A selection of Ferrari sports cars will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2015, scheduled for Friday, March 13 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida. Among the Ferraris heading to Amelia Island include a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 recently discovered and debuting for the first time at a public sale, a white over red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, a low-mileage, limited ownership 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC and a ‘Chairs and Flares’ model 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS.
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $3,400,000 – $3,800,000), chassis number 09489, is finished in Bleu Chiaro with black leather interior and equipped with cast alloy wheels, front bumper guard and a radio console. It was sold new in Rome, Italy in February 1967 where it was registered on Italian roads until the early 1970s. Circa 1972, the 275 GTB/4 was sold to an American enthusiast, John Doonan – a retired pilot who bought and sold exotic sports cars throughout the early 1970s, including several Ferraris that he imported from overseas.
In March 1972, a young Massachusetts-based enthusiast struck a deal with John Doonan and purchased 09489 for $5,500. The car was enjoyed, attending local car shows and cruising around during summer weekends. As the value of the Ferrari continued to increase each year, the owner decided to retire 09489 from the road in 1982. For the next 33 years the Ferrari was kept inside his den, away from the elements and at home for him and his family to enjoy. It has not been started, driven or registered since.
David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company, commented, “After 43 years in the care of one owner, Gooding & Company is proud to present this wonderful 275 GTB/4 at auction on behalf of the family that has so lovingly treasured and cared for it. A Ferrari of this kind is what every collector dreams of finding and will never tire of its extraordinary quality and transcendent style.”
The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet offered for sale at Gooding’s 2015 Amelia Island auction, the 124th Series II Cabriolet built, received a Ferrari Factory Certification of Authenticity in 2012. It’s presented in white over red interior with a factory hard top and built-in sunroof, a rare option for this series. Delivered new to its first owner, the wife of a banker in Zurich, Switzerland, this Series II Cabriolet was driven and enjoyed until 1976. It was then was sold to its second owner where it remained on Swiss roads until 1991 before making its way to Holland and eventually to the United States (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000).
It has since been showcased at many events including the 2010 and 2011 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, the 47th and 49th Annual Ferrari Club of America National Field and Driving Concours and presented at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in 2012. The Series II had a complete and total restoration in 2012, resulting in Platinum awards at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in 2013 and 2014. In 2013 it was also shown at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where it won the Amelia Award and 2nd in Class as well as the Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, where it was awarded Excellence in Class.
The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, one of 598 produced, is finished in Grigio Fumo over light parchment interior. It was purchased new by the son of a notable New York nightclub owner and retained by the second owner for over 30 years, having been driven once and totaling only 12,000 miles from new. The presentation of this well documented, unrestored, original condition 330 GTC is complete with authentic books, tools and the original 1967 bill of sale (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,100,000).
Gooding and Company will also offer a Tipo E-series 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, one of the last 20 examples built. This Dino is a factory-built “Chairs and Flares” model, purposefully titled because of their Daytona seats, flared wheel arches, and 7.5″ Campagnolo cast alloy wheels. Fewer than 300 Dinos were equipped with both chairs and flares, with the majority being US-spec GTS models. This 246 GTS shows approximately 23,600 miles on the odometer (Estimate: $500,000 – $600,000).
Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015 Auction Information
Date: Friday, March 13 at 11:00am
Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Racquet Park, 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Public preview: March 12-13
Auction catalogues: $75, admits two to all events
General admission: $30, admits one to all events
For additional information, visit Goodingco.com.
[Source: Gooding & Company]