Highly Sought-After Ferraris to Headline RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction

By Paul Joseph

RM Sotheby’s has released the catalogue for its annual Arizona sale, which this year is set to feature a grand total of 147 motor cars and a selection of memorabilia.

Headline entries for the auction are led by an elegant 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, considered the quintessential open-top Ferrari.

Ferrari’s road cars of the 1950s and 60s were some of the fastest and most desirable automobiles on the planet. Among them, the built-for-touring 250 GT Cabriolet Series I was considered by many to be one of Pinin Farina’s most elegant designs, thanks to its smooth and unobstructed lines.

The 250 GT Series I set for RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale is the 25th of just 40 cabriolets built. Offered from over two decades of single ownership, it is estimated to fetch between $6 and $ 7 million.

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

“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.”

The GT Cabriolet will be joined at the sale by a 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina, the 11th of 43 built, and equipped with its original engine and expected to sell for between $1,5 and $1.7 million.

The auction is also highlighted by a private collection featuring an eclectic lineup of 18 motor cars. Leading the group is the original supercar, a Rosso Corsa 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Est. $1,400,000 - $1,600,000) by Bertone, one of 150 Miura SVs produced.

The Miura is joined by a 1967 Maserati Mistral Spyder, one of 125 built, (Est. $450,000 - $550,000); and an extremely rare 1990 Vector W8 Twin Turbo (Est. $300,000 - $450,000).

The Arizona sale will take place on 16-17 January.

By Paul Joseph