Scheduled for Thursday January 16th and Friday January 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. both days, the RM Sotheby’s auction will present a diverse selection of nearly 170 fine collector vehicles, ranging from the prewar era to the blindingly fast supercars of the present.
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).
Ferrari built its reputation on dual-purpose machines, the sports and GT cars one could drive on the road during the week and to the track on the weekend. There were more comfort-oriented models, such as the 250 GT Lusso, but the 250’s immediate successor, the 275 GTB and 275 GTB/4, skewed closer to the pure sports car side of the family.