Want to get your hands on an open-top Prancing Horse? Head to Arizona next month.
There's any of a number of ways we'd spend our millions if we had 'em. But a garage full of Ferrari roadsters would surely be pretty high on the list. That's how one collector chose to spend his cash, and if you appreciate his taste, we have good news, because he's put the entire collection up for auction.
The most valuable and potentially desirable of them all is a 1995 Ferrari F50 – the followup to the F40 and the only member of Maranello's flagship line to combine an open-air body-style with a completely unadulterated V12 engine.
This F50 is one of 349 made and just 55 that were built to US specification. It has less than 5,200 miles on it, and is expected to sell for $3.2-3.6 million. But if that's a little too rich for your blood, there's more besides. Like a 550 Barchetta from 2001, precursor to today's 812 GTS. It's the 141st of 448 made, with 680 miles on the clock, and a pre-sale estimate far more reasonable (in Ferrari terms) of $400-500k.
They'll be joined by a dark red over tan 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (valued at $1.3-1.5 million) and an original, silver over black 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider ($2-2.4 million).
Still too pricey? There's an '85 308 GTS Quattrovalvole like the kind popularized by Tom Sellek in "Magnum, P.I." and a 1990 348 TS that arguably represents a low point in the Prancing Horse marque's history – both in Maranello's signature shade of scarlet, and each estimated at $80-100k.
They're all consigned to Gooding & Company for its upcoming auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 17-18. "It is a pleasure to present these Ferraris from such a prominent collector and enthusiast," said Gooding's David Brynan. "This collection... is a truly impressive and balanced offering of Ferrari's most popular open sports cars."