In 1968, Ferrari has assembled 10 models of this collector’s item. One sold in Europe at the time. The Ferrari 275 is generally considered better alignment to the vehicle in operation. This model is known to share the screen with Steve McQueen in ‘The Thomas Crown Affair. “
But this model is not that of the actor, it belonged to a Spanish colonel of the Foreign Legion, and later, he made his way through a series of British owners, Swiss and American. The estimate is 26 million, about 23 million. It will be auctioned by Sotheby RM sidelines of the Monaco Grand Prix, May 14
This model bearing the chassis number 10709 has never changed hands since its acquisition by Eddie Smith Sr. in 1968. The proceeds from the sale of this legendary Ferrari was paid to charity.
RM Sotheby’s estimated between 19 and 23 million euros Monaco spider, wearing a maroon livery similar to the car of the “Thomas Crown Affair”. The highest bid of the year should remain the property of the Ferrari 335 S of Bardinon collection fetched 32.1 million euros during the Artcurial sale Rétromobile.
His passion for Ferrari has a nice selection of Ferrari 250 GTO, one (3387 GT). In 2001, he sold his spider to another owner GTO (3527 GT), the English Irvine Laidlaw. The question is whether the spider sold in Monaco will beat the record for the most expensive Ferrari of road in the world owned by a sister car, sold for $ 27.5 million, equivalent to 20.315 million euros, also by RM Auctions for summer sales Pebble Beach.