Browsing Tags's Archives »»

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

no comment Posted by

Filed under: , , , , ,

Ferrari 250 GTO #3851

It’s not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep escalating.

Throughout most of the 1980s they were trading hands for six figures. In 1989 one sold for $10 million. A few months later, $13 million. Prices fluctuated in the 90s, but by 2012, one sold for a whopping $35 million, eclipsed the following year at $52 million. Nobody knows what the next one will sell for, but we’re about to find out.

That’s because Bonhams has got one consigned for its upcoming auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey weekend next month. And it’s offering it without reserve, meaning that it could sell for the opening bid (however unlikely), it could break the previous record or it could land anywhere in between or beyond.

The example in question is chassis No. 3851 GT, the 19th example, completed on September 11, 1962. The Ferrari was delivered new to French racer Jo Schlesser (who would be killed in an experimental Honda F1 car six years later at the French Grand Prix). It subsequently crashed at the Montlhéry Autodrome, was fully repaired at the factory and returned to competition the following year, trading hands once more before a young Fabrizio Violati saved it from the crusher in 1965. He owned it and kept it as part of his celebrated Maranello Rosso Collection right up until his passing in 2010, and four years later, his family is putting it up for auction – making this the longest single-owner GTO in existence, which ought only to contribute to its value.

Continue reading Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Published under Ferrarisend this post
July 4th, 2014

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

no comment Posted by

Filed under: , , , , ,

Ferrari 250 GTO #3851

It’s not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep escalating.

Throughout most of the 1980s they were trading hands for six figures. In 1989 one sold for $10 million. A few months later, $13 million. Prices fluctuated in the 90s, but by 2012, one sold for a whopping $35 million, eclipsed the following year at $52 million. Nobody knows what the next one will sell for, but we’re about to find out.

That’s because Bonhams has got one consigned for its upcoming auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey weekend next month. And it’s offering it without reserve, meaning that it could sell for the opening bid (however unlikely), it could break the previous record or it could land anywhere in between or beyond.

The example in question is chassis No. 3851 GT, the 19th example, completed on September 11, 1962. The Ferrari was delivered new to French racer Jo Schlesser (who would be killed in an experimental Honda F1 car six years later at the French Grand Prix). It subsequently crashed at the Montlhéry Autodrome, was fully repaired at the factory and returned to competition the following year, trading hands once more before a young Fabrizio Violati saved it from the crusher in 1965. He owned it and kept it as part of his celebrated Maranello Rosso Collection right up until his passing in 2010, and four years later, his family is putting it up for auction – making this the longest single-owner GTO in existence, which ought only to contribute to its value.

Continue reading Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Published under Ferrarisend this post
July 4th, 2014

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

no comment Posted by

Filed under: , , , , ,

Ferrari 250 GTO #3851

It’s not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep escalating.

Throughout most of the 1980s they were trading hands for six figures. In 1989 one sold for $10 million. A few months later, $13 million. Prices fluctuated in the 90s, but by 2012, one sold for a whopping $35 million, eclipsed the following year at $52 million. Nobody knows what the next one will sell for, but we’re about to find out.

That’s because Bonhams has got one consigned for its upcoming auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey weekend next month. And it’s offering it without reserve, meaning that it could sell for the opening bid (however unlikely), it could break the previous record or it could land anywhere in between or beyond.

The example in question is chassis No. 3851 GT, the 19th example, completed on September 11, 1962. The Ferrari was delivered new to French racer Jo Schlesser (who would be killed in an experimental Honda F1 car six years later at the French Grand Prix). It subsequently crashed at the Montlhéry Autodrome, was fully repaired at the factory and returned to competition the following year, trading hands once more before a young Fabrizio Violati saved it from the crusher in 1965. He owned it and kept it as part of his celebrated Maranello Rosso Collection right up until his passing in 2010, and four years later, his family is putting it up for auction – making this the longest single-owner GTO in existence, which ought only to contribute to its value.

Continue reading Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Published under Ferrarisend this post
July 4th, 2014

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

no comment Posted by

Filed under: , , , , ,

Ferrari 250 GTO #3851

It’s not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep escalating.

Throughout most of the 1980s they were trading hands for six figures. In 1989 one sold for $10 million. A few months later, $13 million. Prices fluctuated in the 90s, but by 2012, one sold for a whopping $35 million, eclipsed the following year at $52 million. Nobody knows what the next one will sell for, but we’re about to find out.

That’s because Bonhams has got one consigned for its upcoming auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey weekend next month. And it’s offering it without reserve, meaning that it could sell for the opening bid (however unlikely), it could break the previous record or it could land anywhere in between or beyond.

The example in question is chassis No. 3851 GT, the 19th example, completed on September 11, 1962. The Ferrari was delivered new to French racer Jo Schlesser (who would be killed in an experimental Honda F1 car six years later at the French Grand Prix). It subsequently crashed at the Montlhéry Autodrome, was fully repaired at the factory and returned to competition the following year, trading hands once more before a young Fabrizio Violati saved it from the crusher in 1965. He owned it and kept it as part of his celebrated Maranello Rosso Collection right up until his passing in 2010, and four years later, his family is putting it up for auction – making this the longest single-owner GTO in existence, which ought only to contribute to its value.

Continue reading Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Published under Ferrarisend this post
July 4th, 2014

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

no comment Posted by

Filed under: , , , , ,

Ferrari 250 GTO #3851

It’s not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep escalating.

Throughout most of the 1980s they were trading hands for six figures. In 1989 one sold for $10 million. A few months later, $13 million. Prices fluctuated in the 90s, but by 2012, one sold for a whopping $35 million, eclipsed the following year at $52 million. Nobody knows what the next one will sell for, but we’re about to find out.

That’s because Bonhams has got one consigned for its upcoming auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey weekend next month. And it’s offering it without reserve, meaning that it could sell for the opening bid (however unlikely), it could break the previous record or it could land anywhere in between or beyond.

The example in question is chassis No. 3851 GT, the 19th example, completed on September 11, 1962. The Ferrari was delivered new to French racer Jo Schlesser (who would be killed in an experimental Honda F1 car six years later at the French Grand Prix). It subsequently crashed at the Montlhéry Autodrome, was fully repaired at the factory and returned to competition the following year, trading hands once more before a young Fabrizio Violati saved it from the crusher in 1965. He owned it and kept it as part of his celebrated Maranello Rosso Collection right up until his passing in 2010, and four years later, his family is putting it up for auction – making this the longest single-owner GTO in existence, which ought only to contribute to its value.

Continue reading Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Published under Ferrarisend this post
July 4th, 2014

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

no comment Posted by

Filed under: , , , , ,

Ferrari 250 GTO #3851

It’s not every day that a Ferrari 250 GTO changes hands. It is, after all, one of the most highly coveted cars ever made, and there were only 39 of them built in the first place. So when one goes up for sale, it tends to fetch millions. Tens of millions, actually, and the prices keep escalating.

Throughout most of the 1980s they were trading hands for six figures. In 1989 one sold for $10 million. A few months later, $13 million. Prices fluctuated in the 90s, but by 2012, one sold for a whopping $35 million, eclipsed the following year at $52 million. Nobody knows what the next one will sell for, but we’re about to find out.

That’s because Bonhams has got one consigned for its upcoming auction at the Quail Lodge during Monterey weekend next month. And it’s offering it without reserve, meaning that it could sell for the opening bid (however unlikely), it could break the previous record or it could land anywhere in between or beyond.

The example in question is chassis No. 3851 GT, the 19th example, completed on September 11, 1962. The Ferrari was delivered new to French racer Jo Schlesser (who would be killed in an experimental Honda F1 car six years later at the French Grand Prix). It subsequently crashed at the Montlhéry Autodrome, was fully repaired at the factory and returned to competition the following year, trading hands once more before a young Fabrizio Violati saved it from the crusher in 1965. He owned it and kept it as part of his celebrated Maranello Rosso Collection right up until his passing in 2010, and four years later, his family is putting it up for auction – making this the longest single-owner GTO in existence, which ought only to contribute to its value.

Continue reading Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve

Ferrari 250 GTO heading to The Quail with no reserve originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Published under Ferrarisend this post
July 4th, 2014
Next Page »
`