A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C was announced for the RM Sotheby’s Monterey classic car auction in California in August 2022.
A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, estimate $7,500,000 – $9,000,000, is the first top classic Ferrari announced for the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2022 classic car auction. It is a certified matching-numbers example finished in red.
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2022 Classic Car Auction
RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey classic car auction during the annual Monterey / Pebble Beach motoring week: 19 & 20 August 2022 at the Monterey Conference Center in California, USA.
The Monterey sale is traditionally the most important car auction of the year:
- In 2021, RM Sotheby’s earned $148.5 million at Monterey selling 43 cars for over a million dollar and an impressive 90% sell-through rate.
- RM Sotheby’s earned $30,412,810 from the Shift / Monterey 2020 online-only sale.
- In 2019, RM Sotheby’s earned $107 million, in 2018 $158 million (including $48,405,000 for the most expensive car ever sold at auction, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, and in 2017 $133 million.
- RM Sotheby’s three-day Monterey 2016 auction remains the highest-grossing classic car auction ever with $173 million earned and 35 million-dollar cars sold.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2022
A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, chassis #09067, estimate $7,500,000 – $9,000,000, is the most expensive car thus far announced for the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2022 classic car sale.
This third-series 275 GTB/C benefits from sparing competition use in-period, fastidious care during a former 19-year ownership, and a recent three-year comprehensive restoration, resulting in one of the most original and well-presented examples of the venerable 275-based competition.
Certified as a matching-numbers example with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book and featured in Keith Bluemel’s well-regarded book Original Ferrari V12 1965-1973, this Ferrari is accompanied by a complete set of tools, as well as an extra set of Campagnolo Fuse alloys wheels with Michelin XWX tires.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Prices at Auction
Ferrari produced 12 of the 275 GTB/C cars in 1966 as customer competition cars based on the works racing cars that successfully raced in 1965. RM sold this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, chassis #09067, for €5,712,000 ($7,860,283 at the time) at Monaco 2014. Gooding sold the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, chassis 09051, with extensive in-period racing history for $14,520,000 at Pebble Beach 2017 but most GTB/C results were below $10 million.
An earlier 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti was the top result at the RM Auctions 2014 Monterey sale when sold for $26,400,000. The 275 GTB record is for a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T Spider that achieved $27,500,000 at RM Monterey 2013.
Monterey Week 2022 Classic Car Auctions
Monterey 2022 Pre-Auction Announcements
- RM Sotheby’s: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing
- RM Sotheby’s: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
- RM Sotheby’s: The Oscar Davis Collection of 27 vehicles valued at $100 million
Previous Monterey Week Auction Results