Two racing Ferraris — a 1962 Ferrari 268 SP and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione — are on sale at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 classic car auction — estimates: $8,000,000 – $10,000,000.
Half of the million-dollar-plus Ferraris on offer at the 2021 Monterey Car Week auctions will be on sale at the RM Sotheby’s. The two leading Ferraris here are both racing cars and come with whopping $8,000,000 to $10,000,000 estimates: a 1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione by Scaglietti. The 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series III by Pinin Farina, estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000, is the most expensive road-going Ferrari on offer. The rare 2016 Ferrari F60 America, estimate $3,500,000 – $4,500,000, is one of only ten built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in North America.
Million-Dollar Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 Sale
RM Sotheby’s will offer 39 Ferraris for sale at the Monterey 2021 classic car auctions. The following 16 Ferraris have presale estimates exceeding a million dollar:
|1||1962||Ferrari 268 SP||8,000,000 – 10,000,000|
|2||1966||Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione||8,000,000 – 10,000,000|
|3||1959||Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series III||6,000,000 – 8,000,000|
|4||1958||Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinettta ‘Tour de France’||5,750,000 – 6,500,000|
|5||1953||Ferrari 166 MM Spider Series II||4,000,000 – 5,000,000|
|6||1995||Ferrari F50||3,600,000 – 4,000,000|
|7||2016||Ferrari F60 America||3,500,000 – 4,500,000|
|8||1981||Ferrari 512 BB/LM||3,000,000 – 3,500,000|
|9||2015||Ferrari LaFerrari||2,750,000 – 3,000,000|
|10||2003||Ferrari Enzo||2,200,000 – 2,450,000|
|11||1968||Ferrari 330 GTS||2,000,000 – 2,250,000|
|12||1991||Ferrari F40||1,800,000 – 2,100,000|
|13||1963||Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso||1,500,000 – 1,750,000|
|14||1963||Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso||1,500,000 – 1,750,000|
|15||1961||Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II||1,250,000 – 1,500,000|
|16||2011||Ferrari SA Aperta||1,200,000 – 1,350,000|
Top Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 Classic Car Auction
The most expensive Ferrari result at the Monterey Car Week 2021 is likely to be the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione in Italian flag livery, estimate: $10,000,000 – $12,000,000, at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2021 classic car auction. However, around half of the over 30 million-dollar Ferraris on offer at all Monterey Week 2021 sales will be at RM Sotheby’s including seven of the top ten.
Top Racing Ferraris at RM Sotheby’s Montery Sale 2021
Racing Ferraris are often the most expensive models on offer at auctions and the top racing Ferraris on sale at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 classic car auctions are no exceptions:
1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi
The 1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi, estimate: $8,000,000 – $10,000,000, was the third of only six examples produced and one of just two originally equipped with a rare Ferrari V-8; only four such engines were ever built. This stunning example was integral to the evolution of the Ferrari P-car series and testing at the Le Mans trials in 1962 as a Scuderia Ferrari Works entry. It was entered by NART at the Bahamas Speed Weeks from late-1962 through 1963 and driven to the 1964 SCCA Class D Modified Championship.
This example boasts associations with legendary drivers such as Lorenzo Bandini, Harry Heuer, Olivier Gendebien, Ricardo Rodriguez, and has had only two private owners since 1969, including 27 years in the Mas du Clos Collection of Pierre Bardinon. Beautifully restored and displayed at major events, this technically ground-breaking and stylish 268 SP would crown any collection.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione by Scaglietti
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione by Scaglietti, estimate: $8,000,000 – $10,000,000, was the 11th of 12 examples built featuring a 250 LM-type dry-sump, Tipo 213 competition engine, thin-gauge aluminum alloy coachwork, and use of lightweight components. It is a three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans entrant and class winner of the 1967 24 Hour of Le Mans, 1969 1000 KM Spa-Francorchamps, and 1969 500 KM of Imola.
This Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified example is presently fitted with a six-carburetor high-performance engine and is optimally prepared for rallies and racing; however, the correct original components are included and can be readily prepared for concours display as it was at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2018.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’
The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ by Scaglietti, estimate $5,750,000 – $6,500,000, was the 52nd of 72 examples built. It has several unique features as specified by its original owner, French industrialist Jacques Peron. Peron raced the car to fourth overall in the Tour de France series in 1958 before selling it to Rene Cotton, who continued to race the Ferrari for a few more years.
This 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ was owned for four decades (until 2014) and frequently driven by David and Mary Love in historic races and tours. The restored Ferrari debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, completing the Tour d’Elegance and being judged 3rd in Class.
1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM
The final and most highly developed iteration of Ferrari’s BB/LM racing platform, the 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM, estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,500,000, was the 10th of 16 “Series 3” examples produced by Ferrari and was delivered new to Luigi Chinetti’s North American Racing Team. This example was retained by NART until 1984, racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where it proved to be the fastest qualifier among the BB/LM entrants.
It has been a competitive entry in many seasons of Shell Historic racing and benefits from a complete and meticulous restoration, finished in 2017, awarding it an invitation the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2018. This well-documented 512 BB/LM would be an alluring acquisition for the most refined historic racers and offers an opportunity that cannot be replicated.
Top Road-Going Ferraris on Sale at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021
A variety of very expensive road-going Ferraris will also be on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 classic car auction. The most expensive by far is the 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series III by Pinin Farina, estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000. This is a very rare automobile was the fourth of only 12 Series III examples built, of which only seven had covered headlights. It was recently restored by RM Auto Restoration and was a subsequent Platinum Award winner at the 2021 Cavallino Classic, and Best in Class Award at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. RM Sotheby’s sold this Series III coupe for just over $5 million at Monterey 2017 but had it returned to it original specification since.
A complete collection of modern Ferrari supercars could be assembled from the cars on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale alone: a 1991 Ferrari F40, a 1995 Ferrari F50, 2003 Ferrari Enzo, and a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari are available. Further similar cars are available at Gooding, Bonhams, and Mecum but only RM Sotheby’s offers a rare 2016 Ferrari F60 America, estimate $3,500,000 – $4,500,000. It is one of only ten built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in North America. It has covered 2,105 miles since new — clearly, the first owner did not acquire this Ferrari for a quick profit flip by selling it “as new” and undriven as seems to happen to so many other modern hypercars offered at auction.
Monterey Motoring Week 2021
Most of the traditional Monterey Motoring Week events returned in mid-August 2021 after the cancellations in 2020. Top classic car auctioneers with sales during Monterey Week 2021 included Gooding (Pebble Beach), Bonhams (Quail Lodge), RM Sotheby’s, and Mecum.
Monterey 2021 Auction Results:
- Monterey 2021 All Auctions: Auction Results General Overview, Top Ten Results, List of Million-Dollar Cars
- Bonhams: Quail Lodge Sale Results
- Gooding: Pebble Beach Sale Results, McLaren F1
- RM Sotheby’s: Monterey Sale Results, Andrews Estate Collection Sale
- Mecum: Monterey Sale Results
Monterey 2021 Auction Announcements:
- Bonhams: Mercedes-Benz 26/100/180
- Bonhams: Talbot-Lago T26 Décapotable
- Gooding: Ferrari California Spider Competizione
- Gooding: Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Strassenversion
- Gooding: Prewar British Cars
- Gooding: Prewar American Cars
- Gooding: Bugatti Type 35B
- Gooding: Ford GT40 Alan Mann Lightweight
- Gooding: Neil Peart’s Silver Surfers Collection
- Gooding: American Racing Cars
- Gooding: Porsche 934 & 935
- Gooding: McLaren F1
- Gooding: Italian Coachbuilt Cars
- RM Sotheby’s: Porsche 917K
- RM Sotheby’s: Le Mans Racing Cars
- RM Sotheby’s: Andrews Estate Collection (Aston Martin DB4GTs)
- RM Sotheby’s: Top Ferraris
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