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Maserati, Ferrari prototypes set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

Maserati, Ferrari prototypes set for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

Two significant Italian sports-car prototypes, the first Maserati Ghibli Spyder and the original U.S.-spec Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, will be offered by RM Sotheby’s at its Monterey auction in August. The 1968 Ghibli is documented as the first Spyder built, with some key differences from production models. The convertible, with VIN 1001, features styling by […]

By May 13, 2015 Read More →
Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

Rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet being sold for charity at RM’s Amelia Island auction

One of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at an Amelia Island, Florida, auction – a rare 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica short-wheelbase cabriolet – highlights RM Auctions’ sale March 14 of 90 classic cars. But most significantly, proceeds from the sale of the beautiful V12-powered sports convertible will be donated to the current owner’s foundation […]

By January 29, 2015 Read More →
2014 top stories: No. 1 — Buyers, not sellers, in driver’s seat as collector-car sales soar to new heights

2014 top stories: No. 1 — Buyers, not sellers, in driver’s seat as collector-car sales soar to new heights

The multi-million-dollar Ferrari prices coming out of the Monterey auctions were absolutely mind blowing. They were part of a record sales year for the six California auctions in August that totaled more than $463 million, compared with the previous-record $302 million achieved in 2013. But the sales growth during Monterey was primarily at the very […]

By December 31, 2014 Read More →
2014 top stories: No. 3 — Post-war car wins at Pebble Beach and changes everything

2014 top stories: No. 3 — Post-war car wins at Pebble Beach and changes everything

For the classic car community, the choice of Best of Show at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was hugely significant. In fact, it was nothing less than a monumental sea change for collector cars, and yet it also was the natural progression of things. For some, it was cause for angst. Here was the […]

By December 29, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Gooding adds significant Ferraris for Arizona auction

Gooding adds significant Ferraris for Arizona auction

A pair of exceptional – and exceptionally valuable – classic Ferraris has been added to the docket for Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction in January during Arizona’s collector-car sales week. One of the most legendary and beautiful road cars from Maranello, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider with an estimated value of $8 […]

By December 12, 2014 Read More →
Concorso Italiano picks Ferrari as honored marque

Concorso Italiano picks Ferrari as honored marque

Those who have attended the grand Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California, during classic car week every August know that a sea of vintage and contemporary Ferrari sports cars is pretty standard fare. But next year, it’s official: Ferrari is the featured marque for the August 15, 2015, meet of Italian splendor. The celebration of everything […]

By December 1, 2014 Read More →
Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

Historic Ferrari 275 GT-class race car in Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction

An exceptionally rare and historic Ferrari competition champion from the late 1960s has been consigned for Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction in January. Its eventual hammer price figures to further boost the soaring values of vintage race cars from Modena. The 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti has a well-documented history of racing victories, including […]

By October 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Brenda Vernor shares her insider’s view of Enzo and Ferrari racing’s glory days in F1

Brenda Vernor shares her insider’s view of Enzo and Ferrari racing’s glory days in F1

From the early 1970s until the death of Enzo Ferrari in 1988, Brenda Vernor had a unique and insider’s role in Ferrari’s Formula One racing program. British born, Vernor was an English translator for Enzo and the only woman among 199 men. How did a woman from Surrey, England, end up working for Ferrari? “I […]

By October 15, 2014 Read More →
Ferrari 308s climb in value at British auction

Ferrari 308s climb in value at British auction

A rising tide lifts all boats, they say, which apparently holds true for Ferraris as well. While stunning multi-million prices for rare, early and competition Ferraris have become the norm in the past few years, values for the lesser production cars from Maranello are following suit, though perhaps not in such a spectacular way. This […]

By September 23, 2014 Read More →
A Ferrari rushes into uncharted territory

A Ferrari rushes into uncharted territory

Everything seemed pretty normal Sunday afternoon at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, until they announced the winner of Best of Show and the crowd knew that something momentous had just happened. This year, the judges’ choice for the top prize fell far afield from the convention established over decades, when you could pretty much count […]

By August 18, 2014 2 Comments Read More →