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$65M+ 10 Car Ferrari Auction is the Most Valuable in History | Auto USP


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$65M+ 10 Car Ferrari Auction is the Most Valuable in History

July 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

It is not very often that a group of Ferrari’s worth a combined total of over $65 million dollars get together for an exclusive Bonhams auction. However, when they do, you can expect some pretty amazing things to happen. This is because in no other time in history has such an exclusive collection of Ferrari’s been assembled under one roof for the purpose of selling to the highest bidder.

The Ferrari collection we are speaking of is part of the Maranello Rosso Collection, which is a museum located in the Republic of San Marino (Italy). Each car represents many of Enzo Ferrari’s most renowned designs from the early 1950s through 1980s. One of the highlights of the auction will be a 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta, which was born and bred for long distance racing. This car featured a 3-liter V12 that was claimed by a classic issue of Road & Track to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.1-seconds, and 100 mph in 13.7. This headlining Ferrari is expected to sell for somewhere between $9 to $12 million.

Also up for auction by the Maranello Rosso Collection will be a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Pininfarina Cabriolet ($6.5M – $8.5M), 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta (no reserve), 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica ($4M – $7M) and 1968 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/Tasman single-seater ($1.2M – $1.8 M). There will also be a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe ($1M), 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ ($800,000) and 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT Coupe ($700,000).

Representing Ferrari from the 1970s and 1980s will be a 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 Formula 1 Grand Prix single-seater ($1.5M – $2M) and 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Endurance Racing Coupe ($1.2M – $1.6M). In all, there will be 120 exotic cars at this years auction, including selections from Jaguar, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Lancia, Porsche, and BMW.

This years Bonham auction will be held at Quail Lodge on August 15, 2014, and bidding for all cars from the Maranello Rosso Collection requires special registration. In other words, if you have to ask what ‘special registration’ requires a buyer to have, you probably can’t afford to own one of these exclusive Ferrari’s anyway.


About the Author

Eric J. Leech is a born and bred auto enthusiast who has been a gear-head ever since he crawled out of his crib and got his Kool-aide stained mitts on a 67 Camaro SS (red, black bucket seats, no air-conditioning). He's since become an automotive journalist for a variety of sources, including DUB Magazine, American Auto Press, Import Tuner, Turbo & High Performance, and has also worked as a content provider for the Discovery Channel's, Mean Green Machines. Follow Eric J. Leech at Google+

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