Special Ferrari Gets $24 Million at RM Auction …
You can’t say we didn’t warn you. Yesterday we picked the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti to be the top car here at the 2014 RM Auction here in Monterey. But it was still exciting to see it up on the auction block tonight when the rare Scaglietti built Ferrari drew a winning bid of $24 million. Although it was not the highest price paid here during 2014 Pebble Beach Concours Week, it was the highest price at any auction here on Saturday.
The 275 GTB/C Speciale is reported to be the first of only three Works berlinetta competizione cars built; rarer than its 250 GTO siblings. Its history is known from when it was new and the promotional materials say that it has it original, numbers matching engine.
The 2014 Pebble Beach RM Auction has been greatly anticipated this week since it was here that a new world record was set last year for the highest price ever paid for a collector car at a U.S. auction. Although RM Auctions did not produce another record this year, they did sell some amazing cars.
We have a few that we were watching on Saturday:
2014 RM Auctions
Saturday, August 16 6:00pm
|2003 Ferrari Enzo||$1,900,000 – $2,500,000Lot 211||660 bhp, 5,998 cc DOHC 65-degree V-12 engine|
|1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ Berlinetta by Scaglietti||$1,900,000 – $2,500,000Lot 216||One of the finest Lussos in existenceMatching-numbers engine|
|1963 Ferrari 400 SA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico Series II by Pininfarina||$2,500,000 – $3,000,000Lot 218||The sixth of eighteen Series II long-wheelbase examplesThe third of four open-headlight Series II CoupesMatching-numbers example; Ferrari Classiche certified|
|1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti||$8,000,000 – $12,000,000Lot 220||Delivered to Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt; owned by McQueen for more than four yearsSubsequently owned by TV star Guy Williams, of Zorro and Lost in Space fame|
|1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Pinin Farina||$1,900,000 – $2,400,000Lot 225||The fourth of twenty-one 250 Europas constructedInteresting early history, including period Italian concours events|
|1998 Ferrari 333 SP||Available Upon RequestLot 229||The only Ferrari to win the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of SebringUndoubtedly the most iconic and successful of all the 333 SPs produced|
|1971 Lamborghini Miura SV||$1,800,000 – $2,400,000Lot 230||A genuine Miura SV that has been beautifully restoredBest in Class winner at The Quail in 2009|
|1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti||$3,750,000 – $4,500,000Lot 231||One of only two originally finished in Nero on NeroUnder 25,000 documented original miles|
|1931 Bentley 8-Litre Sports Coupe Cabriolet by Barker||$3,750,000 – $4,750,000Lot 233||The only original two-passenger roadster built on an 8-Litre chassisA one-off, bespoke “boattail” design by BarkerMatching-numbers chassis, engine, and gearbox|
|1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout||$2,500,000 – $3,500,000Lot 235||The earliest extant 1911 T-head MercerOutstanding patina that dates to World War II|
|1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti||$2,600,000 – $3,200,000Lot 237||A remarkably well-preserved long-nose, alloy-bodied 275 GTBJust over 59,000 original kilometers from new|
|1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti||This one may be the top car at the RM Auction.Lot 239||The first of only three Works berlinetta competizione cars built; rarer than its 250 GTO siblingsKnown provenance from new; original matching-numbers engine|
|2000 Ferrari F1-2000||$1,750,000 – $2,500,00Lot 245||Campaigned by Michael Schumacher in his first championship-winning season with FerrariWinner of the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix|
|2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione||$1,700,000 – $2,100,000Lot 251||The 31st of 38 built; single ownership from newAlways maintained and garaged at the Ferrari factory|