Four Ferraris You Won't Find Anywhere Else

Jul 28, 2023 4 min read
Four Ferraris You Won't Find Anywhere Else

Life is full of tough choices, but we are about to raise you a pretty big one. How the heck are you supposed to pick just one of these stunning classic Ferraris? Granted, there’s a loophole here. Technically, you could buy them all. They are all going up for sale at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions in August. You can register to bid here for one or all, depending on your level of devotion.

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Estimate: $9,000,000 - $11,000,000)

Alright, let’s start off strong with a very difficult car to turn away. This has to be one of the most beautifully patinated, unrestored examples of a 250 ever. SWBs, or short-wheel-base Ferraris, are kind of the best cut of the steak you can find. They are known for their updated suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, gorgeous coachwork by Scaglietti and Pininfarina, and GT racing prowess.

Between 1960 and 1963, aka the golden age of Ferrari, only 165 SWB Berlinettas were built, so they were hard to get their hands on– it passed from renowned owner to the next, most of whom were discerning Italian collectors. This car is still finished in its factory delivered color scheme, and is entirely unrestored – something nearly impossible to find in the world of collector 250 GT Ferraris!. It’s had only four owners from new, and has never been offered for public sale. It’s basically a thoroughbred blast from the past, primed and prepped for collecting glory.

1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe (Estimate: $2,000,000 - $2,500,000)

This really is the guide to how to buy beautiful Ferraris, isn’t it? This one is no exception. The 212 was the final evolution of the Tipo 166 and the direct replacement for the updated 195 S. It has a 2.6-liter variation of Ferrari’s V-12, as well as a body sculpted by Carrozzeria Vignale. That’s why it looks so good, to put it plainly. With ornamental tailfins, a swept-back roofline, and forward-thrusting front fenders, it has a je nes sais quoi unlike any other Ferrari. It was restored in Italy by one of the best marque specialists in the world, with a highly documented record. This car is a true jewel with one of the best coachwork examples we’ve ever seen. Making a choice is getting tougher, isn’t it?

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico (Estimate: $3,500,000 – $4,500,000)

Ever heard of a Ferrari Superamerica? No? We thought that might be the case– they’re pretty hard to get your hands on. The Superamerica was first unveiled in 1960, as a sort of top-of-the-line gran turismo (GT), except with a large Colombo V-12 engine. This car is another super-rare example– one of only seven of the Series I Coupé with the desirable covered-headlight treatment, a Pininfarina signature. The car passed through the hands of a couple of Frenchmen, landing in the hands of the then-director of Cartier International, who restored it in Italy. Basically, if you know your stuff, you know how special and unusual this car is.

1991 Ferrari F40 (Estimate: $3,000,000 - $3,750,000)

Oh yeah, let’s talk about going fast. Something for everyone here, you see! The F40 is a complete beast. It’s meant for the track, though it’s thinly veiled as a road car. It’s also famously the last project Mr. Enzo Ferrari himself oversaw before he passed. The car is simple and aerodynamic, with the real goal of brute power. The Scaglietti body is constructed entirely of Kevlar, carbon fiber, and Nomex, which is a first for any car. There was no radio, glovebox, or armrests. This car was meant for speed more than anything else. It did deliver in that department, with a reported 0-60 sprint in 3.8 seconds. This particular model was #105 of 213 examples built for the US market . Beautifully serviced and sparingly driven, the car has fewer than 1,800 miles on the odometer. Wow. Super supercar status. Ok reader, wipe that drool off your face. These Ferraris are real, and they’re actually truly for sale. If you’re ready to throw your hat in the ring, you can flip through the Gooding & Company online catalogue ahead of the Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18th and 19th with even more beautiful examples here, or register to bid if we’ve already convinced you.

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