Several models from the legendary Italian performance house are assembled as the consignment deadline nears
13 June 2014 – San Francisco – There is simply no other sports and racing marque as famous as that of Ferrari. Whether vintage, classic or contemporary, cars with the Prancing Horse badge command the utmost interest around the world. And so it is with real pleasure that Bonhams – renowned for its history in representing great racing and sporting cars – has consigned several cars from the Maranello factory to its Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel this August. Following is a selection of these impressive machines.
A stunning 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB – the fifth from last built and, with its torque tube and long nose, the most developed version of this famous model – benefitting from a correct and immaculate cosmetic and mechanical restoration by renowned marque specialists. With matching numbers and thorough documentation, this original US-delivered car is just one of four of the model to have left the factory in colour Verde Scuro.
The 12th of just 17 built, this scarce 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe by Pinin Farina is not only a matching-numbers car certified by Ferrari Classiche, but also a Mille Miglia Storica veteran and a Tour Auto participant.
Also from Pinin Farina is an iconic and highly sought-after 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet with matching numbers, and the elegant and fast Frankfurt Auto Show 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Coupe formerly owned by Prince Bertil of Sweden (an avid Ferrari collector), finished in its original red interior with two-tone white and silver exterior accompanied by factory disc brakes.
And as previously reported, two other Ferraris of note include Pat Boone's 1966 330 GT Series II Coupe, which was delivered new to the singer by Luigi Chinetti and has recently undergone a superb "nut and bolt" restoration, and a 1973 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider that must be considered one the most original and finest preserved examples of the model in existence.
These and other Ferraris, such as a 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta with less than 6,600 miles from new, and a 1973 Dino 246 GTS that has been in the same ownership for nearly four decades, will go under the hammer on Friday, August 15th, at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California.
With the consignment deadline rapidly approaching and just a few spaces remaining for further additions, owners of special automobiles are encouraged to contact the Bonhams International Motoring Department posthaste, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-391-4000.
For more information on this anticipated auction, please visit www.bonhams.com/quail
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com