Pebble Beach Auction to Feature Iconic Ferraris

By Paul Joseph

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, has announced the addition of three limited-edition Ferraris to its California sale next month.

A 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider, a 1957 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe and a 1965 500 Superfast will all go under the hammer at the prestigious sale.

Estimated at $16-18 million, the California Spider, chassis 3095 GT, is one of only 37 covered-headlight SWB examples. It features striking drop-top styling by Scaglietti, a spectacular Colombo 3.0-litre V-12 engine and race-bred performance.

Meanwhile the Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe, the fastest road-going sports car available in its day, is estimated to receive $5-6 million features coachwork by Pinin Farina, finished in Grigio Metallizzato (Metallic Grey) with a striking red roof and an interior swathed in red Connolly leather.

Finally the 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast (estimate $3-$3.3m), first unveiled at the 1964 Geneva Auto Salon, was the last in a series of ultra-exclusive Ferrari road cars, built in limited numbers. With coachwork by Pininfarina and an interior dressed in Connolly hides and finished in dark blue with red leather upholstery, the car underwent a two-year restoration in 2013.

The Pebble Beach auctions take place on August 15th and 16th.

By Paul Joseph