Bonhams Ferrari & Maserati at Gstaad, dec,17

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    As in previous years, Bonhams will be offering a select number of Ferraris for sale at its annual Gstaad Sale. This year however, the catalogue has been augmented by entries from that other great Italian marque, Maserati. Amongst several examples entered, is this 1961 Maserati Tipo 63 estimated at CHF650,000 - 950,000, the car that Bruce McLaren and Walt Hansgen drove at Le Mans in 1961, the car fitted at the time with a 3.0 litre V12.

    Another ex-Peter Kaus Rosso Bianco Collection car (that Bonhams have skilfully inserted in sales throughout the year), this rear-engined ‘birdcage’ now comes with a Maserati 2.4 litre 4-cylinder, a set-up that was original for these cars but changed as racing demands dictated ever more power. As Bonhams say, the car is “equally poised to be reunited by some kind new owner with the type of 3-litre V12-cylinder engine used in its heyday”.

    In 1962 at Le Mans, Maserati – with the aid of wealthy privateers like Briggs Cunningham – produced the mighty 450S-engine coupés, the Tip 151 series, that would run at the famous 24 Hours for the next few years - without much success it has to be said. Two cars are entered at Gstaad, the ex-Bill Kimberly/Dr Dick Thompson/Augie Pabst, Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Team 1962 Maserati Tipo 151/006 for CHF1,100,000 - 1,400,000, and a 1964-type Maserati Tipo 151/3 at CHF250,000 - 350,000. the vast difference in price reflecting the former’s originality and the latter’s status as an ‘homage’ built especially for Kaus, nicely constructed from many original parts.

    The history of Maserati at this time is never the simplest, and for the full details on all of these ex-racing sports prototypes it’s best to visit Bonhams website for chapter and verse on the subject.

    Racing cars apart, the catalogue has most of the post-war Ferrari and Maserati road car boxes checked. There’s a 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ at CHF270,000 - 290,000, and a later rival from nearby Modena, a 1977 Maserati Khamsin Coupé for CHF55,000 - 70,000. The latter is part of the Property of a Dutch Gentleman, and this section of the sale also includes a 1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder Conversion for CHF300,000 - 350,000.

    Dinos are all the rage at the moment, and Bonhams have s single family ownership from new 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS Spyder for CHF150,000 - 200,000, and for those looking for that elusive ‘next big thing at reasonable money that no-one else has spotted yet’, may we suggest the 1976 Ferrari 308GTB ‘Vetroresina’ (or fibre-glass) Coupé at CHF50,000 - 60,000? You heard it here first.

    Prior to the Motor Car Sale, Bonhams will auction a variety of Automobilia including Toys, Models and Paintings. One of the 130+ lots is a 1/5 scale model Ferrari 250GTO, chassis #3757, the Dernier/Blaton car that finished third overall at Le Mans in 1962. Estimate: CHF10,500 - 12,500.

    Bonhams at Gstaad 17th December 2006 The Ferrari & Maserati Sale Lotlist
    Please note:
    The vehicle names/details below are as given by the auction house.
    All estimates are in Swiss Francs

    Car Estimate CHF
    1974 Maserati Indy 4.9-Litre Coupé CHF55,000 - 65,000
    1985 Maserati BiTurbo CHF10,000 - 15,000
    1967 Ferrari 330GTC Berlinetta CHF190,000 - 210,000
    1962 Maserati Tipo 151 CHF1,100,000 - 1,400,000
    1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta CHF350,000 - 400,000
    1961 Maserati Maserati Tipo 63 Sports Racing-Prototype CHF650,000 - 950,000
    1960 Ferrari 250GT Series II Cabriolet CHF450,000 - 500,000
    1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso Berlinetta CHF400,000 - 450,000
    1969 Maserati Maserati Mistral 4.0-Litre Spyder CHF130,000 - 160,000
    1952 Ferrari Tipo 212 Export Berlinetta CHF1,200,000 - 1,350,000
    1977 Maserati Khamsin Coupé CHF55,000 - 70,000
    1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder Conversion CHF300,000 - 350,000
    2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina CHF220,000 - 260,000
    1965 Maserati Tipo 65 Sports-Racing Prototype CHF650,000 - 950,000
    1995 Maserati Ghibli ‘Open Cup’ Coupé CHF120,000 - 180,000
    1962 Maserati 3500 Spyder CHF220,000 - 250,000
    1964-type Maserati Tipo 151/3 Sports-Racing Berlinetta CHF250,000 - 350,000
    1993 Ferrari F40 Competition Berlinetta CHF400,000 - 450,000
    1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS Spyder CHF150,000 - 200,000
    1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider Corsa CHF1,500,000 - 2,000,000
    1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina Coupé CHF50,000 - 60,000
    c.1968 Ferrari 330GTC Berlinetta CHF120,000 - 150,000
    2004 Ferrari 575GTC Competizione CHF560,000 - 600,000
    1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ CHF270,000 - 290,000
    1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta CHF140,000 - 180,000
    1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 Berlinetta CHF95,000 - 120,000
    1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Body CHF160,000 - 200,000
    1984 Maserati Biturbo Coupe CHF10,000 - 15,000
    1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 Berlinetta CHF75,000 - 85,000
  2. i'm defenitly looking forward to seeing some of those Masers <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
  3. isn't the estimate for the A6g/2000 a bit on the low side?

    also, what is a vetroresina??
  4. that's fiberglass
  5. Bonhams at Gstaad 17th December 2006 The Ferrari & Maserati Sale Review

    Bonhams finished off the year with a solid performance at Gstaad with around 66% of the motor car entries sold, the highlight of which being the ex-Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Team, 1962 Maserati Tipo 151 for CHF 2,046,097.

    As we previewed, the outwardly similar (but lacking the other car’s recorded provenance) 1964-type Maserati Tipo 151/3 fetched a much smaller figure (CHF 282,528) but the other two ex-Rosso Bianco Collection Maserati sports racers went well; CHF 712,398 for the 1961 Maserati Tipo 63 rear-engined ‘Birdcage’ and CHF 932,844 achieved by the 1965 Maserati Tipo 65.

    Of the other competition machinery, the 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza didn’t sell, nor did the 1993 Ferrari F40 Competition, but a fair - from both sides - price was reached for the 2004 Ferrari 575GTC Competizione, a piece of recent Ferrari GT racing history and a car that could be entered in current sports car championships going for CHF 640,753, that’s just under £270,000.

    Traditionally a Ferrari-only Sale, this year’s event had been opened up to Maserati motor cars too and, racers apart, the road cars sold pretty well. The 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder going for CHF 199,861, and the nice 1977 Maserati Khamsin Coupé, one of the “best examples we [Bonhams] have ever offered for sale”, selling over-estimate for CHF 78,112.

    Two Ferrari 'Daytonas' were catalogued and both duly sold, the 1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder Conversion for CHF 326,617, and the 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta for CHF 284,732. Both pretty well on-estimate.

    Finally, it was good to see the mighty 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 Berlinetta selling at CHF 97,639, as well as the 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina for CHF 227,416. The former is an elegant car that often languishes at the lower end of the catalogue, while the latter will become a classic of the future and it’s good to see an example actually changing hands, albeit for a discount on new. Sadly the little 1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina Coupé failed to find a new owner despite your correspondent’s tipping. Perhaps another year. (

  6. ... & remains unsold. I'm kinda intrigued by these fiberglass 308's... seems every show I've been to over the last year or so has had one for sale. Obviously there's fewer of these than steel bodied ones but other than that, what's the draw?
  7. Lusso was cheap !!!
  8. Lighter, but way more fragile. Its a bit hard to justify the premium since they are really early cars.
  9. Wow, the Maserati tipo 151 looks really nice IMO.
  10. They are lighter and have a dry sump engine. I think that justifies the premium.
  11. Ah, I didn't know about the dry-sump oil system.
  12. I wasn't aware of the dry sump, thanks for that

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