Bonhams at Gstaad 17th December 2006 The Ferrari & Maserati Sale Review

Bonhams finished off the year with a solid performance at Gstaad with around 66% of the motor car entries sold, the highlight of which being the ex-Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Team, 1962 Maserati Tipo 151 for CHF 2,046,097.

As we previewed, the outwardly similar (but lacking the other car’s recorded provenance) 1964-type Maserati Tipo 151/3 fetched a much smaller figure (CHF 282,528) but the other two ex-Rosso Bianco Collection Maserati sports racers went well; CHF 712,398 for the 1961 Maserati Tipo 63 rear-engined ‘Birdcage’ and CHF 932,844 achieved by the 1965 Maserati Tipo 65.

Of the other competition machinery, the 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza didn’t sell, nor did the 1993 Ferrari F40 Competition, but a fair - from both sides - price was reached for the 2004 Ferrari 575GTC Competizione, a piece of recent Ferrari GT racing history and a car that could be entered in current sports car championships going for CHF 640,753, that’s just under £270,000.

1965 Maserati Tipo 65 Sports-Racing Prototype - Sold for CHF 932,844

1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ - Sold for CHF 284,732

Traditionally a Ferrari-only Sale, this year’s event had been opened up to Maserati motor cars too and, racers apart, the road cars sold pretty well. The 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder going for CHF 199,861, and the nice 1977 Maserati Khamsin Coupé, one of the “best examples we [Bonhams] have ever offered for sale”, selling over-estimate for CHF 78,112.

Two Ferrari 'Daytonas' were catalogued and both duly sold, the 1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder Conversion for CHF 326,617, and the 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta for CHF 284,732. Both pretty well on-estimate.

1961 Maserati Tipo 63 Sports Racing-Prototype - Sold for CHF 712,398

1977 Maserati Khamsin Coupé - Sold for CHF 78,112

1969 Maserati Mistral 4.0-Litre Spyder - Sold for CHF 199,861

1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Spyder Conversion - Sold for CHF 326,617

Finally, it was good to see the mighty 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 Berlinetta selling at CHF 97,639, as well as the 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina for CHF 227,416. The former is an elegant car that often languishes at the lower end of the catalogue, while the latter will become a classic of the future and it’s good to see an example actually changing hands, albeit for a discount on new. Sadly the little 1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina Coupé failed to find a new owner despite your correspondent’s tipping. Perhaps another year.

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Text - Steve Wakefield
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