1989 Ferrari F40

Ferraris Headline 2013 RM Auctions Villa d’Este

A selection of Ferrari supercars are the latest offerings for the 2013 RM Auctions Villa d’Este sale, scheduled for the 25th of May during the famed Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend on Lake Como, Italy. A total of sixteen Ferraris are among the 40 lots offered during the single-day auction.

Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Auctions, said, “RM has a reputation for selling the world’s best Ferraris, and this sale not only features some of the best cars from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, but we are delighted to have brought together the ultimate collection of Ferrari’s landmark supercars of the last 30 years. It is very rare indeed to have such fantastic, low mileage, well documented, and Ferrari certified examples of these models together in one sale.”

In addition to the ex-works, Le Mans-contending 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta and the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica, RM Auctions has since added a further 14 Ferraris to the upcoming sale, amongst which are an Enzo, F50, F40, 288 GTO and a 599XX.

The Ferrari Enzo was the ultimate development of a Ferrari hypercar, boasting a 650 brake horsepower, 6.0-litre V-12 engine with double overhead camshafts that delivers 200 mph performance. The car offered for sale is chassis 138347, one of 400 examples built and presented in as new condition, with just 1,028 kilometres on the clock. Complete with tools, books, and documentation, it has been recently serviced and is certified by Ferrari Classiche (Estimate: €780,000–€880,000).

During the 1990s, Ferrari launched the F50 as its 50th anniversary model, the ultimate embodiment of what was capable in supercar development at that time. Only 349 of these 520 brake horsepower, V-12 engined cars were produced, and the example offered at the Lake Como auction, chassis 106910, is a superb, low-mileage example that is boasting Ferrari Classiche certification. A two-owner car, it is believed to be the 283rd example built (Estimate: €420,000–€480,000).

For many though, the F40 of the 1980s is the most iconic of all the Ferrari supercars. Designed to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, and the last car to be personally signed off by Enzo Ferrari himself, the F40 brought genuine race car looks, engineering, and performance to the public roads, and with its astonishing performance from a 478 brake horsepower, 2.9-litre V-8 engine, it redefined the standard by which supercars are judged, heralding a new era for high-performance sports cars. The car to be offered at auction, chassis 80715, was delivered new in April 1989 and finished in classic Rosso Corsa and the F40’s distinctive red cloth interior. Two owners from new, it boasts just 40,000 kilometres, and it is offered for sale complete with Ferrari Classiche certification and having been freshly serviced (Estimate: €320,000–€420,000).

Connoisseurs recognize the Ferrari 288 GTO as a landmark car for Ferrari. Carrying the fabled GTO nomenclature, standing for “Gran Turismo Omologato”, the 288 was built to road specification in order to homologate the model for the fearsome and short-lived Group B competition regulations of the 1980s. Chassis 54777 was produced in February 1985, it is Ferrari Classiche certified, and it has only covered 34,960 kilometres from new (Estimate: €800,000–€950,000).

Finishing off the list of Ferrari’s modern era supercars on offer at the 2013 RM Auctions Lake Como sale is a 2010 Ferrari 599XX, featuring a 6.0-litre, V-12 engine that produces 720 brake horsepower, which makes the 599XX one of the most powerful production-based Ferraris ever built. With only 29 examples produced, the model is also one of the rarest, and with its state-of-the-art technology, it was only ever intended to be driven at track events, and therefore, it was not homologated for legal road use. Amongst the long list of accolades won by the 599XX, it holds the lap-record for a production-derived sports car at the Nürburgring. The car on offer, chassis 170895, is the 25th example produced and has been owned by just one caretaker, and it has been maintained and stored at the Ferrari factory in Maranello since new (Estimate: €800,000–€1,100,000).

2013 RM Auctions Villa d’Este – Ferrari Offerings

1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione – Estimate Unavailable
1961 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet Series II – €680.000-780.000
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico – €1.800.000-2.200.000
1962 Ferrari 250 GTE – €140.000-190.000
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso – €675.000-775.000
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB – €750.000-850.000
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC – €295.000-355.000
1966 Ferrari 365 GTC – €490.000-550.000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona – €280.000-320.000
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – €800.000-950.000
1989 Ferrari F40 – €320.000-420.000
1997 Ferrari F50 – €420.000-480.000
2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta – €120.000-150.000
2004 Ferrari Enzo – €780.000-880.000
2010 Ferrari 599XX – €800.000-1.100.000

For additional information, contact RM’s London Office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or visit rmauctions.com.

[Source: RM Auctions]