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See The Top 5 Ferraris On The Block At This Weekend's Amelia Island Auction

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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction is a treat for buyers and admirers alike. Some of the coolest and most rare cars will be on display – and attainable, for the right price – which are rarely seen by the public. Bentleys from the 1920’s, old model Fords, and modern supercars are littered throughout the weekend event.

But we’re a little biased. Despite the superstar cars that’ll be up for auction, we can’t wait for the Ferraris that’ll make the trip to Amelia Island. Spanning across Ferrari’s history, there’s an assortment of unique Ferraris that may have been forgotten, but will get their time to shine once more during the March 12 weekend.

These are the five Ferraris we’re the most excited about:


 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina

Whoever says the supercar is a late–20th century invention is a liar. Well, they’re misinformed at the very least.
Case in point: this ’62 Ferrari 400 Superamerica. With a chassis derived from the latest racing engineering at the time, and the most powerful engine possible, the Superamerica and Superfast cars from Ferrari were made for its very best clients.
The long-wheelbase coupe aerodinamico, one of 18 similar vehicles built, is expected to go in the range of $2,700,000 - $3,300,000.




 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina

Ferrari replaced the 275 GTS with the 330 GTS, an elegant, open-top, V-12 grand tourer. While it was made for a higher class – there’s plenty of room for two plus their luggage – the 330 still boasted incredible performance figures.
It boasted a top speed of 150 mph and a quarter-mile time of 15 seconds at just under 100 mph, easily going toe-to-toe with any road rival.
The 330 GTS epitomized mid-’60s Italian GT styling with its uncluttered and elegant design, from the classic nose characterized by its shallow egg-crate oval grille, to its triple-louvered vents on the rear flanks of the front fenders. Look for this 330 GTS to go between $2,300,000 - $2,600,000.





 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta 'Tour de France'

The 250 GT LWB Berlinetta is arguably the most significant competition automobile of Ferrari’s illustrious history. It dominated the GT-class racing in the late 1950’s, with Oliver Gendebien winning the ‘Tour de France’ three years straight (‘67-‘69), hence the Berlinetta’s moniker.
Today, the Berlinetta is recognized as the most successful 250 GT. This model – price available on request – has mpressive competition history, including TdF, Spa, Reims, Monza, and Montlhéry, original matching-numbers engine, and is eligible for major vintage events worldwide.





 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina

Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 as the replacement for Ferrari’s 365 GTC, the 365 GTC/4 opted for more aggressive and angular designs that looked a lot more like a 365 GTB/4Daytona. The major difference between the two popular models was addition of rear seats in the GTC/4, a more practical touch to the speedster.
http://www.luxury4play.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/amelia15-e1456933161438.jpg This is one of only 500 examples built over an 18-month period, making it rarer than both its predecessor and Daytona. It may not enjoy the same accolades as other Ferraris, but the 365 GTC/4 did receive First in Class at the 2014 Santa Fe Concorso.
With the practicality of added seats and the soul of a Daytona, this is an excellent Ferrari for the family man.


 




 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

In its time, the 599 GTO was the most powerful road car that Ferrari had ever built. After successfully testing the 599XX program in 2009, where 29 track-only examples were built, Ferrari knew they had a hit if they made a street-legal model.
The GTO has 670 brake horsepower, more juice than the fabled Enzo. They held nothing back in ensuring the 599 GTO would be Ferrari’s new performance benchmark, and virtually everything was addressed. Along with the increase in power, Ferrari increased the shift speed on the F1-style gearbox to a lightning quick 60 milliseconds, while the aerodynamics were revised to provide additional downforce.
This is one of the more modern Ferraris that’ll be at Amelia Island in a couple of weeks, but is still a modern-day collectible. Within the marque’s history, the 599 GTO can be considered the first limited-production performance-oriented grand tourer produced since the 275 GTB/C, connecting it to a celebrated part of Ferrari’s history.
 


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