Guikas Sale breaks records
A 77-strong selection of classic cars from the Guikas Collection has sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. These included several significant Ferraris, the top performer of the day in terms of value being a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione (chassis 0385GT).
This 1955 Turin Show car has one-off bodywork, similar to the 375 MM Berlinetta, and is regarded as the forerunner of Ferrari’s lauded 250 GT LWB Tour de France model.
Offered with full Ferrari Classiche certification, it sold for €6,192,500. A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I Pinin Farina, the 23rd of 40 examples produced, made €4,420,625. A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB also sold for €2,142,500. Also on the block was one of 12 Ferrari 575 GTC racers built between 2003 and 2005. Chassis 2224 is considered to be the very last V12 racing car built by the factory. With a significant competition history over the 2005-2006 seasons, it appealed enough to sell for €2,648,750. Another Ferrari racer – a 1981 512 BB/LM – also made €1,973,750.
Other notable sales included a 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C that belonged to the French singer, Johnny Hallyday. Chassis B0209 was the eighth of 10 ‘riveted’ examples built and made €1,805,000, a world record for this model.
Meanwhile a 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’ – one of 157 examples made – sold for €905,000, and a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa ‘monospecchio’ and ‘monodado’ in rare silver paint more than doubled its presale estimate, selling for €286,250 – another world record for the model.