Argento Nurburgring over Nero Interior. Options include: Alluminium Colored Brake Calipers, Daytona Style Front Seats, Daytona Style Rear Seats, Full Power Seats, Ipod Connection, Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel with LEDs, Scuderia Shields, Magneride Dual Mode Suspension, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, 20″ Diamond Finish Sport Wheels, Yellow Rev Counter, All Stitchings in Grigio Chiaro, Daytona Inserts in Grigio Scuro Alcantera, Fuel Door in Carbon Fiber, Outer Door Handles in Carbon Fiber and Front Fender Vents in Carbon Fiber. For more information contact Steve Harris Imports 801-521-0340.
Ferrari is the world’s most powerful brand. And not simply in the opinion of millions of Prancing Horse enthusiasts all over the world or, indeed, the clients that continue to buy the cars built at Maranello year after year, but according to the annual list compiled by leading brand valuation experts, Brand Finance.
Ferrari took the number one spot of the top five most powerful brands in 2013 ahead of the likes of Google, Coca-Cola, PwC and Hermes on a list that includes the 500 most famous companies in the world. Because of its size, the Maranello company cannot compete with the large multinational brands in terms of overall revenues. However, its brand rating takes into account other financial metrics, such as net margins, average revenue per customer, and advertising and marketing spend, as well as qualitative parameters, such as brand affection and loyalty.
“It is always a pleasure to top any list and still more so when the competition includes some of the world’s most famous companies. This achievement proves that even in very tough economic times, Italy can still offer the world businesses of excellence,” commented Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. “Behind this acknowledgement are exceptional products made by equally exceptional men and women. They made it possible and for that I thank them.”
Source: Ferrari Press Release
Giallo Modena over Nero Interior. Options include: Yellow Brake Calipers, Cruise Control, Ipod Conection, Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel with LEDs, Full Optional Mirrors, Full Power Seats, Yellow Rev Counter, Hi Power Hi-Fi System and Special Stitching in Yellow. This is a one owner car that was sold by us when new. It is complete with all original books, spare key, car cover, full service history and factory warranty until 3/23/2014. Inquire today regarding finance and lease options through Ferrari Financial Services.
RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, has chosen the world-famous Retromobile exhibition in Paris to announce the consignment of one of the most important racing Ferraris of all time. The 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta ‘Competizione’, chassis 0320AM, will be offered for sale at RM’s exclusive auction during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend in Cernobbio, Italy, on the 25th May, and it is available for enthusiasts to preview at this week’s Retromobile show, kicking off today and continuing through until 10th February.
All racing Ferraris are special, but only very few boast of the kind of blue-chip provenance that chassis 0320AM achieved during its racing career. One of three works cars produced in 1953, 0320AM was driven in period by no less than three World Champion drivers: Alberto Ascari, Dr. Farina, and Mike Hawthorn. It was famously driven by Hawthorn and Nino Farina in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours, but it was disqualified from a strong 2nd place for the rather minor misdemeanour of taking on brake fluid during the race. The car is presented for sale today in the same livery it sported during that historic race.
Aside from Le Mans, 0320AM was also driven in the Spa 24 Hours, in the hands of legends Alberto Ascari and Villoresi; the Pescara 12 Hours, where Hawthorn and Maglioli piloted it to overall victory; and at the Circuit of Guadeloupe, where Maglioli once again secured a victory. It also enjoyed an astonishing performance in the Carrera Panamericana, where, on the last stage, Maglioli famously averaged 138 mph for 223 miles, finishing 6th overall and establishing a public road stage record speed never broken anywhere in the world since!
After a period of long-term ownership in the U.S.A. within a well-known collection, the car passed into the ownership of British industrialist and world-famous collector Sir Anthony Bamford, before being purchased by its current owner in 2004. Presented in exceptional restored condition, 0320AM is ready to be shown or driven at all of the world’s leading collector car events.
Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Auctions Europe, says, “Chassis number 0320AM presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for serious collectors to acquire one of the world’s most significant racing Ferraris. Genuine works Ferraris with a competition history such as this are very rare to the market, and we are truly delighted to be able to offer it at our most prestigious European sale.”
Enthusiasts interested in inspecting 0320AM at this week’s Retromobile show in Paris will find the RM exhibit in Hall 3, Stand D30, at the Porte de Versailles. In addition to previewing the forthcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este sale, RM car specialists will be on hand at Retromobile to offer collectors a resource for auction and restoration services. The estimate for 0320AM is available upon request to interested bidders.
For further information on RM’s sale at the celebrated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este or to discuss limited consignment opportunities, please contact RM’s London Office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or visit rmauctions.com.
About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning, and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top ten all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades, earning Best of Show honours at the world’s top concours events, including four Best of Shows at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. For further information, please visit rmauctions.com, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions.
**Photo caption: 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta ‘Competizione’, chassis 0320AM (credit: Tim Scott Fluid Images © 2013 courtesy RM Auctions)
Source: RM Auctions Press Release
Working at the final production preparations for their latest Alfa Romeo Concept, Ugur Sahin Design hereby releases the first official images of their renewed USD GT-S Passionata concept based on the Ferrari F12.
The name Passionata refers to the dedicated passion that was used by Ugur Sahin to take his Ferrari Dino concept of some years ago to a feasible concept study in order to create the ultimate design balance for a timeless piece of Automotive Haute Couture.
Based on the Ferrari F12 chassis and mechanicals, the USD GT-S Passionata is a grand sports tourer which design language brings back the days of Ferrari’s iconic GT and race cars from the sixties.
The USD GT-s Passionata concept has been developed for the select customer that desires a perfect blend of neo-classical body design language and modern technologies and road performance. We present the USD GT-S Passionata as a feasible design concept, which indicates that when there will be a demand for customer conversions, production will be arranged.
We are proud to introduce one of the latest models for the 2013 collection, the Modulare C30-DC deep concave 3-piece forged wheel. Shown here on a Ferrari California in sizes 21×9 front and 22×12 rear, with a matte black face and matte brushed titanium lip, the Modulare C30-DC is now available for ordering in sizes 19-22” for 5-lug vehicle applications.
Source: Modulare Wheels Press Release
RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California, on the weekend, realizing a spectacular $95.7 million in total sales*, with a strong 89 percent of all lots sold.
The impressive results represent the highest individual auction tally in RM’s history and, significantly, an almost 20 percent increase on last year’s record $80 million Monterey sale, albeit generated by a smaller offering; this year’s sale featured an elite, handpicked selection of 120 of the world’s finest automobiles compared to 144 motor cars offered at the 2011 sale. Illustrating RM’s expertise in the presentation and marketing of blue-chip automobiles at auction, as many as 20 vehicles realized million-dollar-plus results, with five lots achieving individual prices exceeding $5 million, and numerous new auction records set. Exclusive video highlights from the weekend are available online here: http://bit.ly/Nl5YCH.
“We are absolutely delighted with the results from our Monterey sale, which not only reflect our best performance to date but demonstrate the continued strength of the collector car market and high global demand for investment-quality automobiles,” says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions. “The sale truly captured the attention of the world’s elite collectors, and the results once again prove that RM continues to set the standard for collector car auctions with its high-caliber consignments, impeccable presentation, unparalleled client service, and accurate estimates provided by our expert team of car specialists. We look forward to continuing the momentum with our upcoming fall auctions in Hershey, Dallas, and London.”
The event’s top seller was a 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car, P/1074, achieving a new world record for an American automobile sold at auction with a remarkable sales price of $11,000,000 (pictured above). The first, by serial number, of several lightweight GT40s built for the J.W.A./Gulf team, this exceptional racing car was completed in 1968 and carries an incredible history from new. Finished in the Gulf team colors of Powder Blue with a Marigold stripe, it raced extensively throughout 1968 from Daytona to Le Mans, as well as the Le Mans trials at the hands of Jacky Ickx, before it was sold to Solar Productions in 1970 and used as a camera car in Steve McQueen’s Le Mans. Providing one of many thrilling auction moments across the two-day sale, the GT40 spurred a lively bidding war in the room; its world record price earning a standing ovation from the crowd.
Additional lots surpassing the $5 million mark included a magnificent trio of Ferraris, including a hugely desirable 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, chassis 3319 GT (pictured), for $8,580,000; an exceptional 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta, chassis 0594 CM, which set a new world record for a closed Ferrari at $8,250,000; and a coveted 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’, chassis 0585 GT, which fetched $6,710,000. Rounding out the group of $5 million-plus sales, the supremely elegant, Pebble Beach ‘Best of Show’ winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Special Roadster achieved a strong $5,017,000, to set a new world record for an Horch sold at auction.
“The results indicate a particularly strong market for 1950s and 1960s sports and racing cars, with many new records achieved within this category across the Monterey weekend,” adds Shelby Myers, Managing Director, RM California. “Whether this reflects a change in existing collector tastes is unknown, however it certainly shows that interest in makes such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and other post-World War II sports cars is at an all-time high. It is important to note the trend was not only evident in the multi-million-dollar bracket, but ‘best of category’ examples across all levels,” Myers adds.
Other notable auction results include:
- a race bred 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, the fourth DB4GT produced, exceeded its pre-sale estimate, selling for a strong $2,035,000;
- a 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon set a new world record for its model, achieving a superb $1,622,500;
- a highly original 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Mk II, just one lady owner from new, well-surpassed its pre-sale estimate, selling for $792,000;
- a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs and Flares’ attracted fierce bidding, realizing a world record price of $467,500; and
- a perfectly preserved, delivery-mileage 1989 Ferrari Testarossa doubled its pre-sale estimate to enter the history books with a world record price of $264,000.
Reflecting RM’s global clientele, the strong results were generated by registered bidders from 25 different countries on the telephone, over the Internet, and assembled in the standing-room-only venue.
RM Auctions’ 2012 Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Sales:
|Lot 139||1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car||$11,000,000|
|Lot 240A||1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder||$8,580,000|
|Lot 117||1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta||$8,250,000|
|Lot 231||1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’||$6,710,000|
|Lot 133||1938 Horch 853A Special Roadster||$5,170,000|
|Lot 214||1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car||$3,685,000|
|Lot 226||1967 Ford GT40 Mark I||$2,860,000|
|Lot 121||1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe||$2,640,000|
|Lot 233||2001 Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car||$2,530,000|
|Lot 228||1960 Aston Martin DB4GT||$2,035,000|
|Lot 229||1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe||$1,897,500|
|Lot 212||1953 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon||$1,622,500|
|Lot 239||1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta||$1,485,000|
|Lot 249||1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ‘Competizione Speciale’||$1,485,000|
|Lot 114||1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra||$1,485,000|
|Lot 240||1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra||$1,320,000|
|Lot 221||1965 Ferrari 275 GTB||$1,182,500|
|Lot 250||1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupe||$1,171,500|
|Lot 140||1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR||$1,100,000|
|Lot 137||2001 Audi R8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car||$1,034,000|
In addition to RM’s strong auction performance, the company’s restoration division, RM Auto Restoration, continued its track record for excellence on the show field at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday, with the 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini, of West Orange, New Jersey, judged ‘Best in Class’ and a ‘Best of Show Nominee’, and the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet, owned by The Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky, also receiving ‘Best in Class‘ honors. In addition, a 1930 Cadillac 452 Fleetwood Roadster, owned by Bob and Brigette Thayer of Atlanta, Georgia, and also restored by RM Auto Restoration, was judged second in its class.
RM Auctions continues its 2012 calendar in Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 11–12, 2012, closely followed by the presentation of The Charlie Thomas Collection, October 20, near Dallas, Texas, and its annual London sale at Battersea Evolution, October 31. For further information on upcoming events, along with complete official results from RM’s 2012 Monterey sale, please visit www.rmauctions.com.
About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world’s largest auction house for quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top 10 all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top concours events, including four ‘Best of Show’ awards at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. For further information, visit www.rmauctions.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions
*All figures are reported in U.S. dollars and include the 10 percent buyer’s premium
Top – The record setting 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car sells for $11,000,000 (including buyer’s premium) during RM’s Friday sales session in Monterey (credit: courtesy RM Auctions)
Second – This superb 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder leads a host of million-dollar-plus Ferraris at the RM sale in Monterey (credit: Stephen Goodal © 2012 courtesy RM Auctions)
Source: RM Auction Press Release
Grigio Titanio over Blu Scuro (Dark Blue) Interior. Options include: Alcantera Boot Carpet in Blue Scuro, Alcantera Trim for Pillars in Blu Scuro, Brake Calipers finished in Aluminum Color, Carboceramic Brake System, Dash Color in Blu Scuro, HGTE Handling Package, Home Link, Ferrari Ipod, Scuderia Shields, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Full Electric Seats, Bose Hi-Fi System, Special Stitching in Grigio Scuro and Colored Steering Wheel in Blu Scuro.
This is a 1 owner car car that is complete with all original books, keys and car cover. It has been well looked after and is in “like new” condition. This 599 is covered by its factory warranty until 12/15/2013. Inquire today regarding lease and finance options through Ferrari Financial Services.
Contact Sean at Steve Harris Imports (801) 521-0340 or visit www.FerrariSales.com
Shrouded in voluptuous red aluminum-alloy couture, attracting everything and everybody around it like a magnet, Afzal Kahn’s latest expression of motoring excellence is Italian of nature but the truly British awe-inspiring blueprint makes this vehicle extraordinary.
Owning a Kahn Ferrari is enough, it is a status symbol ensuring everyone around you knows ‘you have made it to the very top’.
The Afzal Kahn touch comes complete with front and rear bumper sections in matt pearl grey, rear diffuser, side skirts and roof in matt pearl grey, ceramic brakes and yellow brake calipers ensures that this vehicle is aerodynamically unique.
Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, this particular vehicle comes with black Daytona leather electric sports seats. However, we provide our customers with the opportunity to express one’s individuality. And they can have whatever they want. We could, for example, design for you a vehicle with an exterior the colour of your shirt and an interior to match the colours of your favourite sports team or your business, complete with the a crest or emblem incised within the car seats, the choice is yours.
Kahn wheels sit perfectly, on any vehicle, conveying the essence of the vehicle’s identity. Created using state-of-the art manufacturing and materials forged technology, the 9×21” front and 12×22 rear alloy wheels finished in matt pearl grey fit all original centre caps.
With simple clean lines, soft organic surfaces on the edge of the spoke and a purposeful mechanical centre, Kahn wheels are synonymous with elegance and innovation.
A. Kahn Design is for the individual who will not submit to a life of uniformity and who will only accept perfection. Dedicated to the creation of luxury bespoke vehicles, we redesign the ordered monotony of mass produced vehicles and rebuild them into individually tailored creations.
Source: Kahn Press Release
Something rarely seen in the tuning industry is a showroom people can actually visit. Visitors stop into our Los Angeles showroom to see our wheels and the cars that we’ve upgraded. Given the popularity of the Ferrari 458 recently, we knew it was sure to be a hit. That’s exactly what happened when one of these visitors saw our Ferrari featured on Team Speed, and then saw it on the showroom floor.
As a Ferrari owner himself, he knew he wanted his own Ferrari to match the one he had seen. He opted for Matte Black 3M wrap on the roof and the side skirts to his red 458 and added a Novitec rear spoiler. Our Ferrari had staggered Motegi Racing wheels but he wasn’t leaving without adding some CEC c884 Forged wheels to his upgraded Ferrari. The c884 Forged were in a custom matte black finish with a red outer ring accent, front wheels measuring 9×21” (with 255/30ZR21 Pirelli P-Zero) and rear wheels in 12×22” (with 335/25ZR22 Pirelli P-Zero).