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Buckle Up – Gooding & Company Unveils a Ferrari 275 GTB Prototype Alongside Some of the Greatest 1960s Offerings from the Marque

The 275 GTB Prototype that raced in the legendary 1966 Monte Carlo Rally and a late-production Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta lead this all-star group of prancing horse royalty


Santa Monica, Calif. (December 18, 2018) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable Ferraris ever offered, has revealed an exceptional lineup of 1960s Ferraris for its annual Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2019. Each of these cars offer everything the discerning Ferrari collector desires – rarity, beautiful design and exceptional provenance.

“It’s always exciting for me as an enthusiast to present not just great examples of significant motor cars, but also pieces of history that represent a significant chapter in that marque’s story,” notes David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “We feel honored to be selected to present such great cars as the rare and prominent 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, the prototype for the famed 275 GTB model line, and some of the finest examples of Ferrari’s great road cars in the 250 GT Lusso and 330 GTC.”

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB Prototype (Estimate: $6,000,000 – $8,000,000)

The car presented here, chassis 06003, is the foundation for the entire 275 GTB program – it was the very first example built and served as Ferrari’s prototype and development car. This prototype would be used to test numerous features and upgrades that would eventually be introduced into production cars. Most notably, the Scaglietti coachwork was updated to the long-nose style, which became standardized after approximately 250 cars were built.

Ferrari’s racing manager, Eugenio Dragoni, and managing director, Ugo Gobbato, had a desire to test the 275 GTB in a rally and gather technical information on the model’s innovative new features, namely its transaxle and independent rear suspension. Before it could go racing, 06003 was equipped with special rally equipment including auxiliary rally lights, reinforced glass, a 75% locking differential, a modified hood, a third windshield wiper and second rearview mirror for the navigator. In January 1966, 06003 was entered into the 35th annual Monte Carlo Rally painted in the bright Giallo Prototipo (Prototype Yellow) with Giorgio Pianta driving and Roberto Lippi navigating. Pianta would go on to describe this experience as “the most beautiful memory of my life,” in the 1991 issue of Ferrari World magazine. Tucked away in a private collection for the last 25 years, 06003 is presented today much as it was in that famed rally. Without question, this one-of-a-kind 275 GTB is one of the most fascinating, charismatic, and distinctive Ferraris of all time.

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Estimate: $6,000,000 – $8,000,000)

This beautiful SWB Berlinetta, chassis 4037 GT, with a history of notable owners and Ferrari Classiche certification, is a great representation of a very late-production, steel-bodied “Lusso” model. This car offers exceptional provenance, having been owned by Ferrari collectors such as Eric Stewart, a recording artist who worked with Sir Paul McCartney, as well as Dr. Carlo Bonomi, an Italian industrialist, sportsman and World Powerboat Champion with close ties to Ferrari. As the fourth-to-last example made, this SWB offers the refinements made over the course of the model’s production, including a bigger windshield, more luxurious seats, and a leather dash. The Ferrari’s iconic coachwork is finished in Rosso (Red) over a Pelle Nera (Black Leather) interior. Its documented history and late-production features, combined with its classic color scheme, make this SWB Berlinetta particularly inviting.

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (Estimate: $1,600,000 – $1,800,000)

The Lusso offered here, chassis 5141 GT, is among the all-time great sports car designs and the 133rd of only 350 Lussos ever built. With exceptional coachwork by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso has always been a must-have among astute Ferrari collectors. This Lusso, chassis 5141 GT boasts a fascinating provenance and has been beautifully restored in a dark blue over tan leather interior and has made appearances at multiple concours, culminating in a Gold Award at the 2007 Ferrari Club of America National Meeting in Watkins Glen, New York. In the consignor’s care, 5141 GT has been shown occasionally as part of an extensive collection maintained in a climate-controlled private museum. A favorite among those who have owned it, this impressive Lusso now stands ready to have a new caretaker write its next chapter.

1966 Ferrari 330 GTC (Estimate: $650,000 – $800,000)

A truly outstanding example of the celebrated 330 GTC, a model that many enthusiasts regard as Ferrari’s most well-rounded gran turismo, this 330 offers timeless coachwork by Pininfarina and exceptional driving characteristics. In 2008, this 330 GTC was treated to a show-quality restoration performed by respected California specialists that include The Patrick Ottis Company, Brian Hoyt of Perfect Reflections, and Ken Nemanic of Vintage Automotive Upholstery. In September 2009, the freshly restored 330 GTC was entered in the FCA Vintage Concours at the Danville Concours d’Elegance, where it earned a Platinum Award, a testament to the quality and accuracy of the work completed. Eligible for many of the great driving events and leading concours, this 330 GTC offers its new owner a wealth of opportunity.

Important Notice Regarding the Buyer’s Premium

Please note that Gooding & Company has reviewed the Buyer’s Premiums applicable to its auctions. Beginning January 1, 2019, all Gooding & Company auctions will have the following Buyer’s Premiums: (a) For a final bid price of $250,000 and below, the Buyer’s Premium is 12% of the final bid price; and (b) for a final bid price of above $250,000, the Buyer’s Premium is 12% on the first $250,000 of the final bid price and 10% on the remainder of the final bid price. If you have any questions regarding the Buyer’s Premium, please contact Gooding & Company at (310) 899-1960.

The Scottsdale Auctions

Dates: Friday, January 18 at 11:00am and Saturday, January 19 at 11:00am
Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 | Corner of N. Scottsdale Road and E. Highland Ave.
Public preview: Wednesday, January 16 – Saturday, January 19
Auction catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
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