A selection of important Ferraris are among the headline offerings at the RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale, to be held January 15–16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.
The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale is highlighted by a group of 21 Ferraris, headlined by a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, chassis number 5899 GT, that was delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti, Switzerland’s most storied racing team. Filipinetti’s first two outings in 5899 GT posted winning results with top Ferrari Formula One drivers Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nino Vaccarella piloting the car to 1st overall finishes at the Sierre-Montana Crans Hill Climb and the XV Coppa Inter-Europa in Monza. 5899 GT remained successful with its second and third owners, garnering numerous podium finishes and class wins through the summer of 1967.
In more recent years, 5899 GT has been campaigned on the vintage racing circuit, and was granted Ferrari Classiche Certification in 2005. The Ferrari 250 LM is presented in its original Scuderia Filipinetti livery, and offered with an unbroken chain of ownership. Estimated to fetch in excess of $9,500,000, this 250 LM is expected to be among the most valuable automobiles on offer during the 2015 Arizona Auction Week.
Additional highlights at the RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale includes one of the rarest Ferraris of its era, a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS, chassis number 12473. The 17th of 20 examples produced, 12473 was delivered new to Thomas Teves, heir to the Alfred Teves brake manufacturer, and is offered in Arizona following a fresh restoration (Est. $3,900,000 – $4,800,000).
Further offerings include a fully restored, Classiche-certified 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, chassis number 16793, that RM called “arguably the finest example in existence today” (Est. $3,000,000 – $3,500,000), along with a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10451, originally owned by film director John Frankenheimer (Est. $3,500,000 – $4,500,000).
For full event details or to view a complete list of entries, visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM’s West Coast Division at +1 310 559 4575.