5 No-Reserve Ferraris from RM Sotheby’s Miami

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Dreams and reality intersect in the world of high-end sports cars, in particular the models built by Ferrari. More than a simple investment to most collectors, a Ferrari is a ticket to an exclusive club that so many long to join. RM Sotheby’s will be holding their first Miami auction at ModaMiami and are offering a number of significant cars with no reserve. Five Ferraris that embody the spirit of the Maranello-based manufacturer set to be offered at no reserve are highlighted here.

The 50th convertible model offered by Ferrari, the 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is one of a pair to be offered for sale by RM Sotheby’s in Miami. Finished in Rosso Maranello with a Nero Alcantara interior and shows 2,568 km since new. It includes the original owner’s manual and other original documents such as photos from its time on the assembly line. Its MSRP was more than $500,000 and would be considered well-bought at the lower-end of its pre-auction estimate.

This is the other 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista to be offered by RM Sotheby’s in Miami. It was ordered to match its sister car in Rosso Maranello and shows 2,851 km since new. Its MSRP was a bit above $450,000 and includes a scale model and car cover along with a carbon fiber case/humidor. It’s signed by Ferrari’s senior vice president of design, Flavio Manzoni, just like the Spider.

Produced from 1960 to 1963 the Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II is classic grand touring car, an evolution of the earlier 250 GT. It’s equipped with its numbers-matching 3.0L V12 and gearbox, plus its matching differential as certified by Ferrari Classiche. The 635th of 954 built and the 334th of the Series II, it includes a report from Marcel Massini, invoices from its restoration, and the always-desirable Red Book.

Designed by Scaglietti, the Dino 246 GT featured a aerodynamic body made of aluminum panels over a tubular frame. This construction helped to keep the car’s weight down, improving its performance and handling. Under the hood, the car was powered by a 2.4-liter V6 engine producing around 205 horsepower, giving it a top speed of over 150 mph.

Recent auctions have seen these bring strong prices and the example set to be offered by RM Sotheby’s in Miami is well-documented with a history report from Marcel Massini, noted Ferrari historian. It’s equipped with its numbers-matching engine, transmission, and chassis as is fully documented in its Ferrari Classiche Red Book that was completed in early 2023.

A track-focused version of the Ferrari 360 Modena, the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale was built as an embodiment of Ferrari’s racing heritage for use on the road. The 3.6L V8 engine produces 425 horsepower and helps propel the car to a top speed in excess of 190 mph. Upgrades from the 360 Modena include suspension improvements and lower bodyweight.

The example set to be offered by RM Sotheby’s in Miami is one of the 378 that were built for the North American market and shows just over 9,500 miles since new. It presents well in Rosso Corsa with a black and red Alcantara interior. It would be considered well-sold at the high-end of the pre-auction estimate.