A Walking Status Symbol: Ferrari
Potentially one of the most coveted, prestigious luxury cars to own on the planet. It is a walking status symbol, with its elegant design and powerful engine combined with the prancing horse on a yellow backdrop that’s admired by so many, it’s easy to see why the ‘most expensive’ list of cars ever sold at auctions is dominated by Ferrari. Ferrari’s entry into the market has only added to the prestigious reputation of Italian luxury car manufacturers in years gone by and years to come. Many assume that Ferrari’s illustrious timeline started in 1947, however its roots can be traced back to 1929 when Enzo Ferrari formed the Scuderia Ferrari racing team. The company innovated and formed an extraordinary brand loyalty from that point on. They continued to flourish after the death of their captivatingly charismatic owner, Enzo in 1988, with an innovative design team producing new releases such as the F50 in recent years, along with their classic models such as the California; a vehicle still sought after by millions all over the world.
A Spectacle to Behold: The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C
This car needs no introduction. Being one of only 12 GTB/Cs built; this Ferrari retains its original chassis, body, and engine after being beautifully restored and maintained by Motion Pictures Inc, making this car extremely rare in its current condition. This is an illustration of the ultimate evolution of the single-cam Ferrari Berlinetta. Make no mistake though, this car was a custom-built race car; it was never designed for purely aesthetic reasons, with the roaring V-12 engine being substantial proof of this. The 275 was raced in Italy between 1966 and 1970 with numerous class and overall wins, including a victory in the well-respected Catania-Etna Hill Climb, August 1968 under its belt. The car is complemented with an extensive history file, original tool roll, books, and literature documented by world famous Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini.
A Chance to Purchase: Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach Auction
Since the 1950’s, Pebble Beach has been renowned for classic car enthusiasts to go and part with their cash in exchange for some of the finest classic cars available anywhere in the world. The 2017 Gooding & Co Pebble Beach auction is no exception, with the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C set to go under the hammer on August 18th and 19th. It is one of the most expensive cars in the lot with a high estimate of $16 million.