Star performer for Bonhams was the ex-Scuderia Filipinetti Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione which sold for $9,405,000, contributing towards a total for the one day sale of $24.76 million and a sale rate of 88%. Both ‘in demand’ Ferrari 512 BBi’s sold ($324,500 and $357,500) as did the one owner 171-mile 1990 Ferrari Testarossa which made $250,800. Significant cars not finding new homes were a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, estimated at $3,000,000 – 3,300,000, and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, estimated at $1,400,000 – 1,700,000.
All five E-Types consigned achieved successful sales, with the top price of $275,000 paid for a 1961 Series I 3.8 Roadster with the desirable outside bonnet latch.
Gooding and Company was also successful in finding a buyer for its top lot; the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Spider taking $7,700,000. The total raised over their two-day event was $51.51 million.
An ex-Nigel Mansell Ferrari 641/2 in which he won the 1990 Portuguese Grand Prix was hammered down for $990,000. Strong money was bid for a 1960 Fiat 600 Jolly which smashed its pre-sale estimate of $80,000 – 100,000 and sold for $170,000.
Ferrari continued to occupy the top slot, with RM Auctions selling the ex-Scuderia Filipinetti 250 LM, chassis number 5899 GT, for $9,625,000 – making it the most expensive car ever sold during the Arizona event.
Notable highlights during RM’s two-day sale included a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ factory conversion, which sold for $1,897,500; and a 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO set a new auction record – selling for $2,750,000. RM achieved an 89.4% sale rate and generated a total of $63.6 million.