RM Sotheby’s Announcing New Highlights Set To Headline SHIFT/Monterey
- July 28, 2020
- Posted by George Ketsatis
Online Only: SHIFT/Monterey is gearing up to be the most exclusive and impressive online sale yet with the offering of two ultra-desirable competition Ferraris, a 2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive, a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione and this Maranello duo leads a whole pack of Italian thoroughbreds.
2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive
Chassis No. 108418/CRD02
Consigned directly by the Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive program promoter, Care Racing Development, single owner of the car since its race preparation in 2001, the Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive, chassis no. 108418/CRD02, represents a true icon of the international GT racing scene in the early 2000s. As the second of only 12 Ferrari 550 GT1 examples built by Prodrive for Care Racing Development, the car made its debut towards the end of the 2001 season with an appearance in the American Le Mans Series before travelling to Europe where it would begin a successful racing career. The Ferrari was campaigned by BMS Scuderia Italia and amassed 14 victories in its division, as well as racing its way to class victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in 2003, and more importantly, overall winner of the 2004 24 Hours of Spa, and the 2004 FIA GT Championship.
The car retains its 2004 Spa winning engine, recently rebuilt by Prodrive, its FIA Technical Passport, (A.C.O Technical Passeport), and a UK road registration document, as well as an exhaustive history file of work undertaken including the recent overhauling to bring the car to race-ready condition. The car has been certified by Ferrari Classiche and will be delivered with the Red-White Stripe Book “Certificazione per Veicoli da Competizione”.
Another legendary and brutally fast, front-engined Ferrari competition car headlining the auction is the 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione (Chassis No. 14065). Likely to attract keen interest with Ferrari collectors and historic racing enthusiasts, this example, chassis 14065, competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1972 driven by noted American racer and enthusiast, Kirk F. White. White enlisted the services of race car engineering firm Holman-Moody along with Traco to ensure the Daytona would gain the necessary upgrades to secure the win at the legendary endurance race. Unfortunately, sheered driveshaft bolts dashed aspirations of victory, despite the car leading the race by a comfortable margin and proving to be the fastest Daytona on track.
Notably, there are only a total of six certified Daytona 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione examples, all equipped with 450hp engines—the final five Series 3 factory race machines and this example, chassis 14065. The ex-Kirk White Competition Daytona comes complete with its Ferrari Classiche White Book “Certificazione per Veicoli da Competizione” and has been meticulously maintained and cared for, always ready and race-prepared for modern competition.
The Boniface Collection
Adding to the list of desirable and rare Italian thoroughbreds is a collection from well-known Italian sports car enthusiast, the late Dr. Raymond Boniface. The collection includes an impeccably maintained 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso, which was a familiar participant at concours and driving events staged throughout the USA, and a 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Cabriolet, complete with a rare original factory hardtop and arguably the most elegant and technically advanced car of its time. Additional examples offered from the Boniface collection without reserve, are a fantastic trio in the 1982 Ferrari 308GTSi, a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, and a 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder.
2014 Pagani Huayra
Chassis No. ZA9H11UA4ESF76056
Representing the modern supercar, a 2014 Pagani Huayra joins the Online Only auction, exuding presence like very few other automotive exotics today. Company founder Horatio Pagani created the Huayra to replace the immensely successful Zonda, which captured the imagination of enthusiasts and collectors the world over. The Huayra has a top speed of over 380 km/h (236 mph) with a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time under 3.0 seconds. Originally delivered to British Motor Exotics of San Francisco, California, and exhibited at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Motor Show, this Huayra is the 56th example of just 100 produced, with just two owners from new and having recently underwent a full service. Ordered new with a host of optional extras, including fully exposed gloss carbon fibre bodywork, complemented with a Malevic and Ametista premium leather interior complete with matching fitted luggage, titanium anodized interior and exterior metalwork and hardware, dark red brake calipers, and showing a mere 5,470 miles on the odometer—it is a true masterpiece of modern Italian craftsmanship, performance, and design.