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Rare Ferraris to be auctioned as 70th anniversary nears

Auto Express logo Auto Express 12/08/2017 Joe Holding

  Ferrari Auction 2017 © Auto Express Ferrari Auction 2017  Ferrari celebrates its 70th birthday in September, and the milestone is set to be marked in typically exuberant fashion as private collectors receive two opportunities to bid for some of the Italian marque’s rarest models at auction over the coming weeks.

RM Sotheby’s will auction off the thirteen-strong ‘Ferrari Performance Collection’ at its Monterey sale during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next week, and will also oversee a special Ferrari sale at the carmaker’s base in Maranello next month.

The Pebble Beach event features some of the most sought-after Ferrari models in the world, with a 1991 F40, a 2011 599 GTO and a 1983 512 BBi among the many cars offered without reserve at Monterey. Remarkably, all of the lots have been given up for sale by a single owner.

The headline act will no doubt be the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, which is expected to fetch between $8,500,000 (£6,500,000) and $10,000,000 (£7,700,000).

Meanwhile at the Maranello event, examples going under the hammer will include a 1955 750 Monza, a 1966 275 GTB, and a Ferrari Enzo from 2004, to name but a few.

“For collectors and enthusiasts alike, the sale represents a world-class and singular event, perhaps one of the most significant auctions ever held,” said RM Sotheby’s CEO Rob Myers. “We are deeply honoured to hold this distinction.”

Below we’ve picked out a few of our favourites lots from the two auctions. What would you spend your money on if you had some cash to spare?

Ferrari Performance Collection - RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina'

1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

1991 Ferrari F40

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

Leggenda e Passione - RM Sotheby’s Maranello Sale

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza by Scaglietti

1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti

1994 Ferrari 348 GT/C LM

2004 Ferrari Enzo

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

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