The F512 M is considered the Testarossa at its pinnacle, the last of Ferrari’s analog flat-12 supercars. After three decades, the car can still snap necks even while standing still. The F512 M continued the Testarossa / 512TR evolution, and Ferrari would make just 501 of this final version before sunsetting its flat-12 supercar series. Demand was high for the 75 cars sent to the U.S., and RM Sotheby’s Miami auction in December is offering #52, a two-owner model from the Youngtimer Collection with 10,200 miles. The pre-sale estimate is $400,000-$450,000.
Here’s your opportunity to bid on a very important part of Ferrari history. A one-of-a-kind 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico, originally owned by Italian nobleman Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata will be auctioned by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach, with a pre-sale estimate of $4M-$5M for this rare gem, described as “perhaps the finest original and best-preserved example extant.”
Ferrari’s long-awaited Purosanque SUV, scheduled for launch in early 2022, is not the marque’s first “family” car. Ferrari’s discontinued GTC4 Lusso was preceded by a number of “2+2” coupes; notably its 250 GTE Series, introduced in 1960. RM Sotheby’s will offer two at Scottsdale: a silver 1963 Series III and a red 1962 Series II.
The 599 GTB Fiorano design by Jason Castriotta at Pininfarina channeled 50 years of Ferrari spirit. There probably is not a better bang-for-the-buck V-12 model in the Ferrari catalog than the 599 GTB.
Getting a 918 Spyder when new was difficult, as just 918 of these hypercars were made. It cost $845,000 before options. Getting one today is not much easier. The RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction in late May sold this 2015 model for $1.182m, right around the middle of its of $1m-$1.25m pre-sale estimate.
The Ferrari Testarossa burst onto the scene for 1985, starring in Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson. It competed against Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck, his famous mustache and Ferrari 308 GTS. The Testarossa is an iconic 1980s wild child that belongs in every Ferrari collection.
At the 2020 Scottsdale Auction, RM Sotheby’s is offering a 2017 Ferrari F12berlinetta that happens be one of the 70 offered with a 70th-Anniversary livery. It is just 109 miles from new. The pre-sale estimate is $400k-$450k.
Automobili Pininfarina’s 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar, the Battista will be sold in the U.S. The company said it would build just 150 of the $2m+ cars, splitting the allocation three ways between Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
The 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, based on the 599 GTB and with just 80 built, exemplifies that continuing devotion to the ultra-special car for the most dedicated customers. Those clients, Ferrari knows, understand they are purchasing rare automotive artworks, which are usually pre-sold even before they’re unveiled to the public.