RM Sotheby’s has unveiled The Factory Fresh Collection, a truly exceptional assortment of Ferraris and other iconic vehicles. Some of these impressive cars have been driven very little or not at all, adding to their rarity and making them an unparalleled opportunity for collectors. Additionally, the majority of the collection has never been officially titled, making this a one-of-a-kind chance for enthusiasts.
The highlight of the collection is a rare gem – a 1994 Ferrari 512 TR Spider. It is one of only three ever produced by the Ferrari factory, with a stunning Blu Cobalto exterior and Blu Scuro Connolly interior. This particular model has had only one owner and has a mere 570 kilometres on its odometer. Along with copies of the Ferrari service book, technical manual, and spare key, it was also showcased at the 70th Anniversary of Ferrari in 1997. Powered by its original matching-numbers 5.0-litre flat-12 engine, this beauty is estimated to be worth £2,100,000 – £2,700,000.
Included in The Factory Fresh Collection are two more 512 TRs. One of these is a 1992 model that boasts a striking Blu Sera Metallizzato exterior paired with a Blu Scuro leather interior. This particular car comes with a leather folio, sales and service book, and technical manual, and is expected to fetch between £225,000 – £275,000. The second car is also from 1992 and is a UK-specification right-hand-drive model with only 3,904 miles on the odometer. It has recently received €43,000 of maintenance at Motor Service S.r.l and has an estimated selling price of £260,000 – £320,000.
The odometer of the 1990 Ferrari Testarossa in this collection shows a mere 161 kilometres, making it difficult to find another one that can match this low mileage. Surely a steal for the right collector.
Among the collection is also a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, one of only 48 made in right-hand drive. Its classic Rosso Corsa exterior and Nero leather interior make for an attractive combination, while its Classiche certification and single-owner history further add to its appeal. With just 220 kilometres on the clock since new, it is estimated to fetch £280,000 – £350,000 and sure to draw interest.
Two 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fioranos are up for grabs, each with their own unique features. The first boasts a striking Grigio Silverstone exterior and sleek Charcoal interior. Equipped with the six-speed ‘F1’ paddle-shift transmission, this beauty will be auctioned without reserve (Estimated value: £150,000 – £180,000). The second option has an incredibly low mileage of only 267 kilometres, potentially making it one of the lowest-mileage 599s on record. It also sports a Grigio Silverstone exterior, but with a fiery red leather interior. This matching-numbers example is estimated at £150,000 – £180,000.
The 2007 Ferrari F430, known for its exceptional driving experience, comes in Rosso Corsa with a Nero leather interior and only has 104 kilometres on the clock. Its estimated price is between £125,000 and £175,000. Alongside this model is the 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello with an impressive low mileage of only 132 kilometres. This car is one of just 457 right-hand-drive versions and is estimated to be sold for £120,000 – £170,000 GBP. Additionally, there is a 2010 Ferrari California with a striking bright yellow paint job and an incredibly low odometer reading of only 79 kilometres (Estimate: £100,000 – £150,000).
In Ferrari’s earlier collection, there are three 348s – two TSs and one GTB. The no-reserve 1992 Ferrari 348 TS, part of The Factory Fresh Collection, has only 179 kilometres on the clock and comes with a leather folio, owner’s manual, and service book (Estimated at £130,000 – £160,000). Another no-reserve 1992 Ferrari 348 TS has just 130 kilometres on its odometer and is estimated at £130,000 – £160,000. Additionally, the 1994 Ferrari 348 GTB is one of only 252 built and one of just 14 made in right-hand drive. It boasts a mere 181 kilometres on the odometer (Estimated at £120,000 – £160,000).
Among the impressive vehicles up for sale, a pair of Ferrari Mondials will be showcased. The first is a remarkable 1992 Ferrari Mondial t Coupé with an unbelievable recorded mileage of only one kilometer. This highly sought after collector car represents the final evolution of the Mondial and boasts an estimated value of £100,000 – £150,000. Also up for grabs is the 1993 Ferrari Mondial t Cabriolet, displaying a mere 254 kilometers and expected to sell for £120,000 – £170,000.
The 1983 Ferrari 400i boasts an impressive odometer reading of only 2,743 miles. Its elegant design by Pininfarina makes it a classic grand tourer and it is predicted to fetch between £50,000 – £80,000 at auction. Another highlight from the collection is the striking 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS created by Scaglietti. This model has retained its original chassis and engine numbers and features a sleek Nero exterior, as originally intended by the factory. As a much sought-after E-Series variant, this car has gained immense popularity among collectors and die-hard Ferrari enthusiasts alike. It first made its way to the UK through Maranello Concessionaires and was delivered new to Lovett of Marlborough, an official Ferrari dealer, in November 1973 (Estimated price: £350,000 –£450,000).
The incredible Factory Fresh Collection doesn’t just include Prancing Horses. Also up for auction is a highly sought-after 1993 Jaguar XJ220, with only 46 miles on its odometer. This particular car has been expertly recommissioned by model specialist Don Law and is expected to fetch between £375,000 and £425,000. Another Jaguar to be featured in the sale is a 1969 E-Type Series 2 4.2-Litre Roadster. This example boasts matching chassis and engine numbers and comes with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. It will be offered without reserve, with an estimated value of £150,000 – £180,000.
Also included is a 1991 Bentley Turbo R Drophead Coupé, which has been finished in black and features an all-black interior. This particular model is one of only two two-door versions ever produced, as it was created through a collaboration between Bentley Motors and Pininfarina, with the other being intended for Brunei. Recently, £75,000 worth of restorative work was completed by P&A Wood between 2022 and 2023, resulting in this vehicle being in pristine condition. It currently has a mileage of just 741 kilometres and is expected to fetch anywhere between £375,000 to £475,000 GBP at auction.
A stunning collection of cars and whilst a steal for any collector with the low mileage, it pains me somewhat that these works of art have never been enjoyed for what they were made for. These aren’t to be put on a wall or hidden, they’re works of art in motion and I fear, with the mileage as they are, they may never truly be loved as they were meant to be created.