Text: Jacky FAVRE - Photos: Christelle SOMMEREISEN - Jacky FAVRE
After the success in 2011, the house RM Auctions has decided to return to Italy on the shores of Como Lake at the Concourso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The unfolding remains the same: the cars are on display for potential buyers Saturday at Villa Erba (while at the Villa D'Este runs the parade competition), auction held in the evenings and on Sundays, models are again exposed to the public this time.
The weather is the same between the Villa d'Este and Villa Erba, that it rained on Saturday and Sunday is fine. You can find pictures of cars very wet and covered with fallen trees and other under a bright sun.
Starting with the oldest Ferrari for sale, which will also be the most expensive sold for the evening with a purchase price of € 9,856 million. This is the 1953 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione. # 0320AM. This car ran the biggest races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans 53. It was driven by the greatest Hawthorn, Ascari or Farina.
In 1963, Ferrari proposed that 250 GTE 2 +2 Coupe, bodied by Pininfarina. # 3827GT. Sold for €235 200.
Always in 1962, but more sporting car, this 400 Superamerica SWB Aerodinamico has a very sharp line. #3559SA. Sold for €2,184M.
Back on a 250 with this GT Lusso Scaglietti produced in 1964. # 5275. Acquired for €974,400
The 275 GTB has a rating that is climbing. This copy (# 07743) 1965 has the distinction of being dressed in a blue sublime. Price: €1,120 million.
An attractive 275 GTS 1965 (# 07189) which seems to have hidden in my photo shoot because I have not found. Too bad, it is very beautiful. Sold for € 795,200.
1968. Ferrari 365 GTC Pininfarina Chassis # 11997 sold for €588 000
#16415 is a 365 GTB/4 Daytona blue sold for only €380 800.
Period change with the 288 GTO of 1985. One of 273 copies produced (# 54777) by Scaglietti. It is rare to see some for sale, yet that day is a whole series of modern Supercars that was proposed. Always a lot of emotion to this model. I took my time well detailed. (€ 963,200)
Its neighbor is none other than its downward: the F40. I have the chance to admire several times a year F40, but this one is really in a good condition. I did not notice different details of its configuration from the factory. For € 470,400, # 80715 could be mine.
3rd generation supercar from Maranello, the F50 is more and more attractive. Also in very good condition, it has been sold for € 560,000. Chassis # 106910.
To respect my chronological order, I now present to you # 124269 which is the 291st of 448 produced 550 Barchetta. € 151,200
Now comes the 2004 Enzo # 138347 which sold for € 1.07 million. Note that the 4 Supercars were red.
Here is a model that we do not often see, unless you are along the track. 599 XX is indeed reserved for track use. This copy (# 170895) currently has the race number 25. It should nevertheless be equipped with the latest Evolution pack if it wants to integrate new championship dedicated to it. Sold for € 918,400.
I could not resist showing you this beautiful line-up of 4 Ferrari the most desirable of the last 30 years
Such a tray is just amazing. And I have shown you only the Ferrari, there was here and there Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar (XJ220!) ... But juggling the tray and Villa d'Este is complicated. Fortunately we are two!