At the Monterey Conference Center, RM Sotheby’s shocked the automotive world by unveiling the highly anticipated “The Lost & Found Collection.” This assembly of blue-chip Ferraris, found in varying states of disrepair due to Hurricane Charley in 2004, struck a chord with Ferrari enthusiasts and collectors alike. The auction commanded an outstanding total of over $16.5 million, reflecting the undiminished appeal of these rare and treasured Ferraris.
The event was an electrifying celebration of both the historical and aesthetic value of these iconic cars. From the battle-scarred 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I, which fetched an impressive $1,875,000, to the eye-catching 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy that went for $3,305,000, bidders were entranced by the blend of rarity and mystique that surrounded these automobiles.
The Top 10 Lots of the Lost & Found Collection
- 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti – $3,305,000
- 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series I by Pinin Farina – $2,810,000
- 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina – $1,875,000
- 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina – $1,655,000
- 1978 Ferrari 512 BB Competizione – $1,490,000
- 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina – $1,116,000
- 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina – $1,017,000
- 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso – $907,000
- 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti – $500,000
- 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti – $456,000
Even the worn 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series I, its beauty barely concealed by years of weathering, found a new home for a considerable $2,810,000. The success of this auction is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Ferrari brand and the deep-seated desire among collectors to preserve these mechanical masterpieces. In a night filled with excitement and nostalgia, “The Lost & Found Collection” emerged as a symbol of automotive heritage and a thrilling chapter in the legacy of Ferrari. View all current RM Sotheby’s inventory for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
Sources: RM Sotheby’s