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Unique Ferrari collection going under the hammer

Ferrari Performance Collection auction sotheby's Monterey

A single-owner collection of 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris is to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s during Monterey Car Week.

Representing more than 50 years of Ferrari history, the cars are offered almost entirely without reserve and are expected to fetch more than £15 million ($20m) in total.

The ‘Ferrari Performance Collection’ is headlined by a Platinum Award-winning 1961 250 GT SWB and a 1967 275 GTB/4.

Additional highlights include a low mileage 1991 F40, joined by a 481-mile 2011 599 GTO and a 1984 512 BBi which has covered just 553 miles.

The two-day flagship sale will take place on August 18-19 during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

The concours-level restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was one of the last Ferraris made that was eligible to be raced at events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans with little or no modification in period, and one of the most iconic road cars produced.

Chassis no. 2985, a GT variant, is the 110th of 165 ever built. Benefiting from Ferrari Classiche certification and with notable history, including a Platinum award at Cavallino in 2016, the SWB is expected to fetch £6.5m – £7.7m ($8.5m – $10m).

Joining the 250 GT SWB is another respected and famed Sixties Ferrari road car, a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti, chassis No 10147.

Imported to the US in 1967, and presented in factory-correct Rosso over Pelle Nera with matching-numbers status, this example is complete with original tool roll, handbook and Ferrari Classiche certification – estimated £2.1m – £2.5m ($2.7m – $3.2m).

Other entries in the collection include a lightweight, competition-focused, aluminium-bodied 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT.

With a mere 152 206 GTs constructed in total, compared to almost 3,800 246 GT/GTS variants, this car is one of just 51 produced in 1969. Making its way from Europe in 2014 and remaining in the US since, chassis No 00362 is offered with an original set of books for an estimated £500,000 – £570,000 ($650,000 – $750,000).

Enthusiasts of modern performance will be drawn to the two-owner, 2,800-mile 1991 Ferrari F40, chassis No 87895.

One of just 213 US specification F40s ever produced, complete with luggage, tools, books, its original invoice and in exemplary condition, it will cross the block with an estimate of £1m – £1.1m ($1.3m – $1.5m), offered without reserve).

Joining the F40 is another high-performance, modern supercar, a 2011 599 GTO, chassis no. 175165, which has been driven a mere 481 miles in its life and is resplendent in quintessential Rosso Corsa over black interior – estimated £540,000 – £615,000 ($700,000 – $800,000), offered without reserve.

No road-going Ferrari collection would be complete without a Ferrari 512 BBi – and the Ferrari Performance Collection has two.

Leading the pair, and following the low-mileage theme, is a 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi, which was imported to the USA from new and has covered just 553 miles.

Collecting many Concours-related silverware, including the Coppa Bella Macchina awards from the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting at Chantilly, this car, chassis

No 48723, has an enviable history file and with such low mileage, is estimated to bring £288,000 – £346,000 ($375,000 – $450,000), offered without reserve.

Full list of entries in the Ferrari Performance Collection

  • 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta – Est. £6.5m – £7.7m ($8.5m – $10m).
  • 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta by Scaglietti – Est. £2.1m – £2.5m ($2.7m – $3.2m).
  • 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT – Est. £500,000 – £570,000 ($650,000 – $750,000).
  • 1991 Ferrari F40 – Est. £1m – £1.1m ($1.3m – $1.5m), offered without reserve.
  • 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – Est. £540,000 – £615,000 ($700,000 – $800,000), offered without reserve.
  • 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi – Est. £288,000 – £346,000 ($375,000 – $450,000), offered without reserve.
  • 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica – Est. £288,000 – £346,000 ($375,000 – $450,000), offered without reserve.
  • 2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider – Est. £270,000 – £307,000 ($350,000 – $400,000), offered without reserve.
  • 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi – Est. $275,000 – $325,000 (Offered without reserve).
  • 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale – Est. £210,000 – £250,000 ($275,000 – $325,000), offered without reserve.
  • 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Est. £190,000 – £230,000 ($250,000 – $300,000), offered without reserve.
  • 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’ – Est. £135,000 – £175,000 ($175,000 – $225,000), offered without reserve.
  • 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS – Est. £70,000 – £90,000 ($90,000 – $120,000), offered without reserve.

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