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Dream’ Ferrari leads Bonhams vintage car sale in Connecticut

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26 May 2016 12:00

A rare Ferrari described as an "aficionado’s dream" will lead a line-up of rare vintage cars at Bonhams in Connecticut next month.
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is one of more than 100 hand-picked vehicles up for sale, as the auction house hosts its annual sale in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Sale.

Designed by Pininfarina and bodied by Scaglietti, the 275 GTB/4 is one of only 331 examples produced before it was replaced by the Ferrari 330 and 365 series.

This matching-numbers example is offered in its original rare colour scheme of Verde Pino over Nero, and has had just three owners from new.

Having spent the last four decades in the careful ownership of a single New York collector, the car will now hit the auction block for the very first time – where it’s expected to sell for $2.9-$3.2 million.

The 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica

Another standout lot is a 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica, one of only 43 examples ever built with manual transmission. Heavily optioned and with a single owner from new, the car comes with less than 11,800 miles on the clock and an estimate of $700,000-$900,000.

Further Prancing Horses heading to Connecticut include an iconic 1989 Ferrari F40; a highly desirable, single mirror model 1986 Ferrari Testarossa; and a 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole, the first example ever produced.

The sale will also offer motoring masterpieces such as a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540k Sport Cabriolet A with coachwork by Sindelfingen; a 2005 Ford GT with just 113 miles from new; the one-off, coach-built, Cadillac-powered 1957 Bill Frick Special GT Coupe; and an iconic 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupe.

The Bonhams Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Sale takes place on Sunday June 5.