Historic Ferraris lead RM Sotheby's Petersen Museum auction

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Historic Ferraris lead RM Sotheby's Petersen Museum auction
Historic Ferraris lead RM Sotheby's Petersen Museum auction

The Petersen Automotive Museum is a landmark for car-nuts around the globe, and a beacon for automotive excellence.

On December 8, the museum will play host to one of RM Sotheby’s landmark auctions, offering a diverse blend of both new and old blue-chip collectible cars.

The sale is headlined by two very desirable and very rare Ferraris.

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The first being a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 bearing unique coachwork crafted by Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale.

Vignale has a long history with Ferrari, spanning back to the 50s – though this coachbuilt shooting brake, however, is reportedly the last Ferrari ever built with a Vignale body.

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It’s a unique example with provenance and something that appears to be rather real-world practical in theory. In actuality, you probably wouldn’t want to take this wagon on a Bunnings run any time soon.

The second outstanding Ferrari is the 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti.

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This car was the official Scuderia Ferrari Works car for 1956 and 1957, and comes with tremendous racing history. It podiumed at the Mille Miglia, and the 1000km of Buenos Aires as a Scuderia Ferrari car, and took out 1st overall at the Nassau Trophy and Memorial race with Stirling Moss at the wheel.

It’s one of three surviving examples, out of four ever produced and has been restored in-house by Ferrari’s Classiche department to its 1957 12 Hours of Sebring livery.

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No pre-auction estimates have been released yet, but you can view all available lots at RMSothebys.com or read on for a full list of cars on offer come December 8.

 *Indicates No Reserve Lot

  • 1991 Acura NSX*
  • 2017 Acura NSX*
  • 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato
  • 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII
  • 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato
  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagao Villa d’Este
  • 1956 Austin-Healey 100 M ‘Dealer Le Mans’*
  • 1966 Batmobiloe Recreation
  • 1935 Cadillac V-8 Convertible Coupe
  • 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ‘Split-Window’ Coupe*
  • 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR*
  • 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L by Ghia*
  • 1975 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon*
  • 1962 Ed Roth "Mysterion" Recreation*
  • 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti
  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Shooting Brake by Vignale*
  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
  • 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT by Scaglietti
  • 1989 Ferrari F40
  • 1989 Ferrari Testarossa
  • 1992 Ferrari 512 TR
  • 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider
  • 2003 Ferrari 360 GT
  • 2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello
  • 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
  • 1927 Ford Model T Track-Nose Roadster by Jack Thompson*
  • 2006 Ford GT*
  • 1972 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder*
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2lt Roadster*
  • 1966 Jaguar e-Type Series 1 4.2lt Fixed Head Coupe*
  • 1969 Jaguar XKSS Recreation by Lynx
  • 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT by Touring
  • 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone
  • 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S Series II by Bertone
  • 1979 MG Midget 1500*
  • 2015 McLaren P1
  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
  • 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
  • 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’*
  • 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four-Door Pullman
  • 1940 Mercury Coupe Custom by Rudy Rodriguez
  • 1941 Mercury "Stengel" Custom by Coachcraft
  • 1964 Messerschmitt KR 200 Roadster*
  • 1954 Mochet CM-125 Luxe*
  • 1961 Morgan Plus 4*
  • 1956 Paul Vallee Chantcler*
  • 1957 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter
  • 1975 Porsche 914 2.0*
  • 1976 Porsche 935 Gr. 5 Turbo by Kremer
  • 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo*
  • 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort
  • 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster*
  • 2005 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 2011 Porsche GT2 RS
  • 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder
  • 1950 Rolux VB60 ‘Baby’*
  • 1964 Shelby 289 cobra
  • 1967 Toyota 2000GT
  • 1975 Triumph TR6*
  • 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe ‘Sunroof’ Sedan*

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