Sporting classics

RM Auctions, the
world’s largest collector car auction house, announced the consignment of a single-owner
collection of five significant Ferraris to its Sporting
Classics of Monaco
sale, taking place on 1st May, 2010.”

feature car of the collection is regarded as one of the finest examples of the
hugely desirable 250 GT ‘Tour de France’ models. Finished in dark red, this
long-wheel base 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France (s/n 0925GT) was supplied
new to the famous collector William Harrah through Otto Zipper Motors,
Ferrari’s official representative in Hollywood,
California. It features beautiful, all-alloy
Scaglietti-designed bodywork and only 17,500 original kilometres. Many
consider 0925GT to be the best and most original 250 GT Tour de France example
in existence, in part thanks to its long residence in the Harrah Collection.
The car changed hands in 1986 after Mr. Harrah’s death, and has since
participated in several Mille Miglia retrospectives and
various other rallies in the 1990s, including the Tour de France Auto.

highlight of the collection is a rare 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Vignale Berlinetta (s/n
0170ET), one of only two lightweight ‘Tuboscocca’ competition Berlinetta’s
produced. 0170ET was supplied new in 1952 to Dr. Augusto Caraceni in Rome who
campaigned it in the Mille Miglia that same year alongside Franco Meloni. The
car boasts a strong period and contemporary competition history and has been
shown at several concourse events over the

One of the most iconic Ferrari’s of
the 1970’s was the 365 GTS/4 Daytona and amongst this collection is a rare 1971
‘Spyder’ example (s/n 14553) sold new in the USA.  This car has since been
the subject of a concourse-quality restoration
by a leading marquee specialist and is
officially certified by the factory. It also participated in the 2008 Daytona
40th anniversary celebrations in)

out the collection is a 1954 250 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe (s/n 0349), which is
significant to collectors as the Paris show car (Estimate: and, a long-nose
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (s/n 7933),  which was supplied new to an American
owner by Chinetti Motors (Estimate: This single-owner collection of Ferraris
joins the recently-announced Zach Collection of 26 Rolls-Royce motor cars on
the starting grid of RM’s inaugural Sporting Classics of Monaco
event at the Grimaldi Forum on 1st May, 2010 − the same weekend as
the 7th Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. The single-day event is set
to present 80 of the world’s finest motor cars to an elite assemblage of
automotive enthusiasts and collectors from around the world.