The American market gets underway with Scottsdale’s traditional season opener, a nine-day auction fest from 11-19 January, where RM Sotheby’s 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet heads the inventory with a pre-sale estimate of $6,000,000 – 7,000,000. Chassis 0913 GT is one of just 40 Series I cabriolets produced and has been owned by the consignor since 1999, during which time it has been regularly exercised at numerous high-profile touring events and concours.
Italian machinery dominates the big-ticket entries with a one-of-100 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster showing less than 200 miles from new at $2,500,000 – 2,700,000; Skip Barber’s 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C which won a Platinum Award at the 2013 Cavallino Classic is listed at $1,800,000 – 2,200,000; and a three-owner 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV carries a guide of $1,400,000 – 1,600,000.
Elsewhere, notable entries include a 2,268-mile 1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo which has been owned by the vendor from new (estimate $300,000 – 450,000) and a 77,000-mile 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 with single-family ownership and a spare 6.3 engine included in the sale (estimate $75,000 – 125,000); while a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo with a scant 34 miles on the clock, having spent its entire life in two private collections, is estimated at $350,000 – 400,000.
The Westin Kierland Resort hosts Bonhams’ sale on the 16th, where the catalogue cover star is a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 with unique cabriolet coachwork by Figoni.
Elegant open-topped motoring ‘50s-style is also on offer with a 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter – 2nd in class at the 2014 Pebble Beach concours – guided at $2,000,000 – 2,400,000; a matching numbers US-delivered 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is catalogued at $950,000 – 1,100,000; and a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America that was recently repainted and re-trimmed following an extensive mechanical overhaul is $850,000 – 1,050,000.
A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 with period SCCA racing history is set to cross the block with an estimate of $300,000 – 400,000. The 17th of 25 pre-production Z/28s, it was successfully campaigned from 1967 to ‘69 by Gary Morgan in the Trans-Am Series, where it notched up 11 wins and 2 second place finishes.
Gooding & Company’s two-day sale on 17-18 January sees no fewer than 25 Ferraris among the 138-car roster, led by a 1995 F50 at $3,200,000 – 3,600,000. One of just 55 built for the US market, it’s covered less than 5,200 miles in the hands of two owners and is one of six Ferrari spiders offered from a private collection.
Other top-tier cars include a one-of-36 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast at $2,500,000 – 3,000,000; a 1948 Tucker 48 with less than 6,300 miles from new at $1,750,000 – 2,250,000; and a 1932 Hispano-Suiza J12 Dual Cowl which formed part of the Briggs Cunningham Collection for 35 years is estimated at $1,500,000 – 2,000,000.
The sale also features a 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT, one of 16 customer cars built by the factory for the 1970 season (estimate $1,000,000 – 1,300,000). It was delivered new to the French Canadian journalist and racing driver Jacques Duval in whose hands it achieved a class win on its debut at the 1971 24 Hours of Daytona, and was subsequently returned to its original Sunoco livery in 1991 following use as a road car and autocross competitor.
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