Five Phenomenal Ferraris from RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby's Villa Erba 2023

RM Sotheby’s will hold their Villa Erba 2023 sale this weekend and they will be offering some very exciting cars for sale. Although the sale isn’t limited to Ferraris, five cars from Maranello jump out as significant and rare opportunities to own a limited production supercar – or hypercar – from the illustrious Italian marque. Five phenomenal Ferraris to be on offer at Villa Erba by RM Sotheby’s are as follows.

This 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider is number 113 of the 122 factory-built Spiders. It shows just 3,862 miles since new and comes from its original owner. It features matching-numbers chassis, engine, and transaxle per factory records. It was built to US-specs and includes factory air conditioning, a Voxson stereo that includes an 8-track player, and imperial instruments. It was sold to its first and only owner in April of 1973 and presents in the factory-correct Deep Marrone paint with a Pelle Nera leather interior.

This 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider was certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2011, although the Red Book has been misplaced so it will be up to the new owner to contact Ferrari Classiche regarding recertification. This will be offered with no reserve as part of the Aurora Collection and has an estimate of €2,500,000 – €3,000,000.

The Ferrari SA Aperta is an extremely limited production model – only 80 were built – created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of storied Italian design house Pininfarina. It’s based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, but offers and lower and more aerodynamic profile as well as a fabric roof and more powerful 6.0L V12 that generates 661 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This example is finished in Rosso Fuoco with a Charcoal leather interior and shows just 209 km since new.

It includes a digital copy of its Ferrari Classiche certification as well as owner’s manuals, a toolkit, and a fitted luggage set. It was originally built for Sport Motor Group of Beirut, Lebanon and delivered in June of 2011, but by October of that same year it was acquired by the Aurora Collection. This will be offered with no reserve and has an estimate of €1,000,000 – €1,400,000.

The final car approved by Enzo Ferrari himself, the F40 is the epitome of a supercar for many enthusiasts. Produced at the same time as the Porsche 959 Komfort, the Ferrari F40 was a much more spartan driving experience, focusing solely on performance and sacrificing creature comforts to do so. Its twin-turbo V8 produced 478 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque, launching the F40 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds while offering a top speed of 324 km/h, leaving it the fastest car in existence when new. Ferrari built 1,315 examples of the F40 and this European-market car was carefully maintained, although used sparingly by its first owner.

It was restored by noted specialist Carrozzeria Zanasi of Maranello, returning the mechanical components to factory condition, while the bodywork and paint were restored by Carrozzeria Bonfatti of Modena. Following the restoration this F40 has covered 1,500 km. It was certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2022 and includes photos of the restoration as well as a report from Marcel Massini that documents maintenance by prior owners. This 1989 Ferrari F40 will be offered without reserve and has a pre-auction estimate of €2,200,000 – €2,800,000.

The Ferrari Monza SP1 is a single-seater hypercar that is frankly absurd upon first glance. Inspired by the barchetta race cars of Ferrari’s illustrious past, it doesn’t even provide a windshield or windscreen for the driver – instead engineers at Ferrari developed a “Virtual Wind Shield” that channels airflow ahead of the instrument cluster to form a protective bubble around the driver. It’s powered by a 6.5L V12 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that generates 798 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque that allows it to run from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. Ferrari claims a top speed “in excess of 299 km/h” and we don’t doubt it. It was certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2020, but the hardcopy of its Yellow Book was misplaced and as such its new owner will have to contact Ferrari Classiche to have it recertified, if desired. This remarkable car has covered only 26 km since new.

RM Sotheby’s is offering this with no reserve as part of the Aurora Collection with an estimate of €2,500,000 – €3,000,000.

This is one of only 330 275 GTB/4s that were built between 1966 and 1968. It features a matching-numbers engine, chassis, body, and gearbox per factory records. It received Ferrari Classiche certification in 2014 and presents in Oro Chiaro with a Pelle Nera leather interior. This was the final version of the front-engined V12-powered grand touring cars that showcased the more elegant lines associated with Ferrari in the mid-1060s, before the introduction of the 365 GTB/4 and its somewhat more angular, industrial style.

This will be offered without reserve as part of the Aurora Collection and has a pre-auction estimate of €2,800,000 – €3,300,000.