A simply spellbinding selection of Ferrari’s and other exotic and rare machinery is lined up for sale at Sotheby’s prestigious May auction in Monaco. Taking place on May 12th, to coincide with the Monaco Classic Grand Prix, the auction features vehicles with a combined estimate of more than £41million.
Headlining the sale is a stunning 1957 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Competizione. With bodywork by Scaglietti, this rare and wonderful machine has a successful and well-documented competition history, and a guide price of £7.9million will see it fought over by the top collectors.
One of the most intriguing – and scarce – Ferraris in the sale is a 2015 Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina. One of only six, and based on the Ferrari 458, this model was specially commissioned by the factory to commemorate the death of the legendary Sergio Pininfarina, who’s design house remains inexorably linked to Ferrari. This pristine example is expected to sell for £2.6million.
Another Ferrari of interest, among the 25 listed for sale by Sotheby’s, is a glorious Ferrari 275GTB, a 1966 model with Scaglietti bodywork, which is finished in subdued silver-grey and in superb condition. This rare car will also have the collectors fighting over it with an expected price of around £1.9million.
Schumacher F1 Benetton
Of interest to collectors of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari racing cars is a 1992 Benetton F1 car, one of the earliest driven by Michael in his legendary career. This car – among the first driven by Schumacher to be designed by Ross Brawn – is in superb condition, and took the German to second place in the 1992 Spanish Grand Prix. It can be yours for around £660,000.
The sale also includes other rarities including a Lamborghini Huracan that was a gift to Pope Francis, and which features a unique paint finish to reflect that, plus a much sought-after Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – a late model with a unique ‘Transformers’ paint scheme – and a very attractive and rare Porsche, a 1973 911 Carrera RS.
A selection of collectors automobilia and race memorabilia includes none other than the race suit worn by the late Ayrton Senna for his first Monaco Grand Prix victory, and carious other items of interest. Further details can be obtained from RM Sotheby’s.
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