A matching numbers 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta will be offered at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018 classic car auction during Monterey Week.
Bonhams announced that a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB) Berlinetta, chassis 3337 GT, will be offered at the Quail Lodge 2018 sale. This matching numbers 250 GT is fully restored and has an excellent show record that includes a perfect 100-point title from the Ferrari Club of America International Meet.
Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018 Classic Car Auction
The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018 classic car auction is scheduled for 24 August 2018 at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel Valley near Monterey in California, USA.
At the 2017 Quail Lodge auction, Bonhams earned $56,430,000 with a sell-through rate of 80% of the 105 cars on offer. the top result was a marque-record $15,620,000 for a 1995 McLaren F1 sports car.
In 2016, Bonhams’ top result at Quail Lodge was $4,000,000 for a 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Racing Two Seater but the Quail Lodge, Monterey Week and world auction record was set in 2014 when the 1962/3 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $38,115,000 as the most-expensive car ever sold at public auction.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB) Berlinetta
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB) Berlinetta, chassis 3337 GT, on offer at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018 classic car auction is a matching numbers example with its original coachwork and in period competition features.
It’s also the recipient of an exacting professional restoration by the late master Wayne Obry of Motion Products and later Rex Nguyen, and is presented in its original livery of Grigio Conchiglia. Testament to the superiority of its condition, it has won a host of prestigious awards. Some of these include: 1st in Class at the Cavallino Classic, 1st in The Greatest Ferraris Class at the Quail Motorsports Gathering, 2nd in Class at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Best GT at Mar-a-Lago, Best Restoration at the Cavallino Classic, and, most telling, Best Roadcar and a perfect 100-point title from the Ferrari Club of America International Meet. Ferrari number 3337GT may be quite possibly the best Ferrari 250 GT SWB in existence.
Ferarri 250 GT SWB Better than a Ferrari 250 GTO?
Although the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 sale is likely to replace the 1962/3 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $38 million by Bonhams at Quail Lodge 2014 as the most expensive car ever sold at public auction, the 250 GT SWB certainly is a popular car too.
Motor Trend named it one of the five greatest Ferraris of all time, Sports Car International called it one of the top 10 sportscars of the 1960s, Top Speed said it’s more attractive than the 250 GTO, Road & Track simply called it “gorgeous,” and that’s just the beginning. The Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB) Berlinetta is unquestionably one of the greatest sports cars ever made.
Lightweight and endowed with a tremendously powerful motor and excellent suspension – not to mention incredibly attractive looks – the 250 GT SWB was highly competitive and won races with alacrity. “It’s this combination of engineering, design, rarity and racing success that’s made it a legend and one of the most sought after sportscars on the planet,” says Jakob Greisen, Bonhams VP – US Head of Motoring.
Bonhams has not issued any price guidance yet but similar cars have sold for around $8.5 million at recent auctions.
Monterey Classic Car Week Auctions 2018
Bonhams Quail Lodge 2018:
- Golden Age Automobiles: 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport, 1931 Bentley 8-Liter Saloon and 1911 Mercedes 28/60 Tourer
- 1928 “W.O. Model” Bentleys: 6 ½ -Liter Open Sports Tourer by Barker & 4 ½-Liter Open Tourer by Vanden Plas
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Gooding Pebble Beach 2018:
- 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II: the only Ferrari factory team entry not to have raced in red!
- Unrestored Icons – the first production Bentley R-Type Continental, a Gullwing and garage-find Ferrari Lusso.
- Competition Ferrari Berlinettas: a 275 GTB/C, a 250 GT Tour de France, and a 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans.
- 1935 Duesenberg SSJ – ex-Gary Cooper, ex-Briggs Cunningham
Mecum Monterey 2018:
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018:
- Pebble Beach Winners – 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich & 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Roadster by Fleetwood
- 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta
- 1968 Porsche 908 K Works Racer
- 1966 Ford GT40 – third place at Le Mans
- 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – expected to become the most-expensive car ever sold at public auction
- 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype – possibly the most-expensive Aston ever.
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