Friday, June 15, 2018

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO = $ 70m

A 1963 example has been sold to an American collector for a rumoured $70 million and breaks the record for a fee paid for a classic car. Why such a premium for this particular Ferrari?

Serial number 4135GT is largely original. It’s also had an illustrious career in motorsport.
In its heyday it chauked up a fourth-place finish at Le Mans in 1963, and won the ten-day Tour de France road rally the following year. It’s raced all over Europe and Africa, before being the prized jewel in several private collections before its latest, record-breaking sale.

See ----->Ferrari 250 GTO
In 2014 a Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a world record price at auction of $38.1 million, though there have been rumors of private sales well above that number. Each time one of the world's most desirable cars comes to auction, it tends to break the price record because the market is rising relentlessly.
In 2016 it was reported there were 2 private sellers asking $57 million for their 250 GTOs. The price for a third being sold by Talacrest was $55.8 million according to the Robb Report. 33 GTOs were made in 1962 and 1963, and in 1964 a "Series II" was introduced. Three such cars were made, and four older "Series I" were given the "Series II" body and three "330 GTO" specials with a larger engine were also made. It brought the total of GTOs produced to 39.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista

The Ferrari 488 GTB was special. But it wasn't speciale — that honor goes to the newest version of Marnanello's super sports car. The 488 Pista, which will be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is the successor to the 458 Speciale, a car that was an evolution of the 488's predecessor, the 458.

Pista is Italian for track.
Total output is now 711 hp, a bump up from the 488's 661 hp. The 0-62 mph time, according to Ferrari, is 2.85 seconds, and the top speed is 211 mph.
Ferrari didn't detail pricing, but the 488 goes for about $250,000, and with evolution editions, a premium materializes over time, so investing in a Pista is likely a very good bet.

Monday, February 5, 2018

LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari unveiled it's new LaFerrari Aperta at the Paris Motor Show on September 29, 2016 and it's sold out and you can't have one, naturally.

The limited-edition (209 units globally) is an open-top LaFerrari. The additional nine Ferrari LaFerrari are reserved for selected distribution during the 70th anniversary celebrations of Ferrari. Sporting a 950 horsepower, 6.3-liter V-12 delivering roughly 800 hp, the bulk of the oomph comes from an electric motor and battery pack. That is routed through the rear wheels and a seven-speed, dual-clutch sequential manual transmission.
The sprint to 60 mph is less than three seconds onto a top speed over 217 mph. The Aperta began shipments in May 2017 and sells for around $ 2m.
The first Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to hit the market was priced at more than $6m. A LaFerrari Aperta hammered for $ 10m in September 2017.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Ferrari 250 GTO Series II Left Fender = $ 28k

RM Sotheby's Arizona sale offered up without reserve, and no we aren't making this up, a Ferrari 250 GTO Series II Left Fender.

"Possibly the only example in existence, this new-old-stock 250 GTO fender is mounted on an attractive barn wood base. It is ready to be displayed as the ultimate Ferrari sculpture, or to use in case you bang up your GTO. The fender is unpainted and in excellent condition with only minor dents and scratches."

Unknown who WOULDN'T want this baby but before we rush to Arizona to pick it up the estimate is $ 15k - 20k. The fender made a modest/outrageous $ 28,800
Just 39 250 GTOs were manufactured between 1962 and 1964. This includes 33 cars with 1962-63 bodywork (Series I), three with 1964 (Series II) bodywork similar to the Ferrari 250 LM, and three "330 GTO" specials with a larger engine. They are considered the most expensive cars in the world.
See ----->

Friday, February 2, 2018

1964 Ferrari 275P - World's most expensive car?

A little more than two weeks before its scheduled auction, Artcurial Motorcars announced that the 1964 Le Mans-winning Ferrari 275P that was to be the star of its Retromobile sale has been withdrawn by the consignor. There was speculation that the car could bring as much as $40 million at the Paris auction.
February 2018 will see a Ferrari 275 Prototype cross the auction block with record-breaking potential. It could become the most expensive car in history. The Ferrari 275P emerged from the Bardinon Collection.
Branded with chassis number 0816, the car collected the highest honour in the world of endurance racing in 1964, clocking an average speed of 122mph over 2918 miles.
The iconic 1964 Ferrari 275P is the last official ‘works’ Ferrari to race and win at Le Mans. It will be sold at Artcurial’s Motorcars auction in Paris, potentially beating the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for US$38.1 million in 2014 and setting the record for the world’s most valuable Ferrari.
The 275P is the eighth one entered in the Le Mans endurance race by Ferrari’s factory team and went on to win overall victory between 1949 and 1964. Once the car won Le Mans in 1964, it raced three times at the Road America 500, followed by the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1965.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Top Ferrari at Auction in 2016

A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport sold for €32,075,200 ($35,711,359) at the Artcurial Paris auction as the most-expensive car in 2016 and the second most-expensive car ever.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione - $18,150,000 at Pebble Beach
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider - $17,160,000 at Amelia Island

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

275 GTS/4 NART Spider

It's impossible to say which is the greatest Ferrari of all time. The 275 GTS/4 NART Spider makes an extremely compelling case for itself when it very rarely comes up for sale. It's a notable occasion anytime a NART Spider comes up for sale because just 10 were built. Based on the 275 GTB coupe, Ferrari built the NART Spider at the request of Luigi Chinetti, the official U.S. importer for Ferrari.
A 3.3-liter Colombo V12 made 300 hp with six twin-throat Weber carburetors, spinning a five-speed gearbox. A one-owner 275 GTS/4 NART Spider sold for $27.5 million at a charity auction in 2013.
The final Ferrari NART Spider ever built was consigned for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction in 2016.

Estimated at €19m to €23m the car did not change hands.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Ferrari at Auction

1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale. $ 3.3m

Ferrari Cavallino Rampante Chrome Sign, c. 1960s. $32k

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti. $28m
Ferrari’s sports-prototype racing cars are among the most legendary in motorsport history.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale. $ 8.08m

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial series 1. $ 4.05m

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina. $1.4m

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. $ 2.5m

1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti $ 1.6m

Friday, January 26, 2018

$4M Barn Find: Ferrari 275 GTB and 427 Cobra

A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB with 13,000 original miles has been discovered. A Colombo-designed V-12 is topped with three Weber twin-throats under a black, wrinkled air filter. The interior looks near new, the seats a rich navy vinyl and wooden steering wheel and shifter. The body of the 275 GTB is alloy which makes this car even rarer because only a handful were built.
60 'Alloy' 275 GTB Berlinettas were built. 280 hp, 3,286 cc V-12 engine with triple Weber dual-choke carburettors, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, and tubular shocks, and four-wheel disc brakes. That configuration is among the most coveted with a typical auction market price above $3 million.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ferrari 458 Speciale

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engined sports car which replaced the Ferrari F430. It was first officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was replaced by the Ferrari 488, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The 458 Speciale (2013–2015) is the top performing 458 Italia. Power increased to 597 hp at 9,000 rpm. Electronic systems were updated too, introducing side slip angle control (SSC) to improve car control on the limit.

The 458 Speciale won Top Gear's Supercar of the Year 2013.
The 458 won many awards including "Car of the Year 2009" and "Supercar of the Year". Motor Trend awarded it the title of "Best Driver's Car" in 2011.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a four-wheel drive, four-seater with a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 that produces 680bhp and 514lb ft of torque. 0-62mph is 3.4 seconds on to a top speed of 208mph.

Ferrari calls the combination of the all-wheel drive and the four-wheel steering ‘4RM-S’, with the Lusso also getting the fourth-generation of their Slide Slip Control, and electronic differential and magnetic dampers.
The new V12 has leading-edge technical solutions, including newly-designed piston heads, the latest evolution of Ferrari's anti-knock control software, multispark injection, and a new electronic by-pass valve.
Price is something in the region of $300,000. Deliveries started in the fall.