RM Auctions announces an exceptional series of European Sports-Touring cars for its Amelia Island, Florida, sale, March 14 at the Ritz-Carlton. This sale will present a carefully curated selection of more than 90 blue-chip automobiles – a field that represents RM’s finest offering in the event’s 17-year history. This year’s sale is led by a rare, matching-numbers 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, chassis no. 1945 SA.
One of the greatest grand touring Ferraris of all time, this car is the third of only seven short wheelbase Superamericas built. It is powered by a potent 4.0-liter V-12 engine producing 340 bhp and sporting stunning Pinin Farina coachwork. A left-hand-drive example and fitted with open headlights, it was finished in the unique color combination of Verde Bottiglia over a Rosso Connolly leather interior – an unusual color scheme the car still wears today.
Over the years, 1945 SA has passed through a string of respected collectors, including noted sports car enthusiast, Oscar Davis. Its current owner commissioned a full, no-expense-spared restoration by marque experts, resulting in an exceptional, flawless presentation and rendering the car on-the-button mechanically.
It has yet to be shown following the completion of its restoration, making 1945 SA an ideal entrant for the world’s most prestigious events. Significantly, proceeds from the car’s sale will support the owner’s foundation for the education of children. The car is estimated to fetch $6 – $7 million.
Other highlights secured for the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance include a handsome 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Spider, chassis no. 10814313, estimated $2,3 – $2,6 million, a stunning 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II, chassis no DB6MK2/4214/LC, estimated at $650,000 – $850,000 and 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Condo Find” Daytona, chassis no. 14385, estimated at $600,000 – $750,000.