13 a lucky number?

It’s not exactly breaking news, a classic Ferrari going up for sale at auction, however 13 all at once in the same place definitely is, of course you’ll need a bank account the size of a small country but if you have the means then 13 really could be your lucky number.

This rather special Ferrari collection is going up for auction with RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale, beginning on August 18.

We take a look at some of these very special prancing horses…

1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

Compared to the later 246 GT, the 206 GT is much rarer and more desirable thanks to lighter aluminum body panels (the 246 was steel-bodied) and a shorter wheelbase. Power comes from a tiny 2.0-liter V-6 engine making between 160 hp and 180 hp, depending on who you ask. Only around 150 of these were made, compared to roughly 2,000 246 Dinos produced in later iterations. It’s not necessarily Ferrari royalty, but for those in the know, this rosso 206 is a seriously special car.

1976 Ferrari 308 ‘Vetroresina’

This is one of 808 ‘Vetroresina’ (fiberglass) 308s produced, and unlike other Ferrari models, is worth considerably more for its non-alloy construction. Mechanically, it’s the same as other 308s from the period, but the composite body sheds over 300 pounds when lined up next to its metallic brothers.

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

The wonderful 360 Challenge Stradale was the progenitor for the current bi-level formula for Ferrari’s V-8 cars. At the base level, you have the capable V-8 model, but a few years on, that car is supplanted by a better, stiffer, lighter, more powerful variant.

There were a few similar concepts that came before the Challenge Stradale, but the CS was the first to perfect it. The 348 Serie Speciale wasn’t hardcore enough to play in this category, and the rare F355 Spider Limited Edition Fiorano was a drop-top, which at the time, was not as track-ready as a coupe. Sure, the 348 and F355 Challenge cars existed, but those were of dubious legality for the road – roll cage, race exhaust, and harnesses made use for your daily commute a bit iffy.

With the 360 CS, Ferrari started with the road in mind, putting all the best bits from the Enzo hypercar, Challenge cars, and GT3 cars into a usable track toy, while still maintaining absolute street legality. Plus, the upgraded exhaust on the CS remains one of the best Ferrari V-8 sounds we’ve ever heard.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

Set to fetch somewhere in the region of £10 million this silver 250 GT SWBwas the predecessor to the GTO, used by Ferrari and privateers in club races on the international stage.

Not all details have been released yet on the cars in this collection, but from the looks of this 250, it looks to be a standard, non-competizione car, wearing a reserved padded leather interior in place of the stripped-out aluminum cockpits of the competizione cars.

Another of these rare cars in the collection include a 1991 Ferrari F40, a must for any collector, named as the best Ferrari ever in various polls over the years.


Others on offer include:

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

1983 Ferrari 512 BBi

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica

2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia

2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

*courtesy automobilemag


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