1960’s icons and Testarossa 40th anniversary collection lead eclectic early all-Ferrari ‘L’AstaRossa’ Monaco Car Auctions’ consignments for upcoming June 8th sale

1960’s icons and Testarossa 40th anniversary  collection lead eclectic early all-Ferrari ‘L’AstaRossa’ Monaco Car Auctions’ consignments for upcoming June 8th sale

Monaco – Ahead of its upcoming L’AstaRossa™ sale on 8th June, Monaco Car Auctions is presenting a number of early consignments from and connected to the iconic Ferrari marque. A trio of V12-engined sportscars and grand tourers from the 1960s set a high standard for the sale, and are joined by a diverse collection of Testarossas to mark the model’s 40th anniversary.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS

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The last Ferrari model to be equipped with Maranello’s famed ‘Colombo’ V12, the Ferrari 275 GTS is widely regarded to be the spiritual successor to the 250 GT California. The 1965 Ferrari Classiche certified example offered on sale at L’AstaRossa™ was the 29th unit to be built, and boasts exceptionally low mileage, with only 3,150km (1,957 miles) recorded on the odometer. Delivered new to Spain before spending most of its life in Italy, the car underwent a full restoration in 2008 by Carrozzeria Quality Cars and GPS Classic. Finished in elegant Blu Chiaro with matching Pelle Blu interior, this outstanding drop-top Ferrari has appeared at several world-renowned concours and events, including the Concours Villa d’Este, and is supplied with a file compiled by UK Ferrari specialists, DK Engineering.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Inspiration

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For those wanting to complete the set of Colombo-engined open-top grand tourers, Monaco Car Auctions will also offer the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Inspiration. A faithful recreation of one of Ferrari’s most famous models, the example was engineered to the highest standard by Turin-based Mabert s.r.l. Arguably Ferrari’s most iconic model line of the period, the 250-series of cars span most enthusiast use-cases, being produced in grand touring, sports car and racing configurations. Original examples of the Ferrari 250 GT California are amongst some of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction, making this a highly attractive route to California-inspired ownership for a discerning collector.

1968 Ferrari 365GT 2+2

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Rounding off its trio of V12 classics is a 1968 365GT 2+2 with just 11,800km (7,332) miles recorded. This beautiful, low mileage example of one of Ferrari’s finest grand tourers is finished in Pelle Beige with contrasting ‘blu’ hide, and benefits from full Ferrari Classiche classification.

1985 Ferrari Testarossa ‘Monospecchio’

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For those bidders favouring the Cavallino’s quintessential 1980s pin-up, the L’AstaRossa™ sale will present a complete set of Ferrari Testarossas, chronicling the history of the generation-defining supercar in celebration of its 40th anniversary. An early 1985 Testarossa ‘Monospecchio’, sporting its trademark single rear view mirror and single wheel nut, is today the rarest and most sought-after type of Testarossa. Finished in Rosso Corsa over nero hide, it is joined by a 1987 double-mirror, single wheel nut car finished in Giallo Fly, and a 1989 five-wheel nut version which has just one previous owner and 8,250km (5,126) miles on the odometer.

1995 Ferrari 512 M

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Representing the Testarossa’s continuation into the 1990s, L’AstaRossa™ offers a Ferrari 512TR. Meanwhile a 1995 Ferrari 512M represents the end of an era, boasting a 50bhp power upgrade to facilitate a 0-62mph sprint that is 1.1 seconds faster than the original ‘Monospecchio’.

For this year’s L’AstaRossa™ auction, Monaco Car Auctions has sourced a range of vehicles with exceptionally low mileage, with eight cars so far showing less than 20,000km on the odometer. These include a 1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 with just 15,100km (9,382 miles) to its name, while a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS and 1993 Ferrari 348 TS boast lower still, with just 3,500km (2,174 miles) and 3,800km (2,361 miles) on the odometer respectively.

1959 Ferrari ASA 1000GT

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The only vehicles to appear in the L’AstaRossa™ sale not to feature the famous ‘Cavallino Rampante’ badge is a very rare and highly desirable ASA 1000GT, also known as the ‘Ferrarina’. Devised by Enzo Ferrari to bring the marque to a wider market at a lower cost in order to fund its racing exploits, the Ferrarina concept was launched in 1959 with a Ferrari-designed 850cc four-cylinder engine. By 1962 Ferrari had cooled to the idea of a low-cost Ferrari and sold the project rights to ASA, which brought in Bertone to redesign the bodywork and put it into production in 1964. Far from Ferrari’s plan to sell 3,000 Ferrarinas each year, just 100 ASA 1000GTs made it to production before the project was canned in 1965. The coupe offered for sale at L’AstaRossa™ has had the same owner for more than 50 years and has recorded just 17500km.

Buyers seeking to add Ferrari-themed automobilia to their collection won’t be disappointed by the range of lots on offer in Monaco. Items include a scooter used by seven-time Formula One world champion, Michael Schumacher, as well as a helmet signed by the driver. Also on offer is an autographed kart used by Charles Leclerc in an advertisement for Ray-Ban, and documents signed by Enzo Ferrari himself.

Further vehicles offered for sale at L’AstaRossa™ will be announced in due course. For further information on the L’AstaRossa™ auction, visit https://monacocarauctions.com.

About MonacoCarAuctions™

MonacoCarAuctions™ is a new player in the auction business. Its vocation? To not be like the others. It does this through its approach to the offer – the impeccable quality of the service, the experience in the broadest sense, and the tailor-made support for sellers and buyers. Approved by the Princely Government, MonacoCarAuctions™ is automotive specialized and proud to present Ferrari as the unique theme of its first sale. https://monacocarauctions.com/

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