Desirable models from leading marques will cross the stage at RM’s Arizona Bilmore sale, January 15-16 in Phoenix. Everything from prewar classics, through to important sports and racing cars, late-model supercars and emerging collectibles will be offered at Arizona auction week.
The offering is highlighted by a superb group of 21 Ferraris. Setting the pace is a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, chassis no. 5899 GT, delivered new to Switzerland’s most storied racing team, Scuderia Filipinetti. In line with the model’s track record, Filipinetti’s first two outings in 5899 GT posted winning results with top Ferrari Formula One drivers Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nino Vaccarella piloting the car to 1st overall finishes at the Sierre-Montana Crans Hill Climb and the XV Coppa Inter-Europa in Monza. 5899 GT remained hugely successful with its second and third owners, garnering numerous podium finishes and class wins through the summer of 1967.
In more recent years, 5899 GT has been campaigned on the vintage racing circuit, and was granted Ferrari Classiche Certification in 2005. A surefire entrant into historic racing and concours events around the globe, it is presented in its original Scuderia Filipinetti livery, and offered with an unbroken chain of ownership from an impressively curated collection of other equally rare and important Ferraris. Estimated to fetch in excess of $9,500,000, this 250 LM is expected to be among the most valuable automobiles on offer during the 2015 Arizona auction week.
Additional highlights include one of the rarest Ferraris of its era, a 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS, chassis no. 12473. The 17th of only 20 examples produced, 12473 was delivered new to Thomas Teves, heir to the Alfred Teves brake manufacturer, and is offered in Arizona following a fresh restoration. Presented in excellent condition, it is considered by many to be one of the greatest open Ferraris ever built (Est. $3,900,000 – $4,800,000). Also not to be missed is a fully-restored, Classiche-certified 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, chassis no. 16793, arguably the finest example in existence today (Est. $3,000,000 – $3,500,000), along with a beautifully presented 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis no. 10451, originally owned by film director John Frankenheimer (Est. $3,500,000 – $4,500,000).