London, 20 November 2000
Although there were only two Ferraris in the automobile section of the
auction, a 340 America Touring berlinetta, chassis # 0126A, and a 365
GT4/BB, chassis # 17861, there was an interesting selection of Ferrari
related items in the memorabilia section.
Neither Ferrari reached their reserve price, but the unique ex-Peter Daimler
Maserati A6G-2000 Zagato spider, chassis # 2123, although not the
prettiest thing to leave the Zagato shop, found a new home at £174,280-00.
In the memorabilia section the Ferrari dealer panel sign made a staggering
£2467-00, which was three times the estimate, with a Maserati one making
£1645-00. The Villeneuve nose cone achieved £7637-00, the personnel pass
£587-00, and a 1949 Yearbook went at £634-00. Like the cars, the V10
crankshaft on the presentation plinth failed to reach its reserve. The most
extreme price achieved, was for the registration book of the 1952 Le mans
winning Mercedes Benz 300 SL in a frame with pictures of team members,
that was estimated at £500 to £800, and sold for an amazing £27,025-00.