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Bonhams Quail Lodge Sale

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015

Held August 14, 2015 at Quail Lodge, Bonhams’ auction achieved $20.2 million in Ferrari sales, with 15 of 15 (100%) Ferraris offered finding new homes. Lot – Model – S/N – Exterior Color / Interior Color – Result – High Bid* Lot No. 006 – 365 GTC/4 – 14871 – Silver / red-black – Sold – $324,500 Lot No. 008 – 575 Superamerica – 142572 – Nero Metallizzato / tan-black inserts – Sold – $357,500 Lot No. 021 – 328 GTS – 67927 – Red / tan – Sold – $82,500 Lot No. 032 – 288 GTO – 54243 – Red / black-red inserts – Sold – $2,365,000 Lot No. 049 – 365 GT 2+2 – 11649 – Silver / blue – Sold – $258,500 Lot No. 056 – 250 GT Interim – 1519 GT – Red w/White Stripe...

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Bonhams at Quail Lodge to offer Rare Cabriolet

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015

The first of only four 212 Inter models bodied by Vignale, this 1951 212 Inter Cabriolet has matching numbers – chassis number 0159 E – has its Red Book Certification from Ferrari Classiche, benefits from a comprehensive and correct restoration, and received second place honors at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance behind the Best of Show-winning 375 MM Speciale. It has a history known from new, including being owned by renowned Swiss collector Charles Grenaud for over three decades. The car has been included in at least two published books as well as various magazines, is accompanied by documentation, tools and period photographs, and is eligible for all the world’s great classic events. According to Bonhams, a car of this pedigree, provenance and condition rarely comes to market and represents a tremendously unique opportunity. The Bonhams Quail Lodge...

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Rare Interim 250 GT Offered at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015

From a very prominent American collection, this remarkable sports-racing car – the 1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta, s/n 1519 GT – is an ultimate example from what many consider to be the golden age of Ferrari. With immense power, styling and pedigree, this race proven V-12 is one of the legendary seven “interim” cars and boasts matching numbers engine and original alloy body, a superb restoration to its original Swiss racing livery by marque specialists, and is Ferrari Classiche certified. Created during the transitional period from the 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta to the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, Ferrari produced just seven cars that used the new SWB body style, designed by Pinin Farina, upon the old 250 GT LWB chassis, hence the unofficial terminology of “Interim.” All were built to full competition specification, which included a...

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Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015

Held January 15, 2015 at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, Bonhams auction achieved $11.5 million in Ferrari sales with only 7 of 14 (50%) Ferraris finding new homes. However, their headliner 275 GTB/C s/n 09079 did manage to sell at $9,405,000. This was an interesting result and demonstrates that the market clearly does not currently value the later series 275 GTB/C cars in the same league as the earlier GTB/C examples. Despite achieving 1st in class at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1967, 09079 sold at barely over one third of the price of 06701 (which has no race history) at RM’s recent Monterey sale.   Lot – Model – S/N – Exterior Color / Interior Color – Result – High Bid* Lot No. 102 – 512 BBi – 52775 – Black /...

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The Myth of the Auction Room

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015

Who will be the lucky new owner of the 1967 Le Mans winner? The new year begins with a celebration of the past. On January 15th, the most eagerly-awaited car at the Bonhams sales in Scottsdale goes under the hammer. It is, of course, the 11th 275 GTB Competizione of just 12 built by Maranello in 1966. Built specifically for the great GT races of the day, it was given a lighter chassis than the traditional 275, larger double fuel tanks and a new engine factory-modified to deliver in excess of 300 hp. Glorious competition history. Chassis no. 09079 was sold to the well-known Swiss team owner Georges Filipinetti who entered it in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans under his own colours. The 275 GTB Competizione dominated the GT class from the very earliest stages, eventually winning in...

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Bonhams Scottsdale Auction: Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special and historic competition Ferrari to its auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next January. From the most famous and respected name in sports and racing is the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti – class winner of the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km and 1969 Imola 500 Km under Scuderia Filipinetti. From the day it was delivered new to legendary race team owner Georges Filipinetti of Geneva, Switzerland, this automobile – chassis number 09079 – has had an exceptional and well-documented history. The eleventh of just twelve built – and one of the most prominent and successful of those twelve, this rare, matching numbers, Ferrari Classiche-certified car went on to do what its makers intended: race. Competing three times consecutively in the most prestigious...

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Bonhams Auctions Maranello Rosso Collection Results

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014

The results are in of the historic sale of 10 Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso Collection, Thursday, August 14: 1962 250 GTO Berlinetta – 3851 GT – $38,115,000 1953 250 MM Berlinetta – 0312 MM – $7,260,000 1958 250 GT Series 1 PF Cabriolet – 0759 GT – $6,820,000 1981 512 BBLM – 35529 – $990,000 1978 312 T3 Formula 1 – 033 – $2,310,000 1968 Dino 166/246T Formula 2/Tasman single-seater – 0008 – $1,210,000 1969 Dino 206 GT Coupe – 00338 – $572,000 1968 365 GTC Coupe – 12655 – $858,000 1970 365 GTB/4 Daytona Comp Conversion – 12765 – $935,000 1962 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamico – 3615 GT – $6,875,000 65,945,000 total sales including premium *Results include Auction premium. Source: Info from Bonhams and Cavallino...

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A Connoisseur’s Choice – the 312 T3 Offered at Bonhams

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014

The 312 T3 was one of the best looking of the Grand Prix cars of the era, but it wasn’t just a pretty face – it was enormously successful. This car, s/n 033, made its racing debut in the 1978 South African Grand Prix race at Kyalami, Johannesburg, on March 4. Carlos Reutemann drove it, but a troubled practice period saw the brand-new car qualify only ninth on the starting grid. During the race, Reutemann was running eighth when he hit some dropped oil and went off track. The car speared head-on through two rows of catch-fencing and stopped before hitting anything hard. Just as its driver was climbing out a fuel leak ignited, but the fire marshals soon smothered it. Carlos reappeared in the repaired s/n 033 at Zolder for the Belgian Grand Prix on May 21. Starting...

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Elegant 212 Europa PF Coupe at Bonhams

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014

This small gem, s/n 0277 EU, has a modest history, but also an unrivalled one, in that it has known ownership, matching chassis and engine, and is certified by Ferrari Classiche. It was the 12th of 17 212 Europas built, and was sent from Maranello in December, 1952 to Pinin Farina in Torino for its restrained and understated body. By July of 1953, the finished Grand Tourer in Blue Francese with Blu leather inside, was sold to its first owner, Ducros di Ales of France. By the 1970s the car was in the collection of Charles Pozzi, the official Ferrari importer living in Levallois-Perret (Paris), France. Pozzi maintained the car in his collection for the better part of three decades, occasionally displaying it at exclusive events like the Cartier exhibition “Hommage a Ferrari” in Paris in May of 1987....

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Historic Dino 166/246T Tasman at Bonhams

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

This amazing little workhorse had quite a life, both in service for Ferrari and for privateers. It was driven in its day by Chris Amon, Brian Redman, and Tino Brambilla in its European racing life, and then Chris Amon and Graeme Lawrence drove it to back-to-back Tasman Championships. This 1968-69 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/Tasman Formula 2, s/n 0008, began its 1968 Formula 2 campaign in Europe with a brand-new with 1600 cc V-6 F2 engine, to be driven by Chris Amon in the Barcelona round of the European Formula 2 Championship at Montjuich Park, in which he finished third. Brian Redman next drove it in the Formula 2 EifelRennen at the Nurburgring Sudschleife, finishing 4th. Chris Amon then drove it at Hockenheim and Zandvoort, to indeterminate results. In Holland, Tino Brambilla drove s/n 0008 home into third place...

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250 GT PF Cabriolet Series I Destined for Bonhams Quail Lodge

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014

The 250 GT PF Cabriolet Series 1’s have appreciated enormously over the last few years, having gone from a respectable $1.5m-$2m only several years back to the $5.5m-$6.5m today. There are riding this current wave of Ferrari popularity, of course, but they have so far outstripped all other street Ferraris, except for the Californias. (The estimate here is $6.5m-$8.5m.) The Californias are beauty in the extreme, but the PF Cabriolet Series 1’s are not far behind in elegance, gracefulness, and sophistication. (They are separate from the Series 2 Cabriolets, which came later and which are a bit more formal in design.) The PF Cabriolet Series 1’s are also rare, which adds to their appeal, and this example at Bonhams, s/n 0759 GT, is only the 8th of some 40 units ever built. It was assembled and completed in 1957...

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Rare 250 MM to be Offered by Bonhams

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

The 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta, s/n 0312, is a particular highlight of the Bonhams auction of the ten artifacts from the Maranello Rosso Collection. It is an outstanding example of Ferrari’s 3-litre V-12-engine, and it launched a line of 250 racing cars that extended over the 1950s and 1960s, giving us the 250 GT TDF, the 250 GT SWB, and the 250 GTO models, and bringing Ferrari great fame. This car’s racing history began in California in 1953, with American enthusiast and racer, Bill Devin. He made his public debut in the new Ferrari at the Sports Car Club of America San Francisco Region’s 3rd Annual Members’ Madera race meeting in September that year. He promptly finished third in the novice event before handing the car over to fast-rising Santa Monica star driver Phil Hill, who won...

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