Car collectors heading to Monterey Car Week in August will have plenty of treasures vying for their money, including two 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS models in very different condition offered at the RM Sotheby’s auction. A restored blue car originally owned by artist James Wyeth looks like it just drove off the showroom floor, and it has won many awards. A silver 330 GTS offered will need restoration. It’s one of 20 rare Ferrari that sat in a Florida barn for years before Hurricane Charley destroyed the building in 2004. The Ferrari then sat in an Indianapolis warehouse until this year. Offered at no reserve, it will definitely be going to a new home.
For those who have ever argued whether the 1968-1974 Dino was a “real” Ferrari, rest assured, it is. The debate was rooted in Enzo Ferrari’s decision to name the sports car for his son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who died in 1956. The young engineer had provided inspiration and technical input for a race-winning V6 engine that, a decade later, powered this pivotal road car in the Ferrari lineage. It was the exotic automaker’s first mid-engine model and the progenitor of a line that continues today. Recent near-million-dollar auction sales for Dinos have drawn attention.
The Ferrari California’s cabin was premium luxury all the way, but with a layout that hewed more closely to contemporary luxury GTs than the more purist performance themes seen in Ferrari’s other models. As with other Ferraris, of course, customers could avail themselves to a wide range of personalization options.
The Cavallino Classic 2020 is coming soon in Palm Beach, FL. Far more than a series of shows, displays and concours judging, the Cavallino Classic is a true enthusiast-based event. While certainly focused on Ferrari, other distinguished marques are prominently celebrated, this year celebrating the 110th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.
The Ferrari 275 GTS was positioned as the more comfortable everyday driver. Its interior appointments were a bit more luxurious, with fully adjustable and more accommodating bucket seats, plus more luggage space. The 275 GTS that sold at the Mecum Monterey auctioned for $1.1m (pre-sale estimate was $1.1m-$1.4m).
There’s no denying the excitement when Ferrari unveils a new model. Maranello didn’t disappoint at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September when it introduced the 2018 Portofino, successor to the California model that had been offered since 2009.