San Francisco, 9 December, 2014
Bonhams is thrilled to announce the addition of several exquisite cars from
the most desirable name in performance motoring: Ferrari. Joining the
recently announced, trophy-ladened 1966 Ferrari 275 GT Competizione that
captured headlines worldwide, are seven additional cars from the respected
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Originally built for the 1955 Mille Miglia is the very rare 1955 Ferrari 250
Europa GT Alloy Coupe with elegant coachwork by Pinin Farina. This
matching numbers example, built to rare competition specifications, is just
one of two ever bodied with alloy coachwork. With an engine rebuild and
paint refinish by respected marques specialists, this well documented car is
a Ferrari Club of America Platinum Award winner and is offered with tools,
manuals and factory build sheets. And while it wasn’t completed by the
Modena factory in time to enter the 1955 Mille Miglia, it has successfully
run the Mille Miglia Storica numerous times. Rare, fast, gorgeous and well
known, few sports racers of this era – of any marque – can compare.
From the model made immortal by Steve McQueen is a stunning 1963
Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta. Just four owners from new – with a
single owner for over 40 years, this matching numbers example was sold
new through the Ferrari Milano flagship store Crepaldi and has just over
53,200 original miles. Finished in its original livery of Blu Notte Metallizzato,
this superb-condition car is a true show stopper.
Another rare alloy-bodied Ferrari is the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy with
improved long nose design. With the sleek, aggressive appearance and
performance of a predator, this is one of the most iconic models of
mid-century Ferraris. Matching numbers and Ferrari Classiche-certified, it is
the recipient of an outstanding restoration, finished in its original livery and
running like new.
A 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT that has been in same ownership for many
years will also be on offer. This is a rare, early L-series example and is a
prestigious Ferrari Club of America Platinum Award winner. Offered without
reserve, the rising interest in Dinos will surely make this car the subject of
great attention. And another impressive Dino, a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246
GTS, is a beautiful example of the highly desirable open tops. Fitted with
many factory options, like air conditioning and power windows, this, too, is
sure to command strong interest among collectors.
From the 1969 Montreal Auto Salon show is the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Daytona. Delivered new to Canada, this example is the desirable early
plexi-nose model and has the distinction of being the 88th Daytona made.
These and other Ferraris, such as a 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona, a 1972 365
GTS/4 Daytona and a 1966 330 GTC will be offered on Thursday, January
15th at the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction, hosted at the luxurious and easily
accessible Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
For more information on this sale, please visit Bonhams.com/Scottsdale.