Ferrari EnzoEnlarge Photo
Coinciding with the upcoming 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, premier auction house RM Auctions will be flogging a huge assortment of the most desirable Ferrari models ever produced, along with dozens of other rare autos.
Headlining the long list of items up for grabs are cars like the 288 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo and 599XX track car.
All in all, there are 16 different Ferraris that are to be sold, including some classics such as a 250 GT Lusso, a 365 GTB/4 Daytona and even a stunning 400 Superamerica Aerodinamico, which has the highest estimate of $2.8 million.
Many of the cars have very low mileage, despite their respective ages, and many also come with Ferrari Classiche certification and other documents to prove their provenance.
1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta 'Competizione'Enlarge Photo
The latter is especially important considering the popularity of these rare classics among investors. Recently in the Financial Times, a number of assets were analyzed to see which gave the best growth over the last 10 years. The best performing assets turned out to be gold and classic cars of significant importance, with the latter offering a return of 395 percent.
Of course, you don’t have to be a fan of the Prancing Horse to have a wild time at the Villa d’Este auction. Also going under the hammer is a Lancia Aurelia Spider, a rare Maserati Quattroporte wagon built by Touring Superleggera and a Type 44 Grand Sport and Type 30 Torpedo from Bugatti.
For us, we’d have a tough time choosing between the gorgeous Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione that are up for sale. The latter is a former works car that was entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1953.
The auction takes place on May 25 on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.