Sotheby’s Sealed Ferrari Auctions

Ferrari Auctions at Sotheby's Sealed

Sotheby’s Sealed is set to offer two very desirable, low-production examples of Ferrari’s automotive excellence to bidders starting June 26, 2024 with bidding set to conclude on June 28, 2024. Each of them captures the spirit of a particular moment in Ferrari history and both are worth taking a closer look.

Following the success of the 365 GTB/4, Ferrari saw fit to introduce the 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti. Introduced in 1969, the Daytona Spider was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti at Pininfarina with a sleek and aggressive look that makes it unmistakable on the road. It continued the 365 GTB/4’s modern and somewhat angular design both on the exterior and the interior which featured a driver-focused style that was both stylish and comfortable.

The Daytona Spider was powered by a 4.4L V12 engine that produced 352 horsepower and allowed the car to reach a top speed around 174 mph, making it one of the fastest production cars of its time.

Ferrari only built 121 examples of the Daytona Spider between 1969 and 1973, making this a rarity even amongst many of Ferrari’s other limited production models.

Sotheby’s estimates this Daytona Spider will sell for $2,800,000 – $3,200,000. Although this is a very nice example of the Spider, and it benefits from a well-documented history including a report from Marcel Massini, the high-end of that estimate may be too much for the market today. If this gets bid to $2,750,000 the seller should be able to walk away happy.

The other Ferrari being offered is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti, one of the last examples of the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta produced. This model was designed by Pininfarina and constructed by Scaglietti, known for their lightweight, high-performance bodies. It’s a prime example of Ferrari’s philosophy of building cars that excelled both on and off the race track.

The 250 GT SWB proved quite successful in competition, taking plenty of wins in high-level racing. The model would eventually lead to the introduction of the highly coveted 250 GTO, making this a particularly important step in the development of the 250 line of Ferraris.

The car being offered by Sotheby’s Sealed is the #152 of 165 examples to be produced by Ferrari and was certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2015. It’s finished in its original color combination of Rosso China Chiaro over a Nero interior. It has a well-known and documented history and was an established presence in San Francisco in the 1960s.