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Ferrari et Prestigious Italians Auction Preview – Bonhams

Bonhams will hold its eleventh annual Ferrari and Prestigious Italians auction event on December 20th in Gstaad, Switzerland. Bonhams will offer 28 Ferrari, seven Italian cars and 120 automobilia for single-day event.

The final highly publicized auction of 2008 promises another extraordinary collection of Italian automobiles, headlined by two historically important competition Ferraris from the Estate of the late well-known French collector Antoine Midy.

The 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spyder by Scaglietti was raced by the late Phil Hill in both the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours and the Venezuela Grand Prix. Also from the same collection is the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Spyder by Carrozzeria Motto, which won 2nd in class and finished 3rd overall in the 1954 Mille Miglia, driven by Piero Scotti.

In addition to the extraordinary Italian car line-up, a Ferrari motorcycle will also be offered for sale. Built by David Kay Engineering as a tribute to the great Enzo Ferrari, the one-off motorcycle bears the famous prancing horse badge. The highly reputed MV August expert David Kay received complete approval and good wishes for the project from Enzo’s son Piero Ferrari.

Bonhams’ Ferrari and Prestigious Italians auction will again be held at the Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland on December 20th. Admission to the event is by catalog, which is available for 50 CHF and admits two.

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Noteworthy Consignments:

1955 121 LM Spyder – Estimate $3,888,000 – $5,460,000.

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Spyder – Estimate $2,315,000 – $3,145,000.

1958 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France Aluminum Competition Berlinetta – Estimate $3,310,000 – $4,135,000.

1995 Ferrari 900cc motorcycle by David Kay Engineering – Estimate $268,000 -$310,000.

1961 OSCA 1600GT Coupe – Estimate $58,000 – $66,000.

1965 Ferrari 275GTS Spider – Estimate $545,000 – $595,000.

1961 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder – Estimate $248,000 – $315,000.

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB GR4 Michelotti – Estimate $745,000 – $827,000.

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Cabriolet – Estimate $580,000 – $705,000.

(Note: Estimates are converted from CHF to USD at 1.00 = 0.8273).

[Source: Bonhams]