Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Auction Preview – RM Auctions

RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, will hold its 2009 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione auction on May 17th at Ferrari S.p.A. in Maranello, Italy.

RM Auctions’ 3rd annual auction is the only auction dedicated to the Ferrari marque, held within the Maranello factory grounds and endorsed by the Ferrari factory. Last year’s event entered the history books when a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, formerly owned by actor James Coburn, sold for $10,894,000 to set a new world record for the highest price ever paid for a vintage motor car at auction.

The 2009 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event will feature three Maseratis and 34 road and racing Ferraris, headlined by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, which is expected to set a new auction world record at the event; 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 that finished 3rd at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans; 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial; 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California; 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione; 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso Competizione with impressive racing history; series of coachbuilt Ferraris from the collection of Mr. Edgar Schermerhorn; ex-Alain Prost, Spanish Grand Prix-winning 1990 Ferrari 641/2 F1 Racing Car and a Monaco Grand Prix-winning 1956 Maserati 250F Grand Prix Car. As in years past, all cars offered will be certified by Ferrari Classiche.

RM Auctions’ Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event will be held on Ferrari’s Maranello factory grounds in Italy on Sunday, May 17th. A full day preview will be held on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th. Doors open on May 17th at 9am, with the auction starting at 1:00pm. Admission to this sale requires the purchase of the official auction catalog for €70, which will admit two.

For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com.

Notable 2009 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Consignments:

<strong>1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – Estimate Unavailable. </strong>Chassis # 0714TR was extensively raced in period and is offered at auction for the first time. Painted in its period race-correct black livery and red nose. While estimates are unavailable, RM expects 0714TR to set a new auction world record, beating the $10,894,000 achieved by the <a href="http://sportscardigest.com/archives/854"><strong>1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (s/n 2377GT)</strong></a> at the 2008 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – Estimate Unavailable. Chassis 0714TR was extensively raced in period and is offered at auction for the first time. Painted in its period race-correct black livery and red nose. While estimates are unavailable, RM expects 0714TR to set a new auction world record, beating the $10,894,000 achieved by the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (s/n 2377GT) at the 2008 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione event.
<strong>1967 Ferrari 330 P4 – Estimate Unavailable. Won 1967 1000km of Monza and finished 3rd overall at 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Converted into Ferrari 350 Can-Am form late in 1967 and currently presented in same bodywork; offered for the first time in 38 years.
1967 Ferrari 330 P4 – Estimate Unavailable. Won 1967 1000km of Monza and finished 3rd overall at 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Converted into Ferrari 350 Can-Am form late in 1967 and currently presented in same bodywork; offered for the first time in 38 years.
<strong>1956 Maserati 250F Grand Prix Car – Estimate €1,700,000 – €2,200,000.</strong> Chassis number 2526 was driven to victory at the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix by Stirling Moss.
1956 Maserati 250F Grand Prix Car – Estimate €1,700,000 – €2,200,000. Chassis number 2526 was driven to victory at the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix by Stirling Moss.
<strong>1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale Bertone – Estimate €2,200,000 – €2,900,000. </strong>One of two 250 GT SWB Ferraris bodied by Carrozzeria Bertone.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale Bertone – Estimate €2,200,000 – €2,900,000. One of two 250 GT SWB Ferraris bodied by Carrozzeria Bertone.
<strong>1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – Estimate €4,300,000 – €5,500,000.</strong> One of 37 SWB covered headlight California Spyders.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – Estimate €4,300,000 – €5,500,000. One of 37 SWB covered headlight California Spyders.
<strong>1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder – Estimate €2,000,000 – €2,500,000. </strong>Chassis # 1487 GT, an original covered-headlight example, enjoyed an active racing career, driven by Pierre Mion at Cumberland, Bridgehampton, Lime Rock and finishing 2nd overall at the 1960 six-hour race at Marlboro. The car was subsequently sold by Luigi Chinetti to the Rodriguez family in Mexico; Pedro drove 1487 GT to a class victory at the 1961 Gran Premio Indipendenza in Mexico.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder – Estimate €2,000,000 – €2,500,000. Chassis # 1487 GT, an original covered-headlight example, enjoyed an active racing career, driven by Pierre Mion at Cumberland, Bridgehampton, Lime Rock and finishing 2nd overall at the 1960 six-hour race at Marlboro. The car was subsequently sold by Luigi Chinetti to the Rodriguez family in Mexico; Pedro drove 1487 GT to a class victory at the 1961 Gran Premio Indipendenza in Mexico.
<strong>1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spyder – Estimate €1,000,000 – €1,200,000. </strong>Chassis # 0414 MD is one of 16 500 Mondial Spyders with Pinin Farina coachwork. Raced at the 1954 Mille Miglia, it retains its original engine, gearbox and coachwork.
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spyder – Estimate €1,000,000 – €1,200,000. Chassis # 0414 MD is one of 16 500 Mondial Spyders with Pinin Farina coachwork. Raced at the 1954 Mille Miglia, it retains its original engine, gearbox and coachwork.
<strong>1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France – Estimate €2,750,000 – €3,250,000.</strong> Chassis # 0563 GT is the last of the series of eight cars produced in this body style. With its strong competition history, it would be eligible for the Tour Auto, Mille Miglia Storica and Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge. Last seen at RM's Monterey sale last August, where it failed to sell at high bid of $3,900,000 USD.
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France – Estimate €2,750,000 – €3,250,000. Chassis # 0563 GT is the last of the series of eight cars produced in this body style. With its strong competition history, it would be eligible for the Tour Auto, Mille Miglia Storica and Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge. Last seen at RM's Monterey sale last August, where it failed to sell at high bid of $3,900,000 USD.
<strong>1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – Estimate €1,800,000 – €2,200,000.</strong> One of the second series of ten Competizione Clienti cars built and one of just three right-hand drive examples. Previous owners include Maranello Concessionaires, Paddy McNally, Alan Mann and Frank Gardner. Offered for first time in more than 25 years.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – Estimate €1,800,000 – €2,200,000. One of the second series of ten Competizione Clienti cars built and one of just three right-hand drive examples. Previous owners include Maranello Concessionaires, Paddy McNally, Alan Mann and Frank Gardner. Offered for first time in more than 25 years.
<strong>1964 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso Competizione – Estimate €800,000 – €1,100,000. </strong>Chassis # 5367 GT is one of only three competition Lussos and, given its participation in the Tour de France (5th in class 1964), race history and current competitiveness in vintage racing, may very well be the best.
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso Competizione – Estimate €800,000 – €1,100,000. Chassis # 5367 GT is one of only three competition Lussos and, given its participation in the Tour de France (5th in class 1964), race history and current competitiveness in vintage racing, may very well be the best.
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Competizione – Estimate €2,500,000 - €3,200,000. Chassis # 16363 was the second of the Series III factory competition (12 of 15 total) 365 GTB/4s built. Vic Elford and Claude Ballot-Léna drove 16363 to first in class and sixth overall at the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans. Currently ready to race in original Thomson livery, 16363 is one of the few competition Daytonas to retain all of its original components, including the gearbox and engine.
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Competizione – Estimate €2,500,000 - €3,200,000. Chassis # 16363 was the second of the Series III factory competition (12 of 15 total) 365 GTB/4s built. Vic Elford and Claude Ballot-Léna drove 16363 to first in class and sixth overall at the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans. Currently ready to race in original Thomson livery, 16363 is one of the few competition Daytonas to retain all of its original components, including the gearbox and engine.
<strong>1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spyder – Estimate €880,000 - €1,100,000.</strong> Never titled at any point in its unbroken ownership history, Chassis # 14543 is one of the lowest-mileage, most original and unique Daytona Spyders in existence.
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spyder – Estimate €880,000 - €1,100,000. Never titled at any point in its unbroken ownership history, Chassis # 14543 is one of the lowest-mileage, most original and unique Daytona Spyders in existence.
<strong>1957 Maserati 250S – Estimate €1,500,000 - €1,700,000. </strong>Chassis # 2431 is the first official factory Tipo 250S built, delivered new to the Texas dealership Hall & Shelby of Carroll Shelby and Dick Hall, brother of future Chaparral founder, Jim Hall. Raced successfully in period by Shelby and Jim Hall.
1957 Maserati 250S – Estimate €1,500,000 - €1,700,000. Chassis # 2431 is the first official factory Tipo 250S built, delivered new to the Texas dealership Hall & Shelby of Carroll Shelby and Dick Hall, brother of future Chaparral founder, Jim Hall. Raced successfully in period by Shelby and Jim Hall.
<strong>1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula One Race Car – Estimate €300,000 - €400,000.</strong> Chassis # 121 was driving to victory at the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix by Alain Prost, plus two 3rd place and two 2nd place finishes throughout the season.
1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula One Race Car – Estimate €300,000 - €400,000. Chassis # 121 was driving to victory at the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix by Alain Prost, plus two 3rd place and two 2nd place finishes throughout the season.
<strong>1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – Estimate €380,000 - €450,000.</strong>
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – Estimate €380,000 - €450,000.

[Source: RM Auctions]

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  1. Incredible selection of Ferraris. Outside of the obvious choices – Testa Rossa and P4 – I would take the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Competizione.

  2. For me, it would have to be the blue TdF. I fell in love with that car last year in Monterey, and, since no one else seems to want it…:)

  3. The cars coming up for auction are fantastic and each them are unique but the three that are awesome are the Ferrari 365GTS/4 Spyder, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competionizone, and the Ferrari 250 GT with the Bertone Speciale Coach Work. Simply Beautiful. There was a Jaguar Built that had a similar design by Bertone that was equally as beautiful but this one is fantastic. It seems the RM Auctions have it a homerun again.