“FERRARI LEGGENDA E PASSIONE” AUCTION: A STUNNING SUCCESS

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Ferrari LogoThe auction organised by RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s at Ferrari’s Fiorano Circuit in Maranello on 19 May proved extraordinarily successful. Not only were almost all of the cars put up for auction sold but they also achieved record prices: ■the 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa Spyder, the last front-engined car to win at Le Mans, went for 7 million Euro (including taxes and auction fees) ■the 1953 340/375 Berlinetta Competizione in the Carrera Panamericana livery was sold for 4,200,000 Euro ■the 340 MM Touring for 2,350,000 Euro ■two splendid 250 SWB Scagliettis reached prices of 1.9 million and 2.1 million Euro respectively. There was also very heated bidding for the yellow 1971 Daytona Spider which went for in excess of 1 million Euro, while the famous 1970 512 S, one of the great protagonists of the World Sports-Prototype Championship, was sold for 2.7 million Euro and the “little” Dino Sport, with a capacity of just under two litres, went to a Japanese collector for 2.4 million Euro. The memorabilia section attracted enormous attention from collectors too with the F1 steering wheel achieving in excess of 60,000 Euro and the bidding for a 1:2 scale model of the F1 car made for wind tunnel testing reaching over the 47,000 Euro mark. Other unusual lots that caught the eye and imagination of bidders included a poster for the Cuban GP (15,000 Euro), an old Ferrari watch (12,000 Euro) and the tandem made by Colnago for the Ferrari Store (in excess of 10,000 Euro). Last but far from least was the Mille Miglia Cup that Luca di Montezemolo wanted to buy for the Galleria Ferrari and which RM Auctions co-founder wanted to give the Company as a gift, was sold for 30,000 Euro while the 599 GTB Fiorano that starred in the 2006 Panamerican 20,000 tour – still complete with decals and still with a slighter higher set-up to cope with the tough Andean roads – went under the hammer for 300,000 Euro. The auction ended at 18.30 with a burst of enthusiast applause: a spontaneous acknowledgement of the enormous value placed on the magical world of Ferrari by enthusiasts and collectors all over the world.Tags: