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Classic Ferrari models going under the hammer

  • May 14, 2024
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Classic Ferrari models going under the hammer

Ahead of its upcoming L’AstaRossa™ sale on 8th June, Monaco Car Auctions is presenting a number of early consignments from and connected to the iconic Ferrari marque. A trio of V12-engined sports cars and grand tourers from the 1960s set a high standard for the sale, and are joined by a diverse collection of the classic Ferrari Testarossas, to mark the model’s 40th anniversary.

The last Ferrari model to be equipped with Maranello’s famed ‘Colombo’ V12, the Ferrari 275 GTS is widely regarded to be the spiritual successor to the 250 GT California. The 1965, Ferrari Classiche certified example offered on sale at L’AstaRossa™ was the 29th unit to be built, and boasts exceptionally low mileage, with only 3,150km recorded on the odometer.

Delivered new to Spain before spending most of its life in Italy, the car underwent a full restoration in 2008 by Carrozzeria Quality Cars and GPS Classic. Finished in elegant Blu Chiaro with matching Pelle Blu interior, this outstanding drop-top Ferrari has appeared at several world-renowned concours and events, including the Concours Villa d’Este, and is supplied with a file compiled by UK Ferrari specialists, DK Engineering. 

For those wanting to complete the set of Colombo-engined open-top grand tourers, Monaco Car Auctions will also offer the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Inspiration. A faithful recreation of one of Ferrari’s most famous models, the example was engineered to the highest standard by Turin-based Mabert s.r.l. Arguably Ferrari’s most iconic model line of the period, the 250-series of cars span most enthusiast use-cases, being produced in grand touring, sports car and racing configurations. Original examples of the Ferrari 250 GT California are amongst some of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction, making this a highly attractive route to California-inspired ownership for a discerning collector.

Buyers seeking to add classic Ferrari-themed automobilia to their collection won’t be disappointed by the range of lots on offer in Monaco. Items include a scooter used by seven-time Formula One world champion, Michael Schumacher, as well as a helmet signed by the driver. Also on offer is an autographed kart used by Charles Leclerc in an advertisement for Ray-Ban, and documents signed by Enzo Ferrari himself.

Further vehicles offered for sale at L’AstaRossa™ will be announced in due course. For further information on the L’AstaRossa™ auction, visit the website.

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