Description eng Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:10:13 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Near Hershey, PA on 1.57 acres Custom 2 story home w/ 4-5 bedrooms with 8-10 garage spaces in a rural area of Lebanon County about 30 min east of Hershey. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:26 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Florida Mediterrean Style Custom Home Near Gulf Coast and Tampa Has 9-car Showroom LOOKING FOR A FLORIDA HOME with space for collecting, displaying, and entertaining?  Gulf coast boating and beaches are within a half-hour drive. This quiet suburban gated community with oversize lots is near major metropolitan areas of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. This property is on a 1.1 acre lot and the house has 7,203 sq. ft. under roof (5,866 air conditioned) including a nearly 1800 sq. ft. display room that opens to a driveway with a workshop adjacent. See scale model photo showing possible nine car high ceiling showroom which could accommodate car lifts for additional capacity. An attached 3-car garage is also adjacent to workshop. Buyer can design their own dream pool and spa since ample space is available and utilities have been roughed in. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:09:46 EST Golf Course Homes & Estates : Secure 8 Car Garage Luxury Home Car Collectors Dream Home in beautiful Williamsburg VA. 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, elevator, gourmet kitchen, home theater, coffered ceilings, 2 sub-zeros, 26 x 16 Master, third floor with 4 bedrooms, fire-pit, private 1-acre pond lot. Designed for entertaining or a luxury at-home escape. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:08:36 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : One of a Kind European Home Nestled on 5 acres, one of a kind custom home with European Appointments. 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, & over 8700 Sq Ft above grade w/ fully finished lower level the home has over 12,000 finished Sq Ft. High level Appts are featured through out the home, with focus on the lake & the fenced lawns & patios overlooking the pool. Double Master Suites & parking for 6 cars. Only minutes to Historic Clifton. Listing courtesy of TTR Sothebys International Realty Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:54:27 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Spectacular Custom Built Home Amazing deal! Spectacular custom built home in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor. Concrete & steel beam commercial grade construction. Nearly 20,000 luxuriously finished square feet of living space on just under 2 acres. Indoor & outdoor pools with spa, room for tennis court, 2 kitchens- perfect for large scale entertaining. Minutes to Tyson's Corner, Vienna & downtown DC. Listing courtesy of TTR Sothebys International Realty Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:48:30 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : REDUCED Beautiful Estate home in Great Falls PRICE REDUCED $200,000-Expanded Wentworth Mod, 9500sqft, UpscaleDesign&HighEnd Appoint, Elevator, BonusRm w/DedicatedStairs, Angles&Curves,OpenFloorPlan, 2sty Conservatory, Formal LR, DR, Butler'sPantry, HighEnd Appl&Gourmet Kit, Expansive center island, 2stySunroom Library Built-ins, luxury finishes & closet systems, Ultra-Master, 4FP, 4CarGar, w/o LL w/ all the amenities! SomeFurnitureNegotiable Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:42:56 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Gorgeous Colonial TO BE BUILT Gorgeous colonial TO BE BUILT on 1.70+ AC with 8,000 sqft on 2 lvls! Formal living & dining room. Custom gourmet kitchen with huge island & breakfast room off of the 2-story family room with fireplace. Lovely sunroom. Hardwood floors throughout ML. 4 luxurious bedroom suites each with a full bath in UL. 4 car garage. Neighborhood of 5 custom homes! 2 other lots available! Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:31:09 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Magnificent Georgian Provincial Estate Magnificent Georgian Provincial Estate on 3 acres of rolling hills offers 13,450 sq ft. Equestrian area w/ rings & trails to use!! Sub-Zero fridge, under counter fridge, cooler, two under counter Vikings, island. Florida rm off of kit, Brazilian hrdwds on 3 lvls, large fam rm w/ 3 French doors opening to Loggia w/ gas fp. Owners' suite, main lvl mstr. 2 laundry rms, cinema, exc rm, LL kit! Listing courtesy of Redstone Realty LLC Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:26:05 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Beautiful brick colonial in Falcon Ridge Beautiful brick colonial home in Falcon Ridge sited on gated & stunning grounds w/ terrace, spacious patio & level backyard. 14,000 sq ft. 7 en-suite BRs, 8 full ba, 1 half ba & 8 FPs. Stunning two story fFR adjacent to the large gourmet kitchen w/ butler's pantry, 2 island countertops & two-story breakfast room. Paneled Library. Walkout LL w/ rec rm, billiard rm, wet bar, wine cellar & theater. Listing courtesy of TTR Sothebys International Realty Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:17:42 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : 11,800 SF Luxury Home 11,800 SF Brick/Stone Lux Home,YourOwnFamilyHomestead,Elevator to 4 lvls,Grand Foyer/Curved Stair; Formal LR & DR, LIB, SunRm, Gourmet Kitchen,Breakfast, FR;Lux MASTER Ste,+PRINCESS Ste,+3 BRs,6+ BAs,Rec Rm,Wine Cellar,Bar/Dance Area,Media Rm,Gym, Fireplaces, Marble/Granite/Hrdwd;Hybrid Insul,Ext Lighting,Lawn Sprinkler Sys;Tornado Shelter, Mins to Tysons; Ready Summer 2014 By Appointment Only!!!! Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:35:12 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : 7400+ Square Feet of indoor parking Two stately gates stand guard over the privacy & tranquility of this fenced 2.48AC estate. 4,450 SqFt single story home provides abundant sizzle yet offers welcoming comfort. Central grand Great Room creates the heart of the home featuring the warmth of chestnut floors, rock FP, entertainment center, soaring wood ceiling w/massive open beams, & invigorated by dramatic curved wall of arched windows. After you pass through the distinctive entry gate, the relaxing sound of water flowing into the inviting entry pond sets the stage for your tour of this property as you traverse the motor court, exit your automobile, and approach the porte-cachere leading to the double door entry. You will be delighted as you catch your first glimpse of the interior of this special home. The gleaming chestnut flooring welcomes you into the oversized foyer and continues into the Great Room and each direction of wide hallways creating a seamless flow. From these entry doors, you are able to look across the length of the magnificent Great Room and enjoy the views made visible by the curved wall of floor-to-ceiling windows at the end of the room. Be aware however that you might not even notice that feature since you will be in awe of the massive wood beams towering above the Great Room. You might be compelled to enter this room, have a seat, and fully experience its ambiance for yourself. The Office is left of the foyer in which the Chestnut floor continues. This uniquely configured Office has rich mahogany stained built-ins designed with separate workstations for 4 people. Continuing along this left wing of the house, you will discover the kitchen, 7'X6' walk-in pantry, dining room, and laundry room facing the rear of the home in order to take advantage of the serene views. In addition to the Office on the front side of this left wing you will find a surprisingly large bedroom (one of four) with adjoining spacious granite & marble appointed bath. This bedroom and the office enjoy the tranquil sounds of the exterior entry waterfall. This wing terminates at the entrance to the limo-sized 31'X30' three car finished garage uniquely designed so that the garage entry is from the rear of the home thus enhancing the curb appeal of the home's exterior front. The cheery Dining Room with coffered ceiling detail is infused with light from an abundance of clear glass windows & doors creating the perfect backdrop from which to enjoy the company of your family & friends. The Dining Room is conveniently located with direct access into the stunning recently enhanced Kitchen. To the cooks delight, the kitchen is wrapped with expansive granite counters & designer basket weave backsplash. The oversized 9'X3'+ island with coordinating yet contrasting granite top is appointed with a veggie sink & downdraft cooktop. Additional enhancements are the dual ovens, built-in refrigerator, trash compactor, dishwasher, three compartment sink (from which to enjoy the view), travertine flooring, recessed lighting, and other delights left for you to discover. A uniquely designed wet bar can be entered from the kitchen and is open to the Great Room providing an understated, convenient venue from which to address the comfort of your guests. As you explore the right wing of the home you will discover 2 more bedrooms & baths in addition to the envious master suite and a handy 6'X6' walk-in linen closet. This brings the total bedroom and bathroom count to 4 of each. One of the bedrooms on this wing is equal to the master suite of many homes. This suite features an 8'X7' walk-in closet, granite topped vanity with twin sinks, bathroom marble floor, and a french door providing access to the rear yard. The gracious Master Suite is just as incredible as you would expect it to be. It is grand yet offers warmth & character . Special features are the built-in entertainment center, rock fireplace framed by floor-to-ceiling windows designed to allow air flow without blocking your view, the dramatic high volume wood ceiling with massive open beams, and the gleaming chestnut floors. For her delight there is a 16'X9' walk-in closet appointed with built-in drawers, multiple height rods, and a cedar lined wall. The spacious dressing area featuring an extra long granite vanity with dual sinks is separated yet adjoining the spa area containing the kohler jetted tub, large dual fixtured shower, and private water closet. Marble, granite, & accent stone enhance the luxurious ambiance of this space. Moving on to outside you will find a pleasant rear lawn area from which to enjoy the views, the pool with spa for relaxation, some family fruit trees, and tons of parking space. Enhancements since 2008 include interior painting, new floor coverings, color coated smooth finish exterior stucco, newer roof, tankless water heater with recirculating pump, heat & air replacements, and flagstone accented reinforced concrete driveway. Other features you would want to notice are the skylights, crown molding, an abundance of storage, enclosed soffits on the main home & stuccoed out building, exterior holiday outlets, water filtration system, prewired for surround sound, intercom system, and wheelchair accessibility. This property offers both a refuge and inspiration in a private relaxed environment. You will not want to miss this opportunity so make sure this home is on your list to view. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:47:26 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : CAR ENTHUSIAST'S DREAM!!! California Central Valley home on 1.25 acres 4 car shop/garage with with 7,000 lb. car hoist and 6 compressed air stations. Black, white and red tiled flooring. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:42:14 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : 14.09acres, 5beds - 5bath, 20 Car Stalls & 1 Lift, And Indoor Arena Sagle Ranch: This 14 acre Ranch has it all and more! The property is entry gate controlled. The primary residence has a huge Main floor Master Suite with double walk in closets, his and hers vanity areas, separate tub and glass enclosed shower and projector TV with surround sound. Extra bonus room above garage. Finished basement, great for a family room, not included in the square footage. Large laundry and mud room, indoor hot tub, large kitchen with island and air conditioned throughout. Covered decks stretch the front and back of the home. Separate 1 bed, 1 bath guesthouse. A car lovers dream. Or if horses are your thing, there is a riding arena with separate restroom, 27 stalls and 3 stallion pens, all with shared heated water systems. If all that wasn't enough, just walk across the street to an acclaimed fishing lake. It is a must see! You have to see this beautiful property and all it has to offer. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:18:18 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : The Crown Jewel of West McLean! The Crown Jewel of West McLean! One of Virginia's finest abodes on 2.5AC with 15,000 sqft. 2-story Palladian room overlooking the terrace, decks, plaza & pool. Gourmet kit with granite counters, multiple ovens & huge island. 2 grand salons dressed with formal marble fireplace. 8 fireplaces. Master suite fills an entire wing with grand bath. Private in-law apt. 4 car gar. Exquisite ornate moldings. Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:24:38 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : 12,000+ Mansion in Hunt Country Nestled w/in VA's Hunt Country, a new mansion reigns supreme w/1.70+AC & 12,000Sqft. of luxury. Gorgeous marble foyer w/curved wrought-iron stairway. HRDW flrs on ML. Custom kit w/2 islands, butler's pantry & large breakfast rm. ELEVATOR! Master suite is luxurious beyond belief! Lovely LR w/double-sided frpl to morn rm. Elegant DR. LL w/huge RR, bar, wine cellar, exer rm & theater. 4 car gar. Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:18:29 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Yeonis built home in The Reserve The Reserve at its best! Yeonis built. Finishes by BOWA. Spectacular backyard with fountain, outdoor fireplace & built-in grill. Grand Foyer w/ dramatic staircase. Gourmet Kit w/ breakfast rm & Great rm are perfect for entertaining w/ bar & wine cellar. MBR w/ two separate, luxurious full BAs. LL game rm & bar w/ air filtration system, large rec rm, gym and den. Listing courtesy of TTR Sothebys International Realty Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:09:17 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : French Countryside-esque Manor Evoking the magnificent Manor Homes of the French countryside, this new Residence conveys a rich sense of old world luxury w/ every amenity for the most discerning owner. Formal spaces for grand entertaining, Gourmet Kitchen, Library, Bdrms w/ en-suite Baths. The detached Carriage House offers 6 garage bays. Spectacular 2.3 Acres. Add a pool, fencing & gate & complete this Stunning Estate! Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:02:12 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Charming residence in Great Falls Eight Oaks, inspired by Shirley Plantation, is a grand and elegant residence situated on 5 acres on one of the highest points in Great Falls Gated entry, winding drive, 4 car gar, sep. in-law suite, 4 floor elevator, 6 bedroom suites, pool, grand foyer + floating marble staircase, wine cellar, gym, club room, library built with black walnut from the land, promenades & salons! Exquisite!! Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:56:28 EST Big Garage Car Collector Homes for sale : Timeless estate in McLean This estate is a true classic with timeless appeal. Sited on approx. 1 acre of well-manicured land, with a beautiful approach & presence on a quiet, non-thru street. 9000+ sqft of exceptional craftsmanship & designer finishes. Gracious scale & wonderful floor plan for both entertaining & everyday living. 4 car garage, 5 BR upstairs, 10' ceilings on all levels!! Photos do not do this home justice! Listing courtesy of Washington Fine Properties, LLC Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:47:42 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 935,000 (£560,454) including buyers premium. 1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 'DAYTONA' BERLINETTA COMPETIZIONE Conversion by Carrozzeria Vari Chassis no. 12765 Engine no. 12765 *1970s Competition conversion on fine production 365GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta *Tremednous future potential as Vintage racing classic 4-cam V12 Ferrari *Offered from 34 years within one ownership *Starred in the Collezione Maranello Rosso from its 1991 foundation to 2014 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 'DAYTONA' COMPETIZIONE The concept of manufacturing a 4-cam V12-engined Berlinetta with considerably greater power output than the successful 275 GTB/4 model emerged in 1967, as soon as the 3.3-litre variant was being launched upon a receptive market. The new model would have to meet newly-developed US Federal regulations, which meant a tremendous amount of time-consuming development work before the new design could be introduced. Ferrari's first known prototype for such a car emerged during the winter of 1967 with bodywork presaging the final design that would be adopted, although its front-end treatment looked back towards that of the 275 GTB. It used a three-valve per cylinder 4-litre V12 engine that was not taken further. Instead a Tipo 251 power unit would be adopted which was a more conventional 4.4-litre with hemispherical combustion chambers in its twin-cam heads, and single-plug ignition. The block had been lengthened to accommodate a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm, identical to the Tipo 245 engine's which already powered the 365 GT 2-plus-2, GTC and GTS models. The new 4.4-litre unit was lubricated by a dry-sump system with a 14-litre separate tank. Compression ratio was 8.8:1 and with six Weber 40DCN carburettors the unit delivered a muscular 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with 318lbs/ft torque at 5,500rpm – enough – indeed, as one English technical writer of the time described as being "...more than enough to pull your house down". The mechanical ensemble, comprising engine, torque tube and rear-mounted five-speed transaxle was attached to the tube chassis at four points – two on the engine and two on the transaxle – and the familiar 2.4-metre wheelbase was retained, which dated back in unbroken line to the 250 GT SWB. To clothe the new 365 GTB/4, Pininfarina created a classical and now legendary design which combined Maranello tradition with modernity. Only the prototype body was actually built by Pininfarina and as with the preceding Berlinettas it was Scaglietti who actually made the bodies in steel (with opening panels in aluminium) for the production examples. Venue for the new model's launch was the October 1968 Paris Salon, and its immediately successful reception saw it being nicknamed the 'Daytona' in honour of the Ferrari factory team's 1-2-3 defeat of the mighty Ford GT fleet in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race. Capable of achieving 278km/h (172mph) in standard form, the new Ferrari was the fastest production car in the world at that time. It also displayed the quickest acceleration when pitted against the Lamborghini Miura, Mercedes-Benz 350SL, Jaguar V12 E-Type and the De Tomaso Pantera. Over 400 metres from a standing start the Daytona clocked just 13.8 seconds. By the end of August 1971, Daytona production had reached the 500 examples demanded for FIA homologation in the International Group 4 Special Grand Touring car racing category. Initially Maranello had no plans to exploit this opportunity. However, several valued clients demanded a competition version with which to go racing at any level, and it was Chinetti's North American Racing Team which first took the plunge – running a car in the 1969 Le Mans 24-Hours. Manufacture of Competizione versions for customer use then began at the Assistenza Clienti department of the factory in Modena and a succession of three main Competition series of 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinettas would emerge into 1973. For homologation purposes, the later Daytona Competizione cars of Series 2 and 3 had to retain steel-panelled bodywork. It was to compensate for their additional weight, and therefore more problematic vehicle dynamics, that the Series 3 cars of 1973 were equipped with the ultimate in competition 365 GTB/4 engines. These power units featured high-compression pistons, reprofiled cams, re-choked carburettors and 9.9:1 high-compression cylinder heads. They developed an awesome 450bhp, with the additional spread of torque over an extremely wide rev range. Since even this engine was tailored absolutely to the demands of 24-hour endurance racing - as at Daytona and Le Mans - even this state of tune retained such practicable, easily serviced features as standard-sized valves, and even the standard connecting rods were strong enough for safe use. Obviously, therefore, the ultimate specification 365 GTB/4 Daytona 'dream car' would be a combination of the Series 1 lightweight alloy bodied chassis unit, with the ultimate 4.4-litre V12 engine, the Series 3. Late in 1973 the first of the replacement rear-engined 365 GT4/Boxer Berlinetta cars were delivered. But for many the notion of converting a standard production 365 GTB/4 Daytona into at least a look-alike Competizione variant was to prove completely irresistible... THE MOTORCAR OFFERED This individual Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta began life as standard production car chassis '12765', which was the 50th example to be built in sequence and which originated with Scaglietti-made body number '50'. Records confirm that it was first completed by the factory on 21 July 1969, as a regular production road car which was delivered new during that same month to official dealer Gastone Crepaldi Sas of Via San Marco 26, Milan. Crepaldi found a ready buyer for '12765' in a Signor Montanari, of Brescia, in north-eastern Italy. Its immediate subsequent ownerships have then passed unrecorded – although research is still continuing and may have produced results by the time of viewing - but we understand that the car was then converted into what is described as "...a semi-Group 4 competition... 'Racer' version apparently by Autofficina Gioacchino Vari in Rome". The work was undertaken in around 1974 and it saw the car equipped with an internal roll-over bar structure, flared fenders to accommodate wider-rim front and rear wheels and tyres, its headlight configuration was changed to near competition standard, a front spoiler or air-dam was fitted, and sliding plexiglass side windows and a competition-demanded outside fuel filler arrangement were also added. The car was finished in red, its original livery as-new having been 'Rosso Chiaro 20-R-190' and its original interior 'Nero VM 8500'. Its side window frames were repainted black during the same conversion process. We understand that the car was acquired by Fabrizio Violati for his growing personal Ferrari collection probably during the later 1970s, and certainly it was with him by 1980. Renowned Ferrari authority Marcel Massini considers that this might be the car that was driven by Vittorio Setti during the Ferrari Days at Modena meeting of September 15-18, 1983. And it was then possibly the Daytona Competizione-equipped car which Fabrizio Violati himself drove during the Ferrari Club Italia meeting at Alessandria, Italy, on June 22, 1985. While this is not one of the official Ferrari factory-built 365 GTB/4 Competizione Berlinettas built in period, 1971-73, it is a home-grown independent conversion of a known and well-recorded production-series model - the conversion having been carried out in near-period, around 1974 ... What sets Ferrari Daytona '12765' apart from the normal run-of-the-mill lookalikes is that it was then taken on by Fabrizio Violati himself – a real-life, dyed-in-the-wool, blood-red Racer with a capital 'R' – and as part of his illustrious Collezione Maranello Rosso it has come down to us today after least 34 years in Violati-sphere stewardship. It is valued, inevitably, at a fraction of the potential cost of a genuine 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Berlinetta from period, yet it promises to provide every bit as much adrenalin-pumping delight on both road and track. It would be widely useable in suitable Vintage events, and with adequate-standard further restoration and preparation it could also grace any collection as a Ferrari with a perfectly respectable long-term Museum history. We commend it to you as a 1970s 4.4-litre 4-cam V12 Ferrari Berlinetta of great potential, which has yet to be fully explored and exploited. Without reserve. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:40:40 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1981 FERRARI 512 BOXER BERLINETTA BELLANCAUTO LE MANS ENDURANCE RACING COMPETITION COUPE SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 990,000 (£593,422) including buyers premium. The Ex-Fabrizio Violati, Maurizio Flammini, Duilio Truffo, Marco Micangeli 1981 and 1984 Le Mans 24-Hours race 1981 FERRARI 512 BOXER BERLINETTA BELLANCAUTO LE MANS ENDURANCE RACING COMPETITION COUPE Chassis no. 35529 Engine no. F102B-009 *Uniquely sophisticated 5-litre flat-12 engined aerodyne *Veteran of not just one Le Mans 24-Hours race – but two *Also competed at World Championship level at Monza and Mugello *Offered after 23 years in the Collezione Maranello Rosso *A highly individualized 200mph Boxer Berlinetta/Le Mans THE FERRARI 512 BOXER BERLINETTA Ferrari as a marque has always been understandably protective of its towering prestige. When the rival Maserati and upstart Lamborghini factories put sophisticated rear-engined performance cars into production - while Ferrari was still marketing its front-engined 365GTB/4 Daytona series - the Maranello model range began to look traditional and dated. The new, probably younger generation of 'supercar' enthusiasts voted with their feet, and such models as the Lamborghini Miura and the Maserati Bora began to steal Ferrari sales. Against this background Ferrari developed its own rear-engined exotic, the 365 Boxer Berlinetta with 4.4-litre flat-12 cylinder engine mounted behind the cabin. This startling break from tradition was launched in 1973. The early cars were well received, being lighter, more nimble and more responsive than the big front-engined Daytona. The rear-engined Berlinetta concept was further developed in 1976 with release of the full 5-litre flat-12 engined 512 BB. Although the increase in outright horsepower was modest, from 344bhp at 7,000rpm to 340bhp at 6,800, the improvement in mid-range torque was considerable. By mid-1981 the 512 BB had been fitted with Bosch engineered K-Jetronic fuel injection, and renamed the 512 BBi. Inevitably, some enthusiastic Ferraristi wanted to race suitably modified and race-prepared versions of the Boxer Berlinetta cars in such frontline events as the Daytona and Le Mans 24-Hours and the Sebring 12-Hours. By 1978 four circuit-racing 512 BBs ran at Le Mans, another competed in the Watkins Glen 6-Hours but little tangible success resulted. Then in 1979 genuine interest was shown in developing the latest Boxer Berlinetta 512s for serious endurance racing. The factory's Assistenza Clienti Department in Modena laid down a production run of 25 512BB/LM 'customer racers', with bodywork developed in Pininfarina's wind tunnel at Grugliasco. A rear wing derived from that used on the Formula 1 312T-series cars was adopted, and this considerable volume of aerodynamic work not only increased the cars' maximum speed but also improved its grip and traction. Most engine parts were from stock, but the power units were carefully 'blue-printed' and painstakingly assembled. Fuel injection was uprated together with a carefully flowed exhaust system. Lightweight engine internals were carefully balanced and both valves and ports were enlarged, and higher-lift camshafts adopted. Power output rose to a quoted 480bhp. The cars were 16-inches longer than stock, and these latest 512BB/LM-79 cars rode on 10-inch wide front wheels and 13-inch wide rears. Weight was cited as 1,080kg. On Fiat's Nardo test track an early prototype was said to have exceeded 207mph. But by 1983 there would not be a single Ferrari entry at Le Mans, the first time since the great race's postwar revival in 1949. Fabrizio Violati was one leading Ferrarista who would not rest until that situation had been corrected... THE MOTORCAR OFFERED This Boxer Berlinetta Le Mans was assembled initially as a rolling chassis under the supervision of Gaetano Florini at Ferrari's customer Assistenza Clienti division in Modena. It is one of the so-called third series of 16 512 BB/LM competition Berlinettas – several of which would never be raced but would instead sell direct into Ferrari collections around the world. Chassis '25229' now offered here, however, was very much a real race car, and in April, 1981, it was delivered brand-new to Fabrizio Violati's Scuderia Bellancauto workshops in Rome. Specialist engineer Armando Palanca, assisted by Roberto Lippi and the Ferrari factory's renowned veteran chief mechanic Giulio Borsari, then embarked upon an intensive programme of development and individual modification to create the definitive Ferrari BBB512 – Berlinetta Boxer Bellancauto – now offered here. This much-modified car then made its racing debut in the hands of Fabrizio Violati himself, Maurizio Flammini and Spartaco Dini in the Monza 1,000Kms classic on April 26, 1981. Running under race number '15' the trio promptly won their class while finishing a fine sixth overall amongst the sports-prototype cars – engineer Palanca's modifications plainly having provided a very fast and driveable race car. Fabrizio Violati then ran the car in its first Le Mans 24-Hour race, sharing it on the Sarthe Circuit with co-drivers Maurizio Flammini and Duilio Truffo. The car bore race number '45' but sadly had to be withdrawn from the day-long grind due to transmission trouble. Just two weeks later, on June 28, 1981, '35529' offered here was out in battle yet again, contesting the Enna 6-Hours around Lake Pergusa on the island of Sicily. Fabrizio Violati and Duilio Truffo co-drive it, and again finished sixth overall. On September 10, 1982 – the car reappeared in the Mugello 1,000Kms for the Trofeo Banco Toscana, in which Fabrizio Violati and Duilio Truffo finished tenth overall. During 1983 Fabrizio Violati then kept the car in reserve, until in the Spring of 1984 it was out again testing at Vallelunga under his Scuderia Bellancauto banner, then wearing Michelin tyres in place of its original Dunlops. On May 6, 1984, Maurizio Micangeli, Marco Micangeli and 'Gero' (Cristiano del Balzo) shared the car in the Imola 1,000Kms – running under race number '27' However, engine failure halted their race after 91 laps – long enough for such a failure to hit hard as an extreme disappointment. The Violati-run Scuderia Bellancauto's second Le Mans 24-Hour race outing with this ever-developing and extremely fast Boxer Berlinetta Bellancauto then followed on June 16. It was driven by Marco Micangeli, Roberto Marazzi and Dominique Lacaud – again numbered '27' – in the IMSA GTX class. It was then sidelined after six hours racing due to gearbox trouble. On June 22, 1985, Fabrizio Violati ran the car spectacularly during the Ferrari Club Italia meeting in Alessandria, Italy, and it was subsequently inducted into the Collezione Maranello Rosso museum on extended display. Fabrizio Violati passed away on January 21, 2010 – aged 75 – and the car is now offered here fresh from the Collezione's most recent home – his tailor-made Museum at Falcione, near Rimini, Italy. As offered here this unique Boxer Berlinetta Bellancauto is very much a retired old warhorse that has been preserved on display within its owner's Museum for the past thirty-plus years. As such it is not only in highly original condition but for connoisseurial admirers of patina it certainly offers more than one could ever require. Just consider its longitudinal aerodynamic sill panels, hung between front and rear wheel arches. They are waved and scarred as enduring evidence of '35529's hard-charging Italian racing drivers having energetically saved split seconds on-circuit by slamming over the chicane kerbs at Le Mans, Monza, Mugello and Imola. The car's cabin roof displays the hastily-opened cooling louvres sliced into its aluminium skin by under-pressure Italian racing mechanics working in hot blood. A patch panel on the car's scuttle has been equally hastily brush-painted rather than sprayed – all evidence of the hard-pressed realities of racing over thirty years ago. While nothing was compromised by considerations of concours-style finish in real hard-bitten race cars such as this, there is no doubting the technological sophistication of Bellancauto's famous Boxer Berlinetta. The long, downswept nose and tail panels streamline an awe-inspiring mechanical assembly. Pop the pip-pins from the rear clamshell body section's hinges and lift the panel clear of the car and its massive 5-litre fuel-injected flat-12 cylinder engine/transmission aggregate is revealed for all to admire. At first acquaintance it is literally a jaw-dropping sight. Tug open the car's ultra-lightweight doors and its black-trimmed, black-painted cabin shows every evidence of its long, hard and uncompromising career as a weapon of competitive endeavour. Settle into its body-wrapping, shoulder-supporting driver's seat, and study the simple dash panel beyond the small-diameter, thickly-padded steering wheel ahead. Close to your right hand stands the tall manual gearshift, beside a sloping multiple-switch panel to command lights, electrics, your immediate racing future. The entire cabin is protected by a large-diameter tube roll-over cage, the BBB/LM's pledge of personal security, and the car is piped with an onboard fire extinguishing system. Gaze forward through its glued-in, tag-retained multi-curvature windshield and the nose ducks away out of sight. Imagine how '35529's gentleman and warrior drivers would have seen the classical race circuits of Le Mans and Monza streaming back towards them through this broad windshield as they floored the throttle and that immense power pack behind their shoulders fired them like a cannonball towards the horizon. Hammering on above 180mph, then 190, this sleek Ferrari would have exercised its purebred lineage along the Mulsanne Straight, reaching to 200mph before the famous Mulsanne Kink, or past the Monza pits towards the Curva Grande complex. Its black-finished cabin – matted to avoid dazzling reflections from bright Mugello sun or dazzling after-midnight Le Mans headlights – reminds one more of an heroic age jet fighter cockpit than of a real, muscle-bound race car, but this was the typical office for a working race driver of the 1980s. As offered here today this is a highly original racing Ferrari – veteran of not just one Le Mans 24-Hour race, but of two – and it is one which offers a well-tuned new owner/driver the prospect of many highly enjoyable and satisfying miles of extremely high-performance Vintage racing. The car would be entirely acceptable for the highly-regarded Le Mans Classic event in France, and as such a unique veteran of the FIA World Championship racing scene it could provide a ticket to many more of the world's highest-profile Vintage, Historic and classic car events – up to and including the illustrious Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. We commend it to the market, and recommend the closest and most thoughtful inspection. Once mechanically restored and properly race-prepared this promises in good hands to be a potential Vintage race winner of tremendous presence and distinction. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:32:55 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1968 FERRARI DINO 166/246T FORMULA 2/TASMAN FORMULA RACING SINGLE-SEATER SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 1,210,000 (£725,294) including buyers premium. The Ex-Chris Amon, Brian Redman, 'Tino' Brambilla, Graeme Lawrence, Back-to-back Tasman Championship-winning 1968-69 FERRARI DINO 166/246T FORMULA 2/TASMAN FORMULA RACING SINGLE-SEATER Chassis no. 0008 *1969 Championship title-winning car driven by Ferrari's No 1 *1970 Championship title-winning car driven by Graeme Lawrence *The car Brian Redman drove on his works Ferrari debut *Described as "the sexiest single-seater Ferrari ever built..." *Dual-purpose 1.6-litre Formula 2/2.4-litre Tasman Formula design *Ex-Pierre Bardinon Collection *Preserved for the past 34 years in the Collezione Maranello Rosso THE FERRARI DINO 166 FORMULA 2/246 TASMAN SINGLE-SEATER In addition to campaigning its multiple World Championship-winning Grand Prix cars throughout the 1950s into the mid-1960s, Ferrari also dabbled consistently with the subsidiary Formula 2 class. This category in those years provided an arena in which developing young drivers could match their prowess against the established Grand Prix stars. From 1964-66 Formula 2 regulations demanded production-based engines of no more than 1-litre capacity. The FIA then announced an upgrade to take effect in 1967, increasing Formula 2 engine size to 1.6-litres that provided a better stepping-stone class just below full 3-litre Formula 1. Ferrari had not participated in the 1-litre category, and when the marque's new Formula 2 Dino 166 design made its public debut at the Turin Salone dell'Automobile exhibition in February 1967, it had been eagerly-awaited. The car was an immediate sensation, a gorgeous scaled-down version of Ferrari's always admired Formula 1 monoposti, most particularly of the 'Aero' monocoque 1½-litre designs of 1964-65, with its latest 65-degree V6 engine slung in a tubular sub-frame at the rear. The engine had bore and stroke dimensions of 86mm x 45.8mm, displacing 1596.3cc. One-piece cam covers with cast-on 'Dino' lettering – derived from the hand-written signature of Mr Ferrari's late only legitimate son, Alfredo (Alfredino – 'Dino') – housed twin chain-driven overhead camshafts to each cylinder bank. They actuated three valves per cylinder (two inlets and one exhaust) set in Heron-type cylinder heads. The power unit used Lucas fuel injection and Marelli Magnetti transistorized twin-plug ignition. It was rated initially at 200bhp, produced at an ear-splitting 10,000rpm. Ferrari could argue that it was production based since the Dino V6 engine series – originated for racing in 1957-58, had been spun off into the 2-litre Dino 206 street Coupe just like the example offered in today's sale. This Formula 2 Ferrari Dino 166 made its delayed racing debut on July 9 that year, when British driver Jonathan Williams made his single-seater Ferrari debut at the French circuit of Rouen-les-Essarts. The F2 Ferrari Dino clearly handled and braked well, but proved under-powered against 4-cylinder British opposition, engined by Cosworth-Ford. Although the car would then often be seen testing at Modena later that year, it did not race again until a 4-valve per cylinder V6 engine had been developed for it. Meanwhile, New Zealand Ferrari factory team driver Chris Amon sparked interest in the island nation for Ferrari to contest the forthcoming 1968 Tasman Championship – a much-publicised series of International races (supported by several leading Formula 1 stars) in New Zealand and Australia in the opening months of the forthcoming year. The Formula 2 Dino 166 chassis nacelle was adopted, with an 18-valve dual-ignition 2.4-litre V6 engine installed, the Tasman Formula dictating a capacity ceiling of 2500cc. The big short-stroke Tasman V6 engine's bore and stroke had been altered to 90mm x just 63mm, 2404.7cc, for this application. With an 11.5:1 compression ratio Ferrari claimed a meaty 285bhp at 8,900rpm and muscular mid-range torque. With youthful Ing. Gianni Marelli in technical charge of their tiny team, Ferrari fortunes relied upon a singleton entry – ostensibly using Dino 166/246T chassis '0004' - for Chris Amon in the Antipodean series, and they proved that the 11-year-old Jano V6 could still be a race winner in the right circumstances. In fact Chris Amon won the New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe, then the next round at Levin, he finished second at Christchurch and in the Australian GP at Melbourne, and fourth at Teretonga, New Zealand, and Warwick Farm, Australia. He ended that 1968 Tasman tour as runner-up in the Tasman Championship, beaten only by Jim Clark's Lotus-Cosworth 49T. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED The following 1968 Formula 2 campaign in Europe saw the chassis offered here – serial '0008' – emerge brand-new with 1600cc V6 F2 engine, to be driven by Chris Amon in the Barcelona round of the European Formula 2 Championship at Montjuich Park, in which he promptly finished third. The car was then entrusted to fast-rising British star Brian Redman who had been invited to make his Ferrari debut, driving '0008' in the Formula 2 EifelRennen at the Nurburgring Sudschleife in West Germany, on April 21. The popular, immensely approachable, Lancastrian performing simply brilliantly to finish fourth despite delay after his goggles were smashed, cutting one eye. Chief engineer and team director Mauro Forghieri was immensely impressed, and after a telephone call to Mr Ferrari offered Redman a Ferrari contract – which he turned down... Bonhams' senior race car consultant reported that amazing drive for the British weekly sporting newspaper 'Motoring News' – and the sight of Brian three-wheeling '0008' round the Nurburgring South Circuit's bumpy turns remains a startlingly vivid memory. To be handling that very car – preserved in such startlingly original and unspoiled condition - during the build-up to this Sale is both a privilege and a pleasure. According to a listing provided to Doug Nye by Ferrari during research for his 1979-published book 'Dino – The Little Ferrari' (Osprey, London) - Ferrari 166 Dino chassis '0008' was then deployed again in the Rhein Cup race at Hockenheim, Germany, on June 16. Driven by Chris Amon, it was delayed to finish eighth. It was then one of the three works team cars damaged in a multiple accident at the Curva Parabolica in the Monza Lottery GP on June 23, while being driven for the first time by Ernesto 'Tino' Brambilla. Chris Amon retired the car at Tulln-Langenlebarn aerodrome circuit on July 14, but at Zandvoort, Holland, on July 28 'Tino' Brambilla drove '0008' home into third place in Heat One, also setting fastest race lap. Brambilla then finished third overall and on the podium in the Mediterranean GP at Enna in Sicily on August 28. This chassis was then prepared with full 2.4-litre Tasman Formula V6 engine and despatched once more to New Zealand for the start of the 1969 Tasman Championship. For that year's tour 'down-under', Chris Amon was running a two-car Ferrari Dino Tasman team for himself and Englishman Derek Bell in the two works cars '0008' and '0010'. Chris Amon's Tasman Championship results during that tour at the wheel of '0008' offered here were as follows: 1969 New Zealand Grand Prix, Pukekohe – Amon – FIRST and pole position 1969 Levin International – Amon – FIRST 1969 Lady Wigram Trophy, Christchurch – Amon – 3rd and equal fastest lap 1969 Teretonga Trophy, Invercargill – Amon – 3rd 1969 Australian Grand Prix, Lakeside, Brisbane – Amon – FIRST and pole position. 1969 Warwick Farm '100', Sydney – Amon – Retired 1969 Sandown Park, Melbourne – Amon – FIRST and fastest lap Chris Amon – Ferrari's charismatic but normally so unlucky New Zealand team leader – behind the small-diameter steering wheel of this gorgeous Ferrari Dino 246T, emerged as 1969 Tasman Champion. With backing from Shell Oil, New Zealand national driver Graeme Lawrence was then enabled to buy '0008' from Ferrari. He made his racing debut in this car on December 28, 1969, in the Bay Park International at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, finishing second. The car's subsequent racing record then developed as follows: 1970 Levin International – Lawrence – FIRST 1970 New Zealand GP, Pukekohe – Lawrence – 3rd 1970 Lady Wigram Trophy, Christchurch – Lawrence – DNF 1970 Teretonga Trophy, Invercargill – Lawrence – 4th 1970 Surfer's Paradise, Queensland – Lawrence – 3rd 1970 Warwick Farm '100', Sydney – Lawrence – 3rd 1970 Sandown Park, Melbourne – Lawrence – 2nd 1970 Singapore GP – Lawrence – FIRST 1970 Batu Tiga, Malaysia – Lawrence – FIRST 1970 Japanese GP, Mt Fuji – Lawrence – 4th 1971 Levin International – Lawrence – accident 1971 Lady Wigram Trophy, Christchurch – Lawrence – 3rd His excellent results in this Shell-backed Ferrari 246T clinched the 1970 Tasman Championship title for Graeme Lawrence and launched him into a truly International motor racing career. This extremely successful – and undeniably extremely beautiful – double-Championship-winning Ferrari Dino 246T was later acquired, via Edwin K. Niles of Los Angeles, by the great French Ferrari connoisseur Pierre Bardinon. It was preserved within his private collection at Mas du Clos, before being acquired around 1980 by Fabrizio Violati. It has survived in highly original condition, and today – though well maintained by museum standards – it exhibits the most attractive patina. As such it is one of that progressively vanishing group of historic racing cars in which one can sense the touch of our past motor racing greats. The car will obviously require full technical inspection and expert recommissioning before it could be run, but its connoisseurial attraction to contemplative collectors – in addition to today's Vintage racer/user fraternity – is self-evident. Just study '0008's exquisitely proportioned fuselage nacelle, with its pop-in upholstered 'hammock' seat. Consider using that miniature gearshift – so like the bolt on a sniper rifle. Here is an absolutely mouth-watering, race-winning Champion Ferrari monoposto whose name commemorates the memory of Mr Ferrari's own son...We recommend the closest consideration. Without reserve Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:25:29 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1978 FERRARI 312 T3 FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 2,310,000 (£1,384,652) including buyers premium. The Ex-Carlos Reutemann, Gilles Villeneuve 1978 British Grand Prix-winning, 1979 Race of Champions-winning 1978 FERRARI 312 T3 FORMULA 1 RACING SINGLE-SEATER Chassis no. 033 *1978 British Grand Prix winner - driven by Carlos Reutemann *1978 Race of Champions winner – driven by Gilles Villeneuve *1978 Belgian Grand Prix – 3rd place – driven by Carlos Reutemann *312 T3 design acclaimed as Ferrari's most beautiful 'T-car' *Over 530-horsepower from 3-litre flat-12 engine *Offered fresh from 34 years with Violati/Collezione Maranello Rosso THE FORMULA 1 FERRARI 312 T3 Five of these cars were manufactured in the Ferrari Formula 1 'shop for the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship season. They were designed under the direction of the Reparto Corse (Racing Department) chief engineer Mauro Forghieri, and represented an evolutionary development of the highly-successful World Championship-winning 1975 312 T and 1976-77 312 T2-series cars. Power was provided by Ferrari's latest iteration of its magnificent 3-litre flat-12 cylinder F1 engine. The five 312 T3s built were chassis-numbered in perfect sequence from '032' to '036'. These were great Grand Prix cars, but unlucky too. And their greatest misfortune was simply to come up against Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson and Colin Chapman's latest, greatest Lotus innovation – the revolutionary ground-effects Lotus 79 'wing car'. Journalist Peter Windsor observed sagely in his end-of-season Formula 1 review: "Take away the Lotus 79 and the Ferrari was superior to every other car, and Michelin..."- Ferrari's tyre supplier that year against Lotus's Goodyear – "...had the best North American season to prove it...". In fact the works Ferrari 312 T3s won five Grand Prix races that year and their drivers finished 24 times from their 32 starts. Carlos Reutemann himself won four of the team's races that season – the Brazilian GP (in a 312 T2) - United States (West) GP at Long Beach, California – the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch (won in '033' offered here) – and the United States (East) GP at Watkins Glen. Gilles Villeneuve won his home Canadian GP (to a tumultuous reception) in Montreal. Windsor wrote of Carlos Reutemann that year: "He established himself in the top three (drivers). He was consistently fast, he withstood the political pressure, contrary to expectations, and he scored the hardest-earned win of the year – at Brands Hatch, when he beat Lauda (driving for Brabham)". The Ferrari 312 T3 that the fine Argentine driver was piloting that day was, just to emphasise the point, '033' now offered here. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED When the Bonhams team first saw '033' now offered here, displayed upon its plinth within the Collezione Maranello Rosso Museum at Falciano, its tangible impact struck us dumb. Some of us had seen its race wins back in 1978-79. In period the Ferrari 312 T3 with its utterly distinctive spearhead planform was widely acclaimed as being the most beautiful of all the Maranello 'T-car' Formula 1 designs with their transverse-shaft trasversale gearboxes centralising mass within their wheelbase length. Add to the car's good looks the engaging – and to many the no less handsome - contemporary charm of Argentine team driver Carlos Reutemann, plus the stupendous contemporary charisma of his French-Canadian team-mate Gilles Villeneuve, and this Ferrari 312 T3's jaw-dropping effect upon a bunch of real car enthusiasts becomes entirely understandable In fact this car - '033' - made its racing debut in the 1978 South African Grand Prix race at Kyalami, Johannesburg, on March 4 that year. Reutemann drove it, but a troubled practice period saw the brand-new car qualify only ninth on the starting grid. During the race Reutemann ran eighth for the first 27 laps, before being displaced by Alan Jones's Williams. However, on lap 55 team-mate Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari 312 T3 popped an oil union, larding the braking area into Crowthorne Corner at the end of the long hump-backed straight. Into the braking area sailed '033', Carlos Reutemann reporting: "I hit the brakes and it was like the car had broken, nothing happened". The car speared head-on through two rows of catch-fencing and stopped before hitting anything hard. Just as its driver was climbing out a fuel leak ignited, but the fire marshals soon smothered it. Ferrari ran a two-in, two-out race programme with their four and eventually five 312 T3 chassis. Carlos Reutemann reappeared in the repaired '033' at Zolder for the Belgian GP on May 21. The car was prepared with a narrow front track and he preferred it to the wider-track alternative for the race, starting from the front row of the grid, headed only by Andretti's Lotus 79 wing car. But on race day he missed his first gearshift from first to second, '033's hesitation triggering a multiple collision in its wake. Reutemann climbed back up the lap chart to slot into second place behind Mario's black JPS-Lotus. But into the closing laps the Ferrari's radial-ply Michelin tyres were wearing and Jacques Laffite's Ligier caught him into the last lap, to race side-by-side down the straight towards the chicane. Laffite was fractionally ahead on the left side of the track as the cars rushed into the braking area. But Reutemann took his normal line for the chicane, the Ferrari striking the Ligier which bounded over '033's front wheel. Both cars careered off the road into the sand. Reutemann smartly selected bottom gear and lit off for the finish line, but the stricken Ligier was out, its rear suspension deranged. Ronnie Peterson's Lotus had stolen by, meanwhile to make it a Lotus one-two result, with Reutemann in '033' claiming third and a share in the podium Champagne. Carlos qualified third fastest for the Spanish GP at Jarama on June 4, and ran third for 28 laps before having to pit for fresh Michelin tyres, rejoining ninth. He had recovered two places when – on lap 57 – '033' broke a half-shaft at the left-handed Le Mans turn. The car ran straight on, punched its way through two catch fences before somersaulting over the guardrail. Apart from seat-belt bruises, Reutemann emerged unhurt, and the Ferrari suffered only cosmetic damage after coming to rest bouncing gently at spectator head level, 'hammocked' in a catch-fence which had been beaten back at 45-degrees. The car was again combat-ready for the British GP at Brands Hatch on July 16. Carlos Reutemann qualified only eighth fastest in an unhappy practice period, complaining his Michelin tyres gave "no grip". Late on the Saturday evening new tyres arrived from France, S76 compound and higher-profile by 4cm at the front, 3cm at the rear. Ferrari's prospects did not look good as the race developed, with Villeneuve bringing-in his sister 'T3 after only ten laps to change its left-front tyre. But he had chosen to keep the original Michelin fronts, while Reutemann was running the new taller alternative. Mario Andretti led imperiously in his Lotus 79 until its Cosworth development engine burst. After 40 laps Niki Lauda's Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46 led by around 4 seconds from Reutemann in '033'. But into the closing stages Reutemann began to close the gap. The interval between Brabham-Alfa and Ferrari 312 T3 diminished, 3.1secs – 2.8 – 2.6... Lauda held it there for several laps, but with 20 remaining 'Lole' Reutemann was suddenly only a second behind Niki Lauda, and the stage seemed set for a classic duel to the chequered flag. On lap 59 the two red cars blared across the timing line nose-to-tail. Ripping into Clearways Corner for the 60th time Bruno Giacomelli's McLaren had Lauda right behind. The Italian held his line then waved Lauda through. The World Champion flicked his car left, but Giacomelli was now moving left himself. Niki Lauda had to lift off, and in an instant Carlos Reutemann, in '033' offered here, was through on the inside, past and gone. With six laps to go, Reutemann led by 4 seconds. Lauda launched one final attack, closing the gap to 2.2 secs. With four laps to run he set fastest race lap. But on that day Reutemann was not to be denied, nor flustered into a late mistake. Ferrari '033' flashed across the finish line to win, with Lauda's Brabham still more than a second adrift in second place. "For sure, it was the best drive of my life", the beaming Argentine exclaimed: "There was no time in the race when I could relax. Always I want to win the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. I see a gap there – and I fill it!" In the German GP at Hockenheim on July 30, Reutemann again ran '033' but could only qualify 12th and pulled out after 14 laps due to fuel vapourisation. The car was then kept as a team spare for the remainder of that season, but early in 1979 it was brought out for one last hurrah, back at Brands Hatch in England for the early-season non-Championship Race of Champions, on a very warm and sunny April 15. The car was to be driven there by Gilles Villeneuve, and he qualified third fastest behind Mario Andretti – almost inevitably on pole in his Lotus 79 – and Niki Lauda (again) in the latest Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT48. It was the Austrian who led for the opening eight laps when he had to call for fresh tyres. While he was delayed, Villeneuve briefly led in '033' (which again proved well suited to England's acrobatic circuit in the county of Kent). Mario then shouldered his way by to lead for 16 laps before slowing with numerous problems. Thereafter Ferrari's favourite French-Canadian simply dominated the race, drawing away from all pursuit to win handsomely from newcomer Nelson Piquet's Brabham-Alfa Romeo. This most significant – and mouth-wateringly beautiful – Grand Prix-winning Formula 1 Ferrari was sold by the factory on March 18, 1981, eventually to join Fabrizio Violati's Collezione Maranello Rosso in which it has been maintained and preserved on display ever since. He appeared in the car at the Ferrari 40th Anniversary celebration at Imola, unfortunately proving rather too exuberant in the cockpit and bending one of its front-suspension corners against an unyielding concrete barrier. The damage was quickly repaired and the car has since enjoyed single-seater pride of place in the Museum until this day. The car is offered absolutely as seen. It is in highly original, unspoiled aesthetic condition and will require expert assessment, investigation and re-commissioning work before it can run – and perhaps race – again. Here we are offering tangible history – the actual fabric once blasted past the chequered flag not only by its 3-litre flat-12 engine's 500-plus horsepower, but also by the innate abilities of two of Ferrari's most charismatic modern-era racing drivers. Carlos Reutemann and Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari's class car of the 1978 Formula 1 World Championship season – a Mauro Forghieri-masterminded Maranello masterpiece. Without reserve Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:17:48 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1962 FERRARI 250 GT SHORT-WHEELBASE SPECIALE AERODINAMICA SOLD SOLD SOLD US$ 6,875,000 (£4,120,990) including buyers premium. The Ex-Frederico Gatta, Robert Solomon 1962 FERRARI 250 GT SHORT-WHEELBASE SPECIALE AERODINAMICA Coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina Chassis no. 3615 *One of only four Aerodinamicas on 250 GT SWB chassis *Peerlessly luxurious lightweight 3-litre V12 two-seater *One of the most exclusive Ferraris by Pininfarina THE FERRARI 250 GT SWB SPECIALE AERODINAMICA During the turn of the 1950s to the 1960s, the Ferrari 250 GT family of Gran Turismo designs with their front-mounted 3-litre V12 engines provided the Maranello company with a firm foundation to expand their manufacturing volume. Limited production of the parallel Superamerica series of 4-litre V12-engined prestige models was continuing to satisfy what has been described as "the fastidiousness of a few perfectionists who demanded even more performance, comfort and refinement, and who wanted even more of an image of prestige and exclusivity than could be provided by the 'standard' Ferrari". In November 1960, at the Turin Salone dell'Automobile exhibition, Ferrari and Pininfarina had absolutely stunned the automotive world by releasing their breathtaking Superfast II model, launching an entirely new body shape for a fastidiously-detailed performance car, in effect an aerodynamically sleek Gran Turismo limousine... Ferrari authority Antoine Prunet has described the Superfast II as follows: "This experimental creation by the great Torinese coachbuilder was actually quite remarkable for the completely new style which it proposed. Born in a wind tunnel, this harmonious design resembled the profile of an airplane wing. The leading edge was, in fact, the nose of the car, in the middle of which was the air intake for the radiator, an ellipse of very reduced dimensions resembling that of several sports Ferraris. The trailing edge was represented by the rear deck, streamlined to a point, upon which converged the curves of the roof. The graceful curve of the hood, devoid of all harshness, was particularly remarkable, as was the shape of the windshield, whose posts, very noticeably curved inward, reinforced the effect.... This marvelous two-place Coupe can certainly be considered as one of the most significant examples of the art of coach building...". At the Geneva Salon of 1962 a Superfast III revision of the innovative, aerodynamic, high-performance limousine was unveiled, offering a more open 'greenhouse' cabin window treatment. A Superfast IV followed, but the design of Pininfarina's peerless 'Coupe Aerodinamica' would also be applied to only four, we believe, 250 GT Berlinettas with shorter 2.40-metre wheelbase – the Passo Corto or 250 GT SWB chassis length - of which this fine example is one. And it is from the Coupe Aerodinamica theme that the so-called GTO Prototype car was produced to compete at Le Mans in 1961, leading ultimately to the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO itself. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED To quote directly from the Collezione Maranello Rosso booklet on this startlingly beautiful aerodyne: "Enzo Ferrari used to welcome top politicians, sports heroes and entertainers to his kingdom at Maranello, when these Ferrari enthusiasts came to pick up their (new car) directly from the hand of its creator. Just three of these sports cars were ever built. Chassis no. '3615' was assembled like a bespoke suit – this was the one and only time that this colour appeared on a Ferrari – for one of the world's greatest car collectors, the Shah of Persia. This is a truly unique vehicle, an amalgam of a 250 SWB chassis and engine in a body specially designed by Pininfarina and inspired by the Superamerica model...". Well, ignore the delusory Shah of Persia attribution and puff, but - bodied in similar form to the 4-litre V12-engined Superamerica - this gorgeous example of Italianate automotive high fashion was supplied new in 1962 to businessman F. Gatta, finished to Pininfarina and Ferrari's highest standards and liveried in dark blue with tan interior upholstery and trim. Its Pininfarina body number was '99541', it has left-hand drive and its 'Special 400SA-type bodywork' with open headlights. Factory records indicate that the chassis was consigned to Carrozzeria Pininfarina's Turin plant on April 7, 1962, and it was signed off as complete on June 18,1962. In July that year it was repainted into 'Grigio Marrone Italver 20563 Acryl' livery. Its Maranello factory completion date is July 23, 1962, and its formal Certificato d'Origine was issued three days later, on July 26. It was sold new by SEFAC SpA on that same day to first owner Ferdinando Gatta, "born in Torino on 1st March 1919, resident at Strada Michele 8 in Moncalieri (Torino), Italy, price paid Italian Lire 6,950,000" as the illustrious Swiss Ferrari specialist and historian Marcel Massini's records describe. On August 29, 1962, the car was first registered on Turin license plates as 'TO 470900'. There is a Ferrari factory Assistenza Clienti record of it being serviced and maintained by them on October 1, 1965, factory order number '491', delivery note '486' and odometer reading then recorded as '49,337kms'. On April 18, 1966, the car was sold by first-owner Gatta to Evasio Arcangelo Ricaldone, "born in Pomaro Monferrato (Province of Alessandria) on the 3rd of August 1982, resident at Vicolo Mazzi 1 in Pomaro Monferrato". On April 22 the car was re-registered on Alessandria license plates as 'AL 136903'. Signor Ricaldone sold '3615 GT' offered here to its third owner on April 5, 1967. The car's lucky recipient was Antonina Pravata, "born in Mirabella Rocca Palumbo on the 30th January 1925, resident at Via Varese in Torino, Italy, price paid was Italian Lire 1,000,000". Eventually as the car became such a collectible icon of Ferrari history, it was exported from Italy into the USA by Luigi Chinetti Motors. Its new owner into the 1970s was Ferrari aficionado Robert Solomon, resident in Los Angeles, California. He sold it in 1977 to Donald L. Rose, also of California, and on February 6 that year it was advertised for sale in the 'Los Angeles Times' newspaper, the vendor being presented as Ferrari of San Diego. By that Fall the car had been acquired by Marvin L. Johnson of Dallas, Texas. The car's ownership was listed within the Ferrari Owners' Club USA records as being Mr Johnson from 1979-1983, although he had advertised it for sale in 1981. In September 1983 it was advertised for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 8 number 18, Mr Johnson describing it as having been mechanically rebuilt bumper-to-bumper, and featuring factory air conditioning, AM/FM cassette radio player, center console (still on the car today as a useful and well-matched after-market addition), power windows, two-tone gray leather seats with matching carpets, and white exterior. His asking price was US $59,500. Advertising continued to appear in subsequent Ferrari Market Letter editions until it was eventually sold to Stephen Barney's Foreign Cars Italia company in Greensboro, North Carolina. The following year saw it re-sold to Ed Waterman's Motorcar Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but before it could even be collected by them it was re-sold to Tom Davis of Fort Lauderdale. In 1985 it was then acquired by Canadian collector and connoisseur David Cohen of Vancouver, British Columbia. At some stage the car lost its original engine, serial '3615 GT', which in July 1988 was owned individually by John Ridings Lee in Dallas, Texas. On November 22, 1991, Bob LeFlufy of Autoclassic Restorations in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, advertised this gorgeously restored Aerodinamica in the 'Toronto Globe & Mail' newspaper – described as (again according to Marcel Massini's incredibly detailed marque records) "special body in immaculate condition, owned by one of their principals since 1986...". By February 1992 the original engine was with Richard Freshman of Chatsworth, California, and in April 1992 '3615 GT' itself was offered for sale again, this time by Garry Roberts of Costa Mesa, California. His asking price was US $750,000. By December 1992 in the Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 17 number 25, it was offered again – "dark blue paint with parchment interior, asking price US $500,000...". In 1993 it was then registered 'VYJ 850' in England and it was sold by the Bonhams team – then Brooks Auctioneers – in the October 26, 1993 Earls' Court, London, Sale. During that period of deep recession within the classic car market, '3615 GT' passed to Talacrest Ltd of Egham, England, who advertised it for sale yet again in the Ferrari Market Letter, Volume 19 number 4, described as bing "dark blue with tan hides and carpets, the fourth and last 250 GT SWB with 400 Super America-style coachwork, asking price US $400,000". It was then that the car was acquired by Fabrizio Violati for his Collezione Maranello Rosso in San Marino. When Fabrizio Violati passed away in January 2010, he had owned '3615 GT' for the preceding 16 years, and it has since continued to be maintained and preserved upon display as one of the jewels of his surviving Collezione Maranello Rosso. Today the car is offered with its long-installed replacement engine, but as a long-term Museum exhibit it certainly merits careful expert inspection and proper re-commissioning both mechanically and cosmetically to proper health. The car presents extremely well – in its shape, furnishing, and colour choice it is simply beautiful. Settle into its pale-tan or cream leather upholstered driver's seat and the commanding view forward – with 0-8,000rpm tachometer dial on the left of the dash panel and 0-300km/h speedometer upon the right – is just majestic. Aquamarine-blue topped pull switches dominate the cream leather centre console, contrasting gorgeously against the hide colour, and in every hand-stitched detail '3615 GT's furnishing, with its expansive rear deck beneath the 'fastback' rear screen, is just an opulent delight, as is the pile-textured parallel-quilted headlining. Back in June 1963, 'Road & Track' magazine road tested a related 400 Superamerica and recorded maximum speeds of 58.5mph in first gear, 83.7mph in second, 115.3mph in third and 179.6mph in fourth with overdrive engaged. The test car weighed a hefty 3,710lbs, and the 250 GT SWB variant presented here is expected to be considerably lighter, with the more nimble 3.0 litre motor and its performance would probably lie in a comparable bracket. So not only does the car combine its gloriously sleek Aerodinamica looks with luxurious accommodation and style, but also with – for an effectively two-seat limousine - quite prodigious street performance. What's more, '3615 GT' offered here possesses the extra cachet of being based upon a 250 GT SWB chassis frame, and its familial relationship to the competition-bred GT SWB 3-litre V12 cars is an important plus. As it stands – and with the possibility of it being reunited with its long-since exchanged original engine – this very rare, immensely attractive and most desirable Ferrari Aerodinamica by Pininfarina would certainly be the envy of every other country club member should the new owner purr up to the clubhouse in such eye-popping luxurious Italianate splendor. Here is Pininfarina style and flair at its finest. Without reserve Saleroom notices: Bonhams is pleased to announce that the original engine for 3615 (numero interno 314/62E) has been located and will be included with the sale of the car. For further information, please contact the department. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:15:35 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1953 FERRARI 250 MILLE MIGLIA BERLINETTA Sold for US$ 7,260,000 (£4,351,765) including buyers premium. The Ex-Phil Hill, Bill Devin, Count Vittorio Zanon 1953 FERRARI 250 MILLE MIGLIA BERLINETTA Chassis no. 0312 MM Engine no. 0312 MM US$ 9,000,000 - 12,000,000 £5,395,000 - 7,193,000(change) To be sold without reserve Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:10:33 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1958 FERRARI 250 GT SERIES 1 CABRIOLET SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 6,820,000 (£4,088,022) including buyers premium. The 1957 Turin Show, Ex-Carlos Kauffman 1958 FERRARI 250 GT SERIES 1 CABRIOLET Coachwork by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina Chassis no. 0759 GT Engine no. 0759 GT *1957 Turin Salone dell'Automobile show car * Open early Ferrari Pinin Farina Cabriolet - with detachable hardtop * Early central-American history in Venezuelan ownerships * Fresh from 23 years in the Collezione Maranello Rosso Museum THE FERRARI 250GT SERIES 1 CABRIOLET It is to the emergent, dynamic and at the time only two-year-old Italian coachbuilding company, Carrozzeria Boano, that credit should go for reviving 1950s interest in Cabriolet convertible coachwork upon Ferrari chassis. The very first 250 GT Cabriolet was built by Boano in time for the 1956 Geneva Salon de l'Automobile exhibition. Its unveiling there coincided with that of the first Ferrari to launch genuine series production – a Pinin Farina Coupe built in a small production series by the same Boano company. Boano's Cabriolet was subsequently displayed by Luigi Chinetti – Ferrari's legendary American East Coast importer – at the New York Show. The car found a ready buyer, and meantime Pinin Farina had taken notice of interest in these convertible cars, producing its own Cabriolet that was launched to the public at the following year's Geneva Salon, in March 1957. This very functional and rather sporty-looking styling exercise featured a functional notch in the crest of the left-side door, to give space for the driver's elbow while the waistline thereafter kicked-up into the rear fender peak. While that dream car was finished in Italian red for its debut, it was quickly resprayed green and became Ferrari's British works driver Peter Collins's personal car. It was subsequently fitted by Dunlop with British-made disc brakes – and they in turn would be adapted one day to enhance a works-team Testa Rossa sports-racing machine. Pinin Farina continued to develop the notion of a 3-litre V12-engined Ferrari Cabriolet, first with a rather exotic and even more sporty-looking Spyder, followed by a more sober prototype street version. The group of four Speciale 250 GT Cabriolet prototypes finally culminated in a green-finished example, sold to Prince Saddrudin Aga Khan in May 1957. The first 'true production' 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina was then delivered in mid-summer 1957 to American, Mr Oscar 'Ozzie' Olson, later sponsor of the Indy-racing Olsonite Eagles. His Cabriolet's flanks were devoid of the air vents that had adorned the preceding prototypes, and this more discreet style was adopted for the vast majority of the 20-plus examples which quickly followed. The basis of these early Cabriolets was the same chassis frame/engine aggregate which had under-pinned the 1956-58 Coupe cars. During the summer of 1958 a new, more sporting convertible was introduced as the 250 GT California, but the Series 1 Cabriolet, such as the simply outstanding example offered here, remained the open street Ferrari of choice for the truly discriminating, and perhaps temperamentally less extrovert, less flamboyant, more discreet of Ferrari's contemporary, up-market, clientele... Here was a Cabriolet for a customer of real taste. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED This particularly magnificent Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet S1 Pinin Farina is chassis serial '0759 GT'. It is a very early example, being only the eighth of some 40 units built overall. Its chassis frame was delivered to the Pinin Farina plant on September 9, 1957, and upon its completion with this strikingly handsome body it was promptly (and so justifiably) exhibited at the 39th Salone dell'Automobile in Turin's Valentino Park exhibition hall, from October 30-November 10 that year. In January, 1958, this Cabriolet was then shipped to the Venezuelan Ferrari importer, Carlo Kauffman, in the central-American state's capital city of Caracas. It was registered there on Venezuelan plates 'NC 6159'. The car was pictured in the factory's official 1959 Ferrari Yearbook, whose compilers every year made much of the burgeoning marque's global appeal. Study the car's gorgeously preserved tan leather and honeyed carpeting today and one can imagine just how cool and stylish it must have seemed to Carlos Kauffman and his eager clienti as they sampled '0759 GT' here on the broad sun-soaked boulevards of Venezuela's then booming, already oil-rich, capital city... Caracas itself had grown in economic importance during Venezuela's oil boom of the early 20th Century. By the 1950s, the sprawling city had blossomed through an intensive modernization programme that continued throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s. The dramatic change in the economic structure of the country, which went from being primarily agricultural to becoming focused upon oil production, had stimulated rapid development and Carlos Kauffman found ready interest amongst his friends and neighbours within the upper-tier of Caraquenian (Caracas) society. Included within the file accompanying this outstanding Cabriolet, are a lavishly-decorated Venezuelan registration certificate, and also a copy of a sales agreement later struck for the car between Luiz Perez Dupuy and his wife Carmen Pietri de Perez Dupuy on the one hand, and Gustavo A. Gutierrez on the other. The document cites the car's colour at that time as having been 'verde' – green – and the sale price as 80,000 Venezuelan Bolivares. Senor Gustavo Guttierez retained the car in Venezuela until 1986, when it was offered for sale, by that time being described as painted red. Ultimately, in 1991 – 23 long years ago - it was acquired by the great Italian enthusiast Fabrizio Violati and inducted into his Collezione Maranello Rosso displays in the tiny, and-locked, Italian-encircled Republic of San Marino. There the car graced Fabrizio Violati's exhibition halls, restored in the white paint finish it still retains and fully equipped with a well-made but probably not contemporary white-painted hardtop, which actually exhibits most attractive louvre detailing. We understand that the car was started-up and run from time to time, and it is pictured in colour on pages 54 and 55 of the Collezione Maranello Rosso book 'Ferrari 250 – Le Ferrari a San Marino' written and compiled by the acknowledged 250 GT-series authority, French expert Jess G. Pourret. Today this magnificently imposing Cabriolet is offered with a lovely patina of well-preserved age, its exterior Bianco paintwork providing a striking counterpoint to its luscious, believed original, thick, supple and just exquisite Pelle Naturale Conolly leather upholstery. The ignition lock and switch panel are integrated in a neat bright-metal panel topping the thickly-carpeted central transmission tunnel, just behind the leather-booted gearshift with its adjacent – and in 1960s Caracas no doubt much-used and appreciated – chromium-lidded ashtray. The dash panel is neat and functional, yet still discreetly stylish, with its central ancillary instruments flanked by 'just-the-right-sized' multi-coloured warning lights. Beneath the hood, the Cabriolet's 3-litre V12-cylinder engine exhibits undoubtedly original engine numbering, punched cleanly and of course in the correct period serif type-face, into the normal ground boss at the right-rear of the block/crankcase casing. The car is as factory-specified, with Tipo 508C chassis and gearbox, and engine Tipo 128C. The carburettor set-up beneath the typical period air filter pack comprises triple twin-choke Weber 36DCL instruments. The engine bay is tidy and in good order but after its years of museum display it is understandably not in concours condition. Relatively modest attention, valeting and fine detailing would undoubtedly elevate the manner in which the car presents under the hood. The delightful coachwork is Pinin Farina's contemporary Job No '19454', still featuring its original-style front bumperettes and covered headlights. The trunk is dark-brown carpeted and carries a spare Borrani wire wheel shod with a period Pirelli tyre – itself these days something of a desperately rare museum item. What appears to be an original period tool-roll within the boot contains mostly non-original – but still useful – tools, while an original Riganti, Varese, pillar jack has survived beside them. Of all these wonderful road-going Ferraris from Fabrizio Violati's Collezione Maranello Rosso, this ex-Carlos Kauffman, 1958 Turin Show car, has proved one of the most admired by our specialist – and immensely experienced – Bonhams team members. It radiates a palpable aura of La Dolce Vita – of a romantic by-gone lifestyle – of a particularly sophisticated international jet-set whose discretion in all things would have kept their names, and their lifestyles, just below that borderline at which gossip columnists might begin to take notice... By any standards, technical, historical, sociological, '0759 GT' offered here is indeed a lovely, lovely automobile... Without reserve Footnotes Please note this vehicle is subject to Import Duty should it remain in the US. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:31:01 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1962 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA SOLD SOLD SOLD for $38,115,000 (Winning Bid: $34,650,000 plus 10% Buyers Commission of $3,465,000) This car did not meet the expectations of the media reports surrounding this sale the last few weeks, but it was a spectacular amount of money anyway. Rarefied air indeed! The Ex-Jo Schlesser/Henri Oreiller, Paolo Colombo, Ernesto Prinoth, Fabrizio Violati 1962-63 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA Chassis no. 3851GT Engine no. 3851GT Estimates for this rarefied collector car have been as high as $60,000,000 to $70,000,000 USD To be sold without reserve. Coachwork by Carrozzeria Scaglietti * Offered fresh from the 49 years in a single family ownership * Fabulously successful early Italian mountain-climb competition history * Direct provenance includes 2nd place overall in the 1962 Tour de France * More a maintained car than a restored car – active all its long life * A proven historic and vintage race winning car * One of the best-known and most often raced GTOs of them all The Ferrari 250 GT 'Omologato' needs little introduction as the most iconic, most habitable, street-useable, race-winning, World Championship-winning – and simply gorgeous – closed two-seat Coupe car from the world-famous Maranello factory. The GTO was developed to contest the 1962 3-litre class FIA GT World Championship series of classical endurance racing events. Selective production at Maranello and in the Scaglietti body plant in Modena ran on through the 1963 FIA GT World Championship and – sure enough – the Ferrari 250 GTO won the World title both seasons in succession. Over the long decades since then, the Ferrari 250 GTO has commanded ever-increasing interest from the car connoisseur and art investor alike. Valuable levels have been achieved by the relatively few examples that have come to market over the past 20 years. What we are privileged to be offering here is nothing less than GTO chassis serial '3851GT', fresh from the longest-term single ownership of any one of these mouth-watering, completely desirable and much-coveted Berlinettas. Overall, the Ferrari factory manufactured 39 cars which may be considered within the rarefied 'GTO' family. Four of the core group of 35 cars with 1962-63 style bodywork were later converted into lower, flatter, longer-nosed GTO/64 body form. So 31 of the 250GTO/62-63 series have survived, of which only 28 cars have the 3-litre V12 engine as true '250'GTOs, and three 4-litre V12 engines as '330'GTOs. Here we offer the 17th of the 3-litre true 250GTOs, first completed and campaigned right at the end of the 1962 International race season, and then as rebuilt fresh and ready for a new ownership, and a resumed career, in 1963. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED Ferrari 250GTO chassis '3851GT' offered here was acquired by young Italian enthusiast Fabrizio Violati 49 years ago, in 1965. He was scion of a wealthy family with considerable business interests in agriculture and mineral water bottling and distribution under the brand name Ferrarelle. In essence the genial, hard driving Roman became the fourth owner that '3851GT' had had during its young life. The car was the 19th Ferrari GTO to be completed and invoiced by the Maranello factory, having been signed-off initially there on September 11, 1962. Since two of the preceding examples had been 330 GTOs with 4-litre engines instead of the GT-homologated 3-litre '250' units it may be regarded as the 17th 250 GTO. It was finished in metallic pale grey with lengthwise red, white and blue centerline stripes and was collected by its first owner, the experienced and rugged 34-year-old French privateer Jo Schlesser. He committed it immediately to competition in the annual Tour de France Automobile, run that year from September 15-23. Schlesser was to co-drive the car with his 36 year-old friend Henri Oreiller. While Schlesser was then building his reputation as a leading French circuit-racer, the Parisian Oreiller was already a national celebrity. He had been a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War, and took up competitive skiing after 1945. He was nicknamed the 'Parisian of Val d'Isere' or 'The Madman of the Downhill' and – representing France in 1948 at the first postwar Winter Olympics in St Moritz – he won two gold medals and a bronze, to become the Games' most successful athlete. He won the flagship Downhill ski race with a time fully four seconds faster than the silver medalist, added a second gold medal in the combined event and then a bronze in the special slalom. He competed in the 1950 World Championships at Aspen, Colorado, finishing fourth there in the newly introduced giant slalom. He also competed in the 1952 Winter Olympics at Oslo, Norway, before retiring from competitive skiing at the age of 26 – to pursue his alternative interest in motor racing and rallying. The route of the 1962 Tour de France Automobile comprised some 5,500kms - 3,418 miles – and the event would be decided by circuit races at Rouen-les-Essarts, Le Mans, Albi, Clermont-Ferrand, round-the-houses in Pau, at Reims-Gueux and in Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps. Add grueling against-the-clock hill-climbs at Mont d'Or, the Col de Braus, Mont Ventoux, Chamrousse and Mont Revard – plus punishing public-road grinds within strict time limits between venues and the magnitude of this amazing test of man and machine is self-evident. Twelve assorted Ferrari 250 GTs disputed top honours. Drivers of the latest GTOs were favourites to win, but as model authority Jess Pourret observed: "First of all the GTO drivers were all out for the kill and they took chances at times that the car couldn't take. Meanwhile (Andre) Simon....determined to win after so many years of trying hard, had his already year-old (250GT SWB) completely overhauled at SEFAC and drove with minute attention to details. For once, he controlled his strong aggressiveness and ended up winning in front of the GTO of Oreiller and Schlesser (in '3851GT'), who had divided the work, one doing the hill climbs, the other the circuits...". For the French privateers this debut success in their new car was a great result, but second time out – at Montlhéry Autodrome in the October 7 Coupes du Salon race meeting poor Henri Oreiller crashed fatally. The car was badly damaged after hitting a trackside building, and a mourning Jo Schlesser returned it to the factory for repair to as-new condition and subsequent re-sale. While that accident occurred on October 7, 1962, the factory repair of '3851GT' progressed rapidly through the following winter and the car was sold to a new Italian owner, Paolo Colombo, in time to reappear as early as April 7, 1963, in national hill-climb competition. Paolo Colombo was an enthusiastic gentleman driver who contested that year's Italian national championship hill-climb series under the Scuderia Trentina banner. His Ferrari 250 GTO debut was made on April 7 at the near-unpronounceable VI Stallavena-Boscochiesanuova hill-climb, in which he set third fastest time in his class and placed 7th fastest overall. He then competed in no fewer than 14 further hill-climb rounds during that summer-into-Fall season. In '3815GT' now offered here he scored Gran Turismo class victories in 12 of those events, many of them at venues whose fame is written deeply into the history of European motor sport. These outstandingly challenging and prominent climbs are presented in italics in the following list of Colombo's wins with '3851GT': Castell'Arquarto-Vernasca, Bologna-Raticosa, the Coppa Consuma, in the major Alpen-Bergpreis at Rossfeld (Germany), in the Coppa Asiago, Vezzana-Casina, Bolzano-Mendola, Trento-Bondone, Trieste-Opicina, Aosta-Pila, Cividale-Castelmonte, Ascoli-San Marco and Coppa Fagioli 'climbs. At the towering Mont Ventoux in southern France, Paolo Colombo made a tiny error during his 13-mile climb and for once '3851GT' was beaten into only second place in class... At the end of that year fellow amateur owner/driver Ernesto Prinoth made Colombo an irresistible offer for his ultra-successful '3851GT' and into 1964 he, as its new owner, embarked upon an energetic programme of mixed hill-climbing and circuit racing. Born in 1923, Ernesto Prinoth was a highly regarded businessman/engineer who relaxed at the weekends by indulging his interest in motor sport. He had launched his automotive garage business in Gröden in 1951 and during the winters spent much of his time amongst the ski fraternity at Val Gardena. Fascinated by snow vehicles, he began developing mechanized snow groomers and produced his first P60 prototype in 1962. Sno-cats and snow groomer production followed and Prinoth AG survives to this day and is highly-regarded within its field. Ernesto Prinoth competed in Formula 1 racing during 1961-62, driving his privately-owned Lotus-Climax 18 as a Scuderia Dolomiti and later Scuderia Jolly Club entry. He then gave up single-seater racing to campaign this ex-Colombo Ferrari 250 GTO '3851GT' under the Scuderia Dolomiti Bolzano banner. Starting at Stallavena-Boscochiesanuova on April 5, 1964, and ending the year by winning his class yet again in the Preis von Tyrol aerodrome race at Innsbruck, Austria, on October 4, he won his GT Category six more times – at the major Trento-Bondone and Trieste-Opicina 'climbs, and in the Coppa Citta Asiago, the Trofeo Amoco, and at Cividale-Castelmonte. Ernesto Prinoth also won his class and placed second overall in the year's Preis von Wien circuit race at Aspern aerodrome outside Vienna, Austria, and set second fastest GT time at the Coppa Consuma. On September 6, 1964, he returned to International circuit racing in the important hour-long Coppa Inter-Europa GT race supporting that year's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza Autodrome. During the race he crashed '3851GT', rolling it into the trackside undergrowth. Its cabin roof caved-in, its body panels were extensively dented but the undergrowth cushioned the worst of the impact. The damage proved to be largely cosmetic and within a mere three weeks '3851GT' was repaired to raceworthy trim in time for Prinoth to re-prepare it in his engineering workshops in time to score that circuit-racing class win and to finish second overall in the Innsbruck aerodrome race. It was during the following winter into 1965 that Prinoth considered whether his successful, but now well-used and decreasingly competitive 250 GTO, should either be cannibalized for its V12 engine to be used in a racing power boat, or to sell it complete. Fabrizio Violati stepped forward as an eager young buyer. A racing fan from childhood, he had been born in Rome on June 17, 1935. He joined the family firm after earning a degree in geology, and became general manager of the business, which produced and marketed such mineral water brands as Sangemini and the innovative, naturally-carbonated Ferrarelle: "Still, sparkling, or Ferrarelle?" as TV advertisements caroled into the 1970s. The company would eventually be sold to Danone in 1987. Fabrizio Violati's love affair with Ferrari had been sparked as far back as 1947 when – as an 11-year-old spectator – he had seen Franco Cortese score the new Ferrari marque's first-ever race victory, handling the prototype V12 Ferrari 125S in the Rome Grand Prix at Caracalla. Violati's own competition career had a far more humble beginning, with the 16-year old perfecting barrel-jumping on his Vespa scooter. When a friend sent photographs to manufacturer Piaggio of Fabrizio clearing no fewer than 12 large wine casks in one mighty leap, they engaged him as a works rider. He won his class in the Vespa Campionato Italiano di Regolarità, and in 1959 began hill-climbing competitively in a four-wheeled Fiat 600 saloon. He progressed to an Abarth 750 in 1960 only to hurt himself badly in a crash that hospitalised him for six months and triggered a 'no more motor sport' ban from his family. Ernesto Prinoth agreed to sell Violati the 250 GTO, for 2,500,000 Lire – then around $4,000 US or £1,400 Sterling, equating to around £22,000/$33,500 today. That Bill of Sale exists to this day and forms part of the car's history file. The young Roman didn't tell his family, and he always claimed that – to prevent his parents discovering what he had done – he would only take his GTO out at night. The car, then as now – 49 long years later - carried its original Modena licence plates: 'MO 80576'. During the early 1970s, Fabrizio Violati concentrated his spare-time competitiveness upon sailing. He entered a radical Carcano-designed lightweight boat 'Vihuela' as part of the Italian challenge at the 1975 50th anniversary Admiral's Cup regatta, only to be foiled by too light winds and a millpond sea. From 1974 forward he began to acquire further Ferraris, initially garaged in various locations around Rome. The competitive urge still burned bright, and from 1979 he took up Historic racing in '3851GT' and an older 250 GT Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta that he had added to his growing collection. Entering his cars under the Scuderia Campidoglio Motori banner, Violati became 1985 European FIA Historic Champion. He would also win the 1989 Targa Florio Autostoriche event in Sicily, and in between times 1980-84 he also entered full-blown World Championship endurance races with his Scuderia Bellancauto 512 BBLM, including appearances in the Le Mans 24-Hours and the Monza and Mugello 1,000-Kilometres. Characteristically, Fabrizio Violati always raced just for the fun of it. He drove hard, and very fast, and always pushed even his Historic cars to the limit and beyond, apparently oblivious to their fast appreciating monetary value... In 1984 Enzo Ferrari himself summoned Violati to Maranello and tasked him with forming the Ferrari Club Italia. Such was the mutual respect between the two that in 1989, when Violati opened his Collection to the public under one roof in the Republic of San Marino, Mr Ferrari approved his use of the title Collezione Maranello Rosso. In between energetic Historic race outings, '3851GT' was maintained and preserved on display there for many years, until in 2000 the complete Collection was re-housed into purpose-built premises between San Marino and the Italian coastal resort city of Rimini. Afflicted by ill health in later years, Fabrizio Violati passed away on January 22, 2010, aged 74. He was deeply mourned within the Ferrari world as a most pleasant and engaging acquaintance, looking somewhat piratical with his greying beard and Tyrolean hat, characterized by one friend as having "something of the Spaghetti Western anti-hero about his craggy, tanned features and the cheroot perpetually clamped in the corner of his mouth. It's hard to imagine there are many others in his position who would show the same respect for the petrol pump attendant as for the President, nor earn as much respect in return..." As offered here, this great Italian enthusiast's long-cherished Ferrari 250 GTO '3851GT' remains in its road-race/rally configuration as campaigned by its owner for 45 years until his death in 2010, and since as retained by his nearest and dearest within the Collezione Maranello Rosso. It is rigged with side-exit exhausts rather than the standard long tail-pipe system, and upon recent start-up after expert inspection and assessment, its race-tuned exhaust note is distinctively crisp, sharp (and particularly ear-splitting). We recommend, of course, detailed preparation before a new owner might choose to exercise this particular Prancing Horse in earnest, but what an automotive jewel it really is. These Ferrari 250 GTOs were built to be wielded as a competitive weapon of war. They were not show ponies to be studied contemplatively and their lines admired. They were racing cars in which functionality was foremost, their undeniable beauty and the highest possible regard of all those who competed in them being regarded as purely coincidental. Such functionality coincided most fortuitously with these now-legendary cars proving equally happy as high-speed, peerlessly nimble, point-to-point transport on the public road. Warrior drivers at both works team and private level built these cars' double World Championship-winning legend. The vast majority of the 250GTOs produced and unleashed in serious International competition were used, and abused, and dented, and dinged, and repaired and re-deployed – several of them many times over. Never forget that not all of the contemporary GTO owners were wealthy sporting gentleman expressing themselves in competition. Many were serious professional racing drivers and committed, hugely-experienced owner/entrants to whom the GTO was just their latest working tool, a machine with which to earn start, prize and bonus pay for its purchase and subsequent upkeep, and to earn their living. This mouth-watering example began its long life by carrying its future Formula 1 driver, and Olympic double-Gold Medallist co-driver, to second place in the 1962 Tour de France Automobile. After poor Henri Oreiller's fatal accident at Montlhery, second time out, '3851GT' was completely rebuilt as new by the Ferrari factory, and within brief months was back in ferocious competition, in the fresh hill-climbing hands of second owner Paolo Colombo. Into 1964 it passed into the world-class engineering hands of third owner Ernesto Prinoth – another fierce Italian competitor who used, abused, crashed, repaired and raced the ageing car again. And then – come 1965 – this gorgeously mature (and experienced) lady was rescued from possible cannibalization, by Ferrari enthusiast Fabrizio Violati. In his genuinely enthusiastic and frequently active ownership, and in that - since his 2010 death - of his Estate, '3851GT' has ever since been preserved, maintained, exercised and adored... No other Ferrari 250 GTO has remained in one effective ownership for so long – 1965-2014 – 49 long years. Now it is time for a new custodian to acquire and enjoy her. Without reserve Footnotes: Please note this vehicle is subject to Import Duty should it remain in the US. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:29:47 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 858,000 (£514,299) including buyers premium. 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina Chassis no. 12655 Engine no. 12655 * Highly original example of a rare high-performance two-seat Coupe * Original paint, furnishing and interior trim * Refined 4.4-litre V12-cylinder engine * Over thirty years in preservation and museum display US$ 750,000 - 1 million £450,000 - 600,000 To be sold without reserve Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:16:37 EST SOLD Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Airplanes, Boats and Big Rigs on : 1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT SOLD SOLD SOLD for US$ 572,000 (£342,866) including buyers premium. 1969 FERRARI DINO 206 GT Chassis no. 00338 Engine no. 00338 US$ 500,000 - 700,000 £300,000 - 420,000 To be sold without reserve Coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina/Scaglietti Chassis no. 00338 Engine no. 00338 * Race-proved Berlinetta with transverse rear-engined V6 technology * Highly-original long-preserved museum-standard car * Now very rare opportunity to acquire this miniaturized GT Ferrari Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:05:17 EST Collector Cars for sale at Auction : SPITFIRE 1977 SPITFIFE -68,000 MILES - TAHITI BLUE -GOOD CONDITION Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:23:00 EST