Gear up for the much-anticipated Monterey Car Week as RM Sotheby‘s reveals the star-studded lineup. Brace yourself for the spotlight-stealing 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, a true rarity with only 32 ever produced. This legendary car boasts a remarkable racing history at Le Mans and has undergone a meticulous restoration to its original specifications by Ferrari Classiche. Get ready to bid, with estimates ranging from $18,000,000 to $20,000,000.
But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Feast your eyes on the awe-inspiring 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Prodrive, a five-time entrant in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. Sporting its iconic 2004 Le Mans livery, this Ferrari witnessed some remarkable driving maneuvers by the talented trio of Darren Turner, Rickard Rydell, and the legendary World Rally Champion, Colin McRae. Previously owned by Frédéric Dor, the founder of Care Racing Development, this certified Ferrari Classiche example not only comes with a captivating history but also an extensive spares package, including the very engine used in its memorable 2004 Le Mans race. With an estimated value between $8,000,000 and $9,500,000, it’s a true collector’s gem.
As the auction block heats up, be prepared to be captivated by other must-see lots, such as the 1956 Porsche 550A Prototype ‘Le Mans’ Werk’s Coupe. This extraordinary vehicle, boasting the unique “fastback roof” design by Wilhelm Hild and Erwin Komenda, holds tremendous significance as one of the most important Porsche factory-competition cars. Having achieved an impressive 1st place in class and 5th overall finish at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, it’s an automotive marvel worth an estimated $5,500,000 to $7,500,000.
But wait, there’s more to ignite your enthusiastic spirit! Don’t miss the chance to own the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ‘Del Rio,’ an exceptional factory configuration with a striking paint-to-sample finish. This magnificent example stands as one of the most significant road-going 275 models in existence, with an estimated value between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000.
Lastly, get ready to set your sights on the Ferrari Classiche-certified 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series III by Pinin Farina. This rare beauty is the fourth of only twelve Series III models ever built. As one of the exclusive seven vehicles equipped with covered headlights from the factory, it stands out as an exceptional piece of automotive history. What’s more, it’s the only covered-headlight example delivered new in Nero Tropicale IVI. Don’t miss your chance to call this masterpiece your own, with an estimated value ranging from $5,750,000 to $6,750,000.
Head over to rmsothebys.com to explore all the mesmerizing lots featured in Monterey 2023 and enter the world of automotive marvels like never before.
Main Photo – 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Patrick Ernzen ©2023 Courtesy of RM Sothebys
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