The Pinnacle Portfolio

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    The Pinnacle Portfolio - An Unrepeatable Opportunity
    RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey sale, held during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week, continues to raise the bar for collector car auctions year after year. This annual auction event in mid-August is part of the largest and most important yearly gathering of collector cars and enthusiasts from around the world, and this year will be joined by a spectacular third evening.

    On Thursday, August 13th, RM Sotheby’s will offer the most valuable single collection of motor cars ever presented at auction. The “Pinnacle Portfolio” comprises some of the greatest and most iconic European sports and racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s, juxtaposed against some of the world’s most coveted modern super cars. Simply put, it is a rare collection of automotive distinction.


    Highlights of The Pinnacle Portfolio

    1964 Ferrari 250 LM, chassis no. 6105

    The 23rd 250 LM built, chassis 6105 was shown at the 1964 Earl’s Court Motor Show shortly before it was purchased by Ron Fry, who campaigned the car at a number of hill climbs in the U.K. It continued to be frequently raced throughout England with great success in its early years, and has recently competed at vintage events such as the Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto and twice at the vaunted Le Mans Classic. 250 LMs are known for being raced hard, with many having incurred incident along the way. Certified by Ferrari Classiche as retaining all of its original mechanical components, chassis 6105 is considered by most Ferrari authorities to be in the upper echelon of surviving examples and truly one of the finest examples extant.

    1998 McLaren F1 “The Road Going LM”, chassis no. 073

    Arguably the greatest supercar ever built, this road-race hybrid McLaren F1 is the 63rd and second-to-last road-specification example built. One of just two examples upgraded by McLaren Special Operations to feature an LM-spec engine and the ‘Extra High Downforce Package’, it retains its road-specification interior and features numerous upgrades, including satellite navigation, making it one of the most desirable and valuable examples in existence. Fully serviced by the McLaren factory in New Jersey, it represents the best of both worlds: a fully streetable F1, with LM-performance, making it a perfect candidate for the casual drive or track duty.

    1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, chassis no. 1307 GT

    One of the most coveted of all Ferrari convertibles, this matching-numbers, Classiche certified California Spider is the 23rd of just 50 long wheelbase examples. Considered one of the finest, and certainly the prettiest of the breed, 1307 GT is equipped with various rare factory-installed features, including unique Superamerica-style front fender vents, an inset air intake on the hood, velocity stacks, and a factory hardtop. Delivered new to Prince Alvise Hercolani of Bologna, it was later owned by racing driver Wolfgang Seidel and Ferrari historian Ed Niles. The recipient of a no-expense-spared restoration, it is no stranger to the Monterey Peninsula, having been displayed at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    2005 Ferrari Enzo, chassis no. 141920

    Unquestionably the most famous and desirable Enzo of all, this vehicle is the 400th and last example built by Ferrari. Boasting an unmatched provenance, it was gifted by former Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo to the late Pope John Paul II, and later auctioned on his behalf with proceeds supporting the relief of tsunami victims. Its significance is further elevated by numerous unique factory delivered options, including a carbon fiber rear spoiler, Daytona seats, and an inscription by Montezemolo under the hood, which highlights the vehicle’s papal connection. An incredibly low mileage example – showing just 180km from new - it headlines a complete run of modern Ferrari supercars in The Pinnacle Portfolio, including a 288 GTO, the final F40 LM built, and an F50.

    A bookend pair of Bugatti Veyrons, chassis no. 001 and chassis no. 300
    Every collector understands the added value of owning the first and last of a given production run, but is almost never afforded the possibility. The upcoming sale of The Pinnacle Portfolio presents an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a pair of incredibly important Bugatti Veyrons, chassis no. 001 and chassis no. 300. Both freshly serviced, they were recently displayed at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, as well as at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

    • 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, chassis no. 001

    This example is the very first Bugatti Veyron 16.4 sold to the public and arguably one of the most important supercars built in the 21st century. Enthusiast owned and wonderfully maintained throughout its life with less than 800 miles on its odometer, it is an investment-grade supercar with outstanding performance that will most certainly be the absolute icon of its era for future generations.

    • 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, chassis no. 300

    Delivered new to The Pinnacle Portfolio, this example is presented in virtually new condition, showing fewer than 350 miles, the majority of which were accumulated by Bugatti at Molsheim during pre-delivery testing. The most well-engineered version of the Veyron Coupe, the Super Sport produces an incredible 1,200 bhp and is capable of a blistering 258 mph. One of only eight examples that made it to the U.S., chassis no. 300 is certainly deserving of its title as one of the most brilliant pieces of automotive engineering on the planet.

    A list of early highlights to be offered from The Pinnacle Portfolio is available for viewing here: http://bit.ly/1ETJMsS, with later announcements to follow.
     

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