1956 Ferrari 290 MM - $28,050,000 (£18,501,000)
RM Sotheby’s, New York, USA - 10 December, 2015
RM Sotheby’s claimed the top spot in 2015 with the ex-works 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, at their final sale of the year. Chassis number 0626 was driven in period by many of the greats including Castellotti, Musso, von Trips, Collins and notably finished 4th in the 1956 Mille Miglia in the hands of Fangio (estimate $28,000,000 – 32,000,000).
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider - €16,288,000 ($18,164,000/£12,101,000)
Artcurial, Paris, France - 6 February, 2015
The eagerly anticipated sale of the Baillon Collection’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider during Retromobile week produced the second highest result of the year. Chassis number 2935GT had been owned by the French actor Alain Delon from 1963 to 1965, and was stored for much of its recent life after being acquired in 1971 by Jacques Baillon, son of the French industrialist Roger Baillon who started the collection in 1950 (estimate €9,000,000 – 12,000,000).
1964 Ferrari 250 LM - $17,600,000 (£11,274,000)
RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, USA - 13 August, 2015
250 LMs enjoy legendary status as the last Ferrari to have achieved an outright victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Chassis number 6105 is the 23rd of the 32 examples built and was campaigned successfully by its first owner, the privateer racer Ron Fry, on hill climbs, sprints, and club races around England. Its competition history continued with subsequent owners until more recently forming part of respected collections, including the renowned Matsuda Collection in Japan.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider - $16,830,000 (£10,758,000)
Gooding and Company, Monterey, USA - 16 August, 2015
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider achieved a new single lot record for Gooding and Company at Monterey. Chassis number 3095GT is one of only 37 covered headlight examples produced, and was sold with Ferrari Classiche Certification (estimate $16,000,000 – 18,000,000).
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale - $16,500,000 (£10,547,000)
Gooding and Company, Monterey, USA - 15 August, 2015
The Monterey sales also provided Gooding and Company with the 5th highest price car to sell at public auction in 2015. Styled by Giugiaro and inspired by Ferrari’s sharknose racing cars of the period, this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale was Nuccio Bertone’s personal car (estimate $14,000,000 – 16,000,000).