significant Pininfarina-styled Ferrari sports cars with
their design and production spread over three decades will
be offered for sale on Friday by Gooding & Co during its
Amelia Island Auction.
Strengthening the European character of the company’s debut
Amelia Island Auction, the automobili belissime being
offered includes the four distinctive Ferraris – a 1965 500
Superfast Coupe, a 1968 330 GTS, a 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Berlinetta, and a 1985 288 GTO. These four Pininfarina
designs join a number of other rare collector cars being
offered by Gooding & Company on the grounds of the Amelia
Island Plantation at 5 p.m. on March 12, including the
previously-announced 1938 Peugeot Darl’Mat Roadster and 1939
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS.
“Pininfarina has created some of the most beautiful
automotive forms in history and the examples we’re
presenting in Amelia Island are among the benchmarks of
these designs,” says David Gooding, president and founder of
Gooding & Company.
Ferrari by Pininfarina
When Italy was at the height of its economic boom, Ferrari
sought to produce the fastest, most powerful and most
exclusive model of all time – the result was the magnificent
500 Superfast created in 1964. Gooding & Company’s 1965
Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupe by Pininfarina is one of only 36
examples created, boasting a mere four owners from new,
including Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and Pierre Bardinon,
owner of the famed Mas du Clos racetrack. With an impressive
degree of originality, low mileage and an unmatched
pedigree, on Friday this Italian masterpiece is expected to
sell between $800,000 – $1 Million.
Widely considered as one of
the most well-rounded sports cars Ferrari ever produced, the
1968 Ferrari 330 GTS offered a revised styling that
incorporated the front-end treatment of the 500 Superfast
with an improved drivetrain. The exquisite silver 330 GTS
being offered by Gooding & Company in Amelia Island is
number 35 of only 100 constructed and is expected to sell
between $650,000 – $800,000.
The 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta being offered
is a desirable European-specification example finished in
black. In 2006, this car placed first in the vintage class
of the Ferrari North American Challenge Rally and won an
award at Concorso Italiano. Gooding & Company estimates that
this car will sell between $250,000 – $325,000.
Ferrari’s innovative 288 GTO is widely recognized as the
manufacturer’s first modern supercar. The Rosso Corsa 1985
Ferrari 288 GTO being offered is one of 272 models ever
built and has been previously certified for use in
California, a very desirable characteristic due to
restrictions in some states. With low mileage and a
well-documented history, this 288 GTO is expected to sell
between $550,000 – $650,000.
Gooding & Company provides
unparalleled service for those in the collector car market,
offering a wide range of services, including private and
estate sales, appraisals and collection management. Known
for its annual standing as the official auction house for
the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Gooding & Company will
hold its annual Pebble Beach auction in Pebble Beach,
California, on August 14 & 15, 2010.