1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I Leads Arizona Classics

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina

The New Year dust has settled and the 2020 season is now gearing up for a high octane start as an elegant 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, considered the quintessential open-top gentleman’s Ferrari, spearheads RM Sotheby’s annual Arizona sale on 16-17 January.

Featuring 147 motor cars and a selection of memorabilia, headline entries for the auction are led by the Italian classic with an eye-watering estimate of (Est. $6,000,000 – $7,000,000).

Ferrari’s road cars of the 1950s and 60s were some of the most illustrious and desirable automobiles on the planet, all in an effort to support the company’s indomitable reputation on the track. Dripping with sophistication, the built-for-touring 250 GT Cabriolet Series I benefitted from smooth and unobstructed lines defined by its covered headlamps, bumperettes, and graceful taillights artfully crafted into the rear wings.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina – Images: RM Sotheby’s

Considered by many to be one of Pinin Farina’s most elegant designs, ownership of a 250 GT Cabriolet showcased not only an appreciation of engineering and performance but also a refined taste in transportation.

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I

The 250 GT Series I set for RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale, chassis no. 0913 GT, is the 25th of just 40 cabriolets built. Offered from over two decades of single ownership, 0913 comes to auction a proven rally and tour participant, having been shown by its current owner at numerous prestigious events, including the 15th annual Concorso Italiano, and driven on the 27th annual Colorado Grand. A wonderful grand touring Ferrari in all regards, 0913 would be an astute addition to any collection.

Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s:
“Our 2020 Arizona auction offers some of the most desirable models across the board.

“From distinguished grand tourers and classic sports cars in outstanding condition to highly sought-after modern performance and supercars, as well as notable motor cars that boast interesting stories and long-term ownership histories, this sale caters to the tastes of every enthusiast.”

No less than 21 Ferrari models will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction, with highlights including:

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Pininfarina
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Pininfarina

No less than 21 Ferrari models will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction, with highlights including:

  • Originally delivered to early NART (North American Racing Team) sponsor Jan De Vroom, a truly iconic 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina. The 11th of 43 built, it is equipped with its original engine and recently refinished in its original two-tone combination of Azzurro with a Grigio roof and beige leather interior (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,700,000);
  • A Classiche-certified 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina, one of 99 produced, recently refinished in the stunning shade of Grigio Ferro and winner of the Cavallino Platinum Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019 (Est. $1,800,000 – $2,200,000);
  • Offered from the famed race-driving school luminary Skip Barber, a fully restored 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C by Scaglietti, one of 248 short-nose examples and 59 originally optioned with six carburettors, retaining its original chassis and engine, and winner of the Cavallino Platinum Award in 2013 (Est. $1,800,000 – $2,000,000);
  • A trio of low-mileage 70th Anniversary Ferraris—an as-new 2017 Ferrari F12berlinetta 70th Anniversary, the only car finished in livery no. 10 “the Grand Tourer” and showing only 109 miles (Est. $400,000 – $450,000); a 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary in livery no. 1 “The Icon” and reading just 1,200 miles (Est. $375,000 – $475,000); and a highly-optioned 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider 70th Anniversary, the only 488 Spider finished in livery no. 50 “The Magnum P.I.” (Est. $350,000 – $400,000).
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe Pinin-Farina
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe Pinin-Farina

The Arizona sale will also see an exceptional roster of modern performance and supercars, including:

  • Among the most intricate, well-wrought supercars ever produced, a 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, the 42nd of 100 built, finished in stunning Blue TriColore with exposed carbon weave trim throughout and having accrued less than 200 miles (Est. $2,500,000 – $2,700,000);
  • A 192-mile 2019 McLaren Senna, one of 500 examples, finished in a desirable render-matched MSO Gulf livery and boasting optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system, ultra-lightweight wheels, and track telemetry app (Est. $1,100,000 – $1,250,000);
  • Offered from just one California-based owner, a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, one of 300 fixed-roof coupes and 178 built to the original 16.4 production configuration, finished in a classic scheme of silver metallic over bright silver, and showing 720 miles (Est. $950,000 – $1,100,000);
  • Offered without reserve, a 2017 Ford GT, boasting the desirable serial number H040 in homage to its GT40 heritage and believed to be the only 2017 example finished in Riviera Blue (Est. $750,000 – $1,000,000, without reserve).

Full details on this sale can be found via this link.

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