Mecum Auctions brings classic Ferrari road cars to Kissimmee

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Cars Crazy

2016-01-12 15:36:52

An impressive array of Ferrari road cars is heading to Florida this week with Mecum Auctions.

The company will start its 2016 calendar with a massive sale of 3,000 vehicles and collectible road art at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, which runs from January 15-24.

Amongst the sale's main attractions will be several stylish cars built by the fabled Italian marque during the 1960s and 1970s.

First up is a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, and the firstĀ  Ferrari GT to feature independent suspension at all four corners. Chassis #10717 is a matching-number example which spent 45 years in the collection of Ferrari mechanic Terry Myr, and is presented in remarkably original, unrestored condition.

Having undergone a single repaint in Grigio Mahmoud during the early 1970s, the car comes with the original owner's manuals, factory tool roll, wheel chock and bill of sale, and is expected to sell for $2.8-$3.5 million.

Also from the same year comes a matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, one of only 600 examples ever built. Described as "the most impressive Grand Touring Ferrari of the era", the car features a recently rebuilt engine and is estimated at $650,000-$750,000.

Amongst the most powerful Ferraris on offer is a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, powered by a 4.4-liter double overhead cam V12 engine and five-speed gearbox. Built towards the end of a run which produced 1,422 examples from 1968 to 1973, the car may not have been revolutionary but has stood the test of time to become a true classic.

Having received a nut-and-bolt restoration in the early 1990s, the car then won the Ferrari Concours Platinum Award in 1998 and comes with an estimate of $750,000-$900,000.

The fourth notable Ferrari on offer is a highly rare U.S.-market model 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS. According to the records of its second owner, this particular car was used in the classic Burt Reynolds movies Cannonball Run, Sharky's Machine and Stroker Ace and has just 26,751 miles since new. Restored in striking Fly Yellow in 2001, the car will now be sold with an estimate of $400,000-$400,000.

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