Meet the Star Ferraris of Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auctions

Feb 20, 2024 5 min read
Meet the Star Ferraris of Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auctions

Ferraris are everybody’s favorite, for good reason. They are purpose built, beautifully designed, and sound like no other car. There are so many iconic periods in Ferrari’s history, so we pulled together a list of some really special ones about to cross the auction block– a feast for the eyes.

In a few short weeks, Gooding & Company will offer these four star Ferraris at their Amelia Island Auctions from February 29th to March 1st. Of course, you can also register to bid on them here, or comb through the rest of the auction catalogue if you can’t get enough.

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider(Estimate: $4,000,000 – $5,000,000)

When you think Ferrari, this might be the platonically perfect ideal that comes up in your mind. It might just be one of the most classically handsome cars we’ve ever seen. In case you’re not off the deep end in Ferrari nerdiness, we’ll share a bit about what makes the Mondial so special. It’s Ferrari’s first 4-cylinder production sports car, with a Lampredi-designed two-liter, twin cam engine, dubbed the tipo 110

For the 1954 racing season, Ferrari built just 22 examples of the Series I, mostly fitted with Pinin Farina-styled bodies. Yep, that’s why it looks so good. This particular model was immediately raced by its first two owners, the second winning the International Whitsunday Sports Car Race at Zanvoort in the Netherlands in 1955. From there, it made its way to LA, where it was thoroughly restored, before going on to participate in the Mille Miglia Retrospective in 1990 and 1994. Now here’s the crazy fact: the 0434 is one of the only known 500 Mondial examples to have survived with its original chassis, Pinin Farina coachwork, engine, and transaxle intact. That’s gotta be music to your ears, too. 

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider(Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,000,000)

Daytonas are just perfect, aren’t they? A wonderfully modern, always effortless shape, the sporting Daytona is a treat for any driver, and looks unreal on the road. Many people love GTB/4 Daytonas, but most don’t know how special the Spider is, with only 121 examples ever built. If you want to get hyper specific, the one you’re looking at is the 44th of the bunch. It is a US-specified example, and is possibly the only one finished in this stunning Verde Bahram over tan livery, which it wears pretty well, if we do say so ourselves. When paired with its original  beige leather interiors, the car becomes even more intriguing, perhaps identifying itself as a 1 of 1. 

The car was originally delivered to the North American Racing Team (NART) driver John “Buck” Fulp Jr. and has had just four owners from new, with a mere 7,811 miles at the time of cataloguing. Gooding & Company themselves called it “fast, bold, and powerful.” That’s all you could ever need, isn’t it?

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO(Estimate: $800,000 – $1,000,000)

The GTO– an icon for a reason. This designation only gets handed to some of the most prestigious GT cars in history– this one was developed directly from the track-only model 599XX for road use. The sleek lines you see come from renowned designer Ken Okuyama at Pininfarina, and are uniquely finished in Argento Nürburgring over a Rosso interior. 

It’s one of just 125 built for the US market, with under 6,000 miles at the time of cataloging. Of course, this model has all the bells and whistles, including its original owner manuals,  Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification, and a well documented service history, with a major service occurring last year. But here’s what you really want to know: it has a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V-12 engine, producing a staggering 661 hp at 8,250rpm and a 0-60 mph in the time of 3.1 seconds. Sounds to us like a lot of fun waiting to be had– who wants to go halfsies on it? 

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS(Estimate: $650,000 – $800,000)

If you watched the recent Ferrari movie with Adam Driver, you know that the best Ferraris were born out of racing innovation– the Dino is no different. At the time, Formula 2 rules required that an engine have no more than 6-cylinders based on a production unit installed in at least 500 road cars. This particular one might just be the finest unrestored Dino you could possibly find. 

With only 3,159 miles at the time of cataloging, a V-6 engine, twin-choke carburetors, and a 5-speed manual transaxle, this car is the find of the century. The car was put in storage in 1979, going untouched until 2011, when it was discovered and subsequently underwent mechanical maintenance and received Ferrari Classiche certification. The car is believed by the consignor to retain its original paint, chrome, and interior adorned with truly stunning patina.  

This quartet of Ferraris (and many more where that came from) are going on sale soon at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auctions. In the meantime, you can learn more through the Gooding & Company online catalogue or register to bid if you’re ready to sign for these beautiful cars already.

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