 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype – possibly the most-expensive Aston ever.
- Top Ferraris – 12 of 29 on offer have estimates above a million dollar.
- German racing cars: Mercedes Benz AMG CLK GTR & Porsche 550A