The Ferrari magnificent seven ‘Ming Collection’ will head to RM Sotheby’s annual Monterey sale with less than 10,000 miles to share between the Italian stallions.
Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s, said of the collection:
“The quality and originality of the Ming Collection is absolutely incredible. Every single car in the group is nearly better than new and the meticulous level of care that has gone into maintaining these cars is outstanding. You’d be hard-pressed to find any of these models in better condition. Ferrari FXX models rarely come up for auction, and it is an especially rare opportunity to find one that has never been raced yet has been so well cared for. Add the lineup of additional low-mileage supercars finished in gorgeous, rarely-seen colours and our Monterey sale is like a toy store for enthusiasts of modern performance.”
The famous ‘Ming’ collection comprises of seven ultra-low mileage high performance and supercars and is spearheaded by a seldom-seen 2006 Ferrari FXX, which is essentially still ‘in its wrapper’.
Dressed in Rosso Scuderia with white stripes and one of only 30 track-only developmental prototypes based on the Enzo, the 2006 Ferrari FXX is the first example to become available for public consumption. Travelling around the track only once Fiorano during the FXX delivery event at the Ferrari factory in Italy, the stunning classic arrives with three FXX Programme travel cases containing factory track support equipment as well as an unused factory race suit and helmet (Est. $2,850,000 – $3,250,000).
Ming Collection – Ferrari F40
Another Ferrari Classiche Certified machine with fully matching numbers is a 1991 Ferrari F40. Boasting only two previous custodians and joining the Ming Collection some 20 years ago, the F40 has covered just 1,705 miles since new (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,800,000).
The five remaining Ferraris are offered without reserve and finished in classic Rosso Corsa;
Ferrari 512 BBi
A 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi, a highlight of the group since 2005. Having been recently serviced and still wearing its original plastic delivery film on the door sills, the 512 BBi comes to auction showing just 2,500 miles and presenting in excellent, as-new condition (Est. $350,000 – $425,000).
Ferrari 308 GTSi
Also on offer is a 4,000-mile 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi, sold new from Hollywood Sports Cars in California to the original owner, before joining The Ming Collection in 2013 (Est. $100,000 – $150,000, without reserve).
Ming Collection – Additional Prancing Horses
Additional prancing horses include a custom-ordered 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 with tan interior, purchased new by the Ming Collection (Est. $200,000 – $250,000, without reserve), a 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider fitted with a host of desirable custom options including Novitec lowering springs, Akrapovic exhaust, and Escort iX Ci radar detector with custom carbon fibre dash pods (Est. $225,000 – $275,000, without reserve), and, rounding out the group is a 1997 Ferrari 355 Spider that joined the collection in 2007 and today shows just 704 miles on the odometer (Est.$125,000 – $150,000, without reserve).
More information on this sale can be found here.
Images courtesy RM Sotheby’s