–RM Sotheby’s returns to Monterey for the 26th time with the announcement of notable early consignments including the iconic Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a significant private collection of rare European-designed cars, and a coveted 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition finished in one of Ford’s most iconic race liveries.
- Delivered new to Hollywood for motoring icon Steve McQueen, the famous 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti will cross the block in Monterey
- A 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition, one of just three delivered new to Canada, this supercar will cross the block in Monterey having covered fewer than 785 km (~488 mi) at time of cataloguing
- Six rare European-designed cars, offered from a discerning Private Collection, highlighted by a 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster and a 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina, will also go under the hammer in Monterey
– RM Sotheby’s adds a significant blue-chip Ferrari to its Monterey Car Week lineup: the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider by Scaglietti, chassis 1883 GT.
- Exhibited by Ferrari at the 1960 Turin Motor Show
- Finished 3rd in class and 19th overall at the 1962 Targa Florio; holds the unique distinction of being the only Ferrari 250 GT California Spider (Long or Short Wheelbase) to have raced in the legendary Targa Florio according to Cavallino magazine
- Beautifully restored example recently refinished in its stunning period livery from the 1962 Targa Florio
- Ferrari Classiche certified as a matching-numbers example
- Successfully campaigned on the Colorado Grand and the Ferrari Factory 70th Anniversary Cavalcade Classic, in addition to being exhibited at the Cavallino Classic, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and Retromobile
–The estate of notable collector Terence E. Adderley brings blue-chip Duesenberg, Bugatti, Cord, Rolls-Royce, and Stutz CCCA Full Classics to Monterey, 17–19 August 2023
- Building upon the success of prior offerings, RM Sotheby’s is pleased to bring to market further selections from the award-winning collection of the late Terence E. Adderley. The grouping contains several hard-to-source models with fascinating provenance, many without reserve
- The collection is headlined by the famous 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster by Derham, famously abandoned in a European haystack on the brink of World War II by its first owner, American socialite/playboy Butler Hallahan
- A trio of significant Rolls-Royces is headlined by the Phantom I Transformable Phaeton by Hibbard & Darrin gifted to one of the biggest stars of Old Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich, and featured in Morocco, the only film in which the star was nominated for an Academy Award
- The complete list of European examples includes three pre-war Bugattis, three coachbuilt Rolls-Royces, and a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina sold new through William Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors
(BLENHEIM 2023) – RM Sotheby’s is set to make a thrilling return to the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel for their 26th Monterey Auction, with a lineup of major consignments that include the iconic Steve McQueen Ferrari 275 GTB/4, a private collection boasting six stunning cars of European design, and a coveted 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition. After last year’s $239M record-breaking sale, the auction house promises additional significant consignments to be announced in the coming months.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti – Delivered new to Hollywood for motoring icon Steve McQueen, this Ferrari was owned by McQueen for more than four years. Restored to McQueen’s specifications from 2010 to 2013 by Ferrari Classiche, this desirable late-production example built with long-nose body configuration has been exhibited in Maranello’s Museo Ferrari and at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. The subject of numerous feature magazine articles, it presents a unique opportunity to own an exceptional example of an iconic Ferrari GT with full Ferrari endorsement and unsurpassed Hollywood history (Estimate: $5,000,000 – $7,000,000).
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti – The 49th of 121 examples built, this example is faithfully presented in the original factory color scheme as one of two cars finished in Nero over Beige Scuro color combination. Certified with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book, this beautifully presented example of Maranello’s rare open tourer continues to benefit from a comprehensive restoration completed in 2000, was a platinum Award winner at the 2013 Cavallino Classic, and was presented at the 2018 Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance (Estimate: $2,800,000 – $3,200,000).
2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition– A wonderful homage to the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona-winning #98 Ford GT40 Mk II piloted by legendary drivers Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby, this 2021 Ford GT is one of just three such Heritage Editions delivered new to Canada. Coveted by many but only owned by a select few, these Heritage Edition GTs were the exclusive purview of Ford’s highest echelon of company VIPs. This one-owner example, having covered fewer than 785 km (~488 mi) at time of cataloguing, offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of Ford’s legendary supercars in a rarely seen specification (Estimate: $1,100,000 – $1,500,000).
Offered from a Private Collection
From the rare and incredibly significant 1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster, one of only three ever made for the German national racing team, to the striking 1956 Chrysler 300B Coupe Speciale by Boano personally commissioned by the legendary Gianni Agnelli, this collection boasts exceptional provenance, meticulous restorations, and multiple awards. With each vehicle in museum-quality condition, these cars represent the pinnacle of automotive craftsmanship and history.
1938 BMW 328 ‘Special Competition’ Roadster – One of three specially configured examples supplied to the German national racing team, this Special Competition Roadster is one of the most significant BMW competition cars ever offered at auction. The example boasts 52 years of single-family ownership and has been forensically restored to its as-raced 1939 configuration. With its remarkable provenance and winning pedigree granting irrefutable eligibility to many of the world’s most exclusive concours and road rallies, 85335 would be a marvelous, eminently usable addition to any finely curated collection which celebrates BMW, Le Mans, or other significant pre-war sports cars (Estimate: $1,900,000 – $2,900,000).
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe by Pinin Farina – One of 35 examples built and one of 27 featuring Pinin Farina’s beautiful series coachwork, this two-time Platinum Award winner at the Cavallino Classic boasts a comprehensive mechanical restoration and former ownership by very distinguished collectors and has been fitted with a properly specified Type 112 engine newly built by Ferrari Classiche. Still arresting in the handsome livery of midnight blue over tan, this striking Europa GT offers further exhibition opportunities or may be enjoyed in touring events (Estimate: $1,400,000 – $1,800,000).
1956 Chrysler 300B Coupe Speciale by Boano – One of only two Boano creations built upon an American chassis with an American powertrain, this example was personally commissioned by Italian industrial titan and style icon Gianni Agnelli. It boasts remarkable provenance and benefits from a meticulously cared-for restoration in champagne gold with English Hunt Club Green leather roof over an English Ivory interior with green accents. Awarded 2nd in Class at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance; Best of Show, 2021 Cavallino Classic Sports Sunday and 2021 Ocean Reef Vintage Weekend; and Best in Class, 2022 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, this 300B by Boano is suited to a caretaker possessing cultivated taste (Estimate: $950,000 – $1,250,000).
Other cars offered from the Private Collection include a 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d’Este Coupe by Touring—one of approximately 36 examples built, it boasts a 2021 restoration by Rizza Classic in Italy, managed by noted Alfa Romeo 6C expert Raoul San Giorgi (Estimate: $825,000 – $925,000); a 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet by Pinin Farina, the ultimate development of the legendary Alfa Romeo 6C with documented history from new, including 52 years under the care of one Verona, Italy family (Estimate: $650,000 – $750,000); and a sought-after 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20S GT Coupe Series 4—a wonderfully restored example of one of the finest post-war gran turismos (Estimate: $200,000 – $250,000).
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider by Scaglietti
Established in 1906, the legendary Targa Florio is celebrated as one of the most exciting endurance sports car races in the world. Held yearly through 1977 in the picturesque region of Sicily, the Targa Florio’s original course stretched over 92 miles, traversing breathtaking mountain roads and the streets of charming Italian villages. The race drew great popularity with famous drivers behind the wheel of factory-backed entries and privateers eager to put their newly purchased sports cars to the test. The 1962 event would see a very competitive field chock-full of Alfa Romeos, Porsches, Lancias, Ferraris, and Maseratis. One entry, however, caught the eye of many—the privateer team of Robert Fusina and Guido De Bonis in a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, chassis 1883 GT. While at that time a two-year-old car, Fusina and De Bonis piloted the former show car to an impressive podium class finish, proving to all that this prancing horse was not ready to be sent out to pasture just yet.
Chassis 1883 GT is the second of 56 short-wheelbase examples built and one of 18 built with uncovered headlamps as well as one of three built without side vents; its rarity is further cemented as one of two examples fitted with a type 128 F engine. Sold new through Turin-based dealer Garage Fontanella & Co. to Litex S.a.S. for then-company president Robert Fusina, Mr. Fusina allowed Ferrari to exhibit the car on their stand at the 1960 Turin Motor Show. Litex would sell the car to its second owner, Alessandro Terni, who go on to loan the SWB to Fusina and Guido De Bonis for use in the 1962 running of the Targa Florio. The team would prove a formidable pairing, impressively finishing 3rd in class and a respectable 19th overall. According to Cavallino magazine, chassis 1883 GT holds the unique distinction of being the only Ferrari 250 GT California Spider (Long or Short Wheelbase) to have raced in the legendary Targa Florio.
Chassis 1883 GT has since benefitted from a complete restoration by Carrozzeria Egidio Brandoli and Zanasi & Co. completed in 2016, with mechanical considerations completed by Joe Macari in London. Upon completion, 1883 GT was certified by Ferrari Classiche. It has been meticulously maintained and successfully campaigned on the Colorado Grand and the Ferrari Factory 70th Anniversary Cavalcade Classic. Additionally, it has been shown at prestigious global events, including the Cavallino Classic, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and Retromobile. The Ferrari’s recent refinishing in its period Targa Florio configuration, down to its removable roll bar and racing numbers, further accentuates its racing pedigree. Short-wheelbase California Spiders are a rarity in public settings, making the auction of this period-raced, Classiche-certified example a truly special opportunity for nuanced marque collectors (Estimate: $9,500,000 – $11,500,000).
From The Terence E. Adderley Collection
Renowned worldwide among prestigious collectors, the collection showcases excellent examples from the pre-war era. Known for his keen eye for originality and provenance, Mr. Adderley’s cars are world renowned for exceptional quality and careful curation. From Marlene Dietrich’s chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the famous “haystack” Duesenberg, this collection is sure to add further excitement to Monterey 2023.
1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster by Derham – No name is more powerful to collectors of American classics than Duesenberg, but not all Duesenbergs were made equal. Preferred by Duesenberg’s in-house designer Gordon Buehrig, the Tourster model was favored for its low-slung looks and practical, retractable rear windscreen. J-423 has a fascinating history: shipped to Europe by its first owner Butler Hallahan, Philadelphia socialite and an eccentric real-life Gatsby, Hallahan abandoned the car in Italy on the eve of World War II when he was forced to make a hasty retreat. The car was stashed in a barn under a haystack for the duration of the war until uncovered by an Italian brigadier general. It was then sold by American Captain R.W. Schreck in 1946 to the pioneering Milanese enthusiast Dore Leto di Priolo, who quickly cosmetically refinished it and kept it for the next two decades. In 1968, the Tourster was acquired from di Priolo by Anthony D. “Tony” Pascucci who, with his son Johnny, would go on to own it for the next 45 years. It was acquired by Mr. Adderley in early 2013 (Estimate: $1,600,000 – $2,000,000).
1933 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston – Representing the strength of American engineering in the pre-war period, Stutz could trace its sporting bona fides to successful Indianapolis 500 ventures throughout the early 1910s. By 1933, development of the Stutz Vertical Eight engine led to technological innovations like hemispherical combustion chambers and 32 valves per cylinder, lending the DV-32 its name. This handsome Convertible Victoria, with commanding coachwork by New York’s Rollston, has been a part of several great American collections, including that of William Harrah, Richard Scott, Joseph & Margie Cassini, and Dave Kane, before being treated to a concours-quality restoration while in the care of passionate Stutz enthusiast Andy Simo, whose monogram still graces the doors. Under Mr. Simo’s care, it achieved a class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2006, Best in Class at Amelia Island in 2007, Best of Show at the Glenmoor Gathering in 2007, and Best in Class at the Meadow Brook Concours in 2009. This splendid Stutz has been a well-preserved cornerstone of Mr. Adderley’s collection for the past decade (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,500,000).
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Phaeton by Hibbard & Darrin – This exquisite Phantom I was purchased new by film director Josef von Sternberg and Paramount Studios to partly entice German film star Marlene Dietrich to decamp to Hollywood; when the star arrived by train in Los Angeles, this Rolls-Royce was waiting for her. Captured in numerous candid photos with Dietrich, as well as appearing with her in the climax of the film Morocco, this exquisitely restored example features a patented convertible top designed by “Dutch” Darrin and lightweight body panels fashioned from aluminum. Featured in Tom Cotter’s influential tome The Cobra in the Barn, this example was acquired by Mr. Adderley in 2012 (Estimate: $375,000 – $475,000).
1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix – Supercharged, along with its signature single-overhead cam valve train, the Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix promised to bring racing performance to the road. First purchased by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, it was reportedly campaigned by Rothschild under a pseudonym, “Georges Philippe,” at a special exhibition race at Le Mans for Bugatti owners in 1928, where it finished second behind another noted enthusiast, André Dubonnet. Acquired by Mr. Adderley in 2014, after a string of respected prior owners, including Gene Cesari, Cabot Briggs, and Dominique Lamberjack, this car is the quintessential Bugatti (Estimate: $500,000 – $700,000).
Other offerings From The Terence E. Adderley Collection include:
- A 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Playboy Roadster by Brewster, one of the rarer models built by Brewster and one of the final Silver Ghost chassis produced at the Springfield factory (Estimate: $325,000 – $400,000).
- A stunning 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster featuring a rakish boattail body and powerful twelve-cylinder engine (Estimate: $350,000 – $450,000).
- Considered one of the finest in existence, a 1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet that won a class award at Pebble Beach in 1987 and returned in 2006 as a class award winner again (Estimate: $350,000 – $450,000).
The 1952 Kurtis Kraft 4000 „Bowes Seal Fast“ Special that gained fame after Art Cross’s impressive performance at the 1952 Indianapolis 500. This car showcases Frank Kurtis‘ race technologies and has notable Concours victories, including First in Class at the 1996 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (Estimate: $275,000 – $350,000).
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