Maranello metal was the stay of RM Sotheby’s most recent auction, the ‘Leggenda E Passione’ sale held at Ferrari HQ.
Among the lots were cars from the 1950s right up to one brand new car, the last Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to be built, which fetched $13,651,000 Australian.
Also the highest dollar amount paid on the day, the money from the sale went to charity.
Next on the list for highest value-get was a ’59 250 GT LWB California Spider showing 32,586km on the odometer, which sold for $12,919,100.
Third biggest buy at the event was a ’58 250 GT Cabriolet for $7,761,300, but only because another 250 GT with a higher estimate didn’t sell.
However, some of the auction highlights don’t feature at the top of the price list.
Costing one buyer only $2,971,972 was a barn find 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy, which is the only ‘road-going’ (or barn going, we suppose) alloy-bodied 365 GTB/4 Daytona that exists.
Discovered in Japan after almost four decades in hiding, this now one-off has a well-documented history and has a surprising 36,390 kilometres on the clock.
Ferrari expert Marcel Massini told RM Sotheby’s that it was a “super scarce Daytona barn find.”
“[This is] the only remaining aluminium-bodied production GTB/4, sold new to Luciano Conti, a close friend of Commendatore Enzo Ferrari.”
Also featuring at the auction is one of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebration cars, which features its own one-off livery.
In Green Jewel, this 488 Spider sold for $1,793,000, or around three times the regular asking price for a new 488 Spider.
The livery was inspired by racer David Piper’s 365 P2, which won the Kyalami 9 Hours in 1965 and 1966.
Also present and of note was a LaFerrari prototype which fetched $3,501,800, an F50 which picked up $2,925,900, and an F40 which sold for $1,774,600.
Total auction sales added up to $103,728,120, RM Sotheby’s says.