This year’s list for the annual Gooding & Company Scottsdale vehicle auction reads like a Who’s Who of the auto world, with some of the rarest cars under the sun going under the hammer. The most exclusive cars are part of a collection owned by the late Benny Caiola, a property developer who boasted the greatest collection of Ferraris in the world.
Born in Italy and then immigrating to the U.S. when he was just 17, Caiola had an undeniable love for cars from his homeland. He just so happened to also own a Lamborghini Diablo GT, Muira S Jota, Countach LP400 and two of the Pagani Zondas that managed to make it into the U.S.
However, it was the Ferraris that attained most of his lust. His list of Ferraris included the likes of the ultra-rare FXX Evoluzione, two Enzos, several Challenge cars, an F40, F50, 333SP and a 250GTO, most of which are now up for grabs.
On sale at the Scottsdale auction will be Caiola’s 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, 2005 Maserati MC 12, 1999 Ferrari 333 SP, 1990 Ferrari F40, 1973 Ferrari Dino, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster and a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. In total there will be 11 of Caiola’s cars up for sale.
Other cars on sale will include a 1964 Shelby Cobra and 1965 Shelby GT350 R, a 1964 Porsche 904 and even a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.
The Scottsdale Auction will kick off on January 21.
[Gooding & Company]