Sotheby's Ferrari Auction

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by ilo, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. ilo

    ilo Karting

    Jul 27, 2004
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  3. GTE

    GTE F1 Veteran

    Jun 24, 2004
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    Difficult to say. Cars like these are way beyond the traditional carmarket. Price is driven by historic value and costumer wealth. For the F2004, one could take a look at what Corse Clienti is asking. No doubt it will be more than a million dollars.
  4. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

    Oct 12, 2003
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    Absolutely stunning. At least I can afford the catalog. The auction might be worth the trip to see some of these rare bits before they disappear into private collections.

    Highlights of the Sale

    The sale will be highlighted by the F2004 (chassis number 234), in which Schumacher won the Australian, Malaysian, Bahrain, Imola and Spanish races. The car represents a further evolution of the concepts already seen in the F2003-GA and a further step forward in the history of Ferrari single-seaters. When the F2004 appears at auction next May, it will be the first time that Ferrari has offered a Formula 1 car from the past season. Estimate on request.

    At the other end of the spectrum the sale will feature historic racing cars from many important moments in the history of motor sport: ScuderiaFerrari team cars and classic Maserati.

    Maserati MCC12
    Founded by the legendary Maserati brothers in 1914 in Bologna, today Maserati is one of the world's most fascinating automobile companies. From the outset, the House of the Trident created innovative and winning vehicles, causing a stir in the automotive world. Success came first in competition and later in road-going Gran Turismo cars. Maserati's single-seaters dominated legendary races like the Indianapolis 500 and in 1957 Juan Manuel Fangio won the Formula 1 Championship driving a Maserati.

    The sale will include the Maserati MCC12 factory car (chassis number 071), a two-seater long-tail coupe-spider with a long wheel base (2800 mm). It has a typical racing set-up with a removable hard top, powered by a naturally aspirated 12-cylinder 65° V engine that displaces 5998 cc and punches out 465 kW at 7500 rpm. Highly advanced composites and alloys have enhanced its structural rigidity and kept its overall weight to a minimum. This particular model won the 2004 FIA GT championship race at Oschersleben, the first victory for Maserati in 37 years. It is estimated to fetch in excess of €1,200,000.

    Ferrari 412 S - 1958
    Chief among the highlights of the historic cars in the sale, is the Ferrari 412 S, 1958 #0744, which has an illustrious past in North American racing, having been driven by giants such as Phil Hill, Richie Ginther and John von Neumann. It is a unique car with the most powerful front engine offered by Ferrari at that time. This is without doubt one of the greatest cars ever to be offered for sale. Estimate available on request.

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