Our three Italian picks from Pickle’s Gosford Classic Car auction

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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There’s something for everyone at the Gosford auction, this one’s for the lovers of hot-blooded Italians

The Gosford Classic Car auction hosted by Pickles is just two weeks away, taking place on the 26th of May in Sydney.

With our spotlight on the classic Aussies, classic Americans and the German sportscars out of the way, we end our series previews with our last three cars.

Three red-blooded Italians, and special ones at that.

Once adorning the bedroom posters for generations, these three cars are well-deserving of good and loving homes.

Check em out below!

Lot #14 – 1964 Ferrari 330GT 2+2

A true front-engined Ferrari grand tourer, the 330GT 2+2 replaced the initial 330 America in 1964.

Of 625 Series 1 examples built over an 18-month span, only 50 were factory delivered right-hooks.

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With a revised 4.0L Colombo V12 found in the earlier 400 Superamerica, the 330GT 2+2 spat out 221kW when new. Cogs were swapped in the early cars by an overdrive four-speed, while the Series 2 was updated with a five-speed ‘box.

The Series 1 is distinguished from the later Series 2 mostly by its quad headlights.

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This stunning Argento 330, was one of those 50 factory delivered RHD cars, Australian delivered to a successful farmer in rural Victoria.

Following a full restoration, with original Rosso interior, the car presents itself as an impeccable classic luxury tourer with numerous Concours trophies to show for it.

Lot #27 – 2006 Ferrari Superamerica

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The Superamerica was a bespoke, and exclusive, convertible adaptation of Ferrari’s front-engined flagships, coachbuilt by the famed Pininfarina design haus.

This 2006 Superamerica is based off the 575M Maranello GT, and was only produced for one year (a total production pool of 599), of which six were delivered to Australia.

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With the Maranello’s 5.7lt V12 still under the protruding bonnet, it was marketed as the world’s fastest convertible at the time. Top speed was a wig-snatching 320km/h.

With only 9663kms on the odo, this is one of the rarest modern Ferraris in Australia, and likely the best-kept example.

Sale of this Superamerica includes an Owner’s Manual and service history.

Lot #28 – 1985 Lamborghini Countach LP5000QV

One of the most iconic and recognisable supercars in history, the Lamborghini Countach, was the literal posterchild of the 80s supercar boom.

This car, a 5000QV – is one of the most desirable Countach models.

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Delivered from factory to Australia in 1985, it was sold new by "The Toy Shop" in Northern Sydney.

The 5000 QV gained a bored and stroked 5.L V12, over the original 4.8lt unit that the Countach debuted with.

This striking Rosso Siviglia car represents one of just 100 right-hand-drive examples, and sits currently in un-restored original condition.

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The car comes with original stamped service book and Owner’s Manual, a comprehensive history log including all previous owners and all service and maintenance receipts.

The car is described as "near perfect".

 

The Gosford Auction takes place on May 26th in Sydney, and we’ll be watching with keen eyes as to what all this precious metal crosses the block for.

View all available lots here!

 

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