A 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider could sell for more than $25 million in Monte Carlo next month, as the star lot of the eagerly anticipated RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale.
Described as "one of the most important road-going Ferraris in history", the NART Spider is one of only ten examples ever built.
The car was originally conceived as a collaboration between Enzo Ferrari and Luigi Chinetti, the renowned American Ferrari importer and owner of the championship-winning North American Racing Team.
Chinetti asked the company to build him a limited number of the cars, to be sold exclusively through his U.S dealership, but low sales meant just ten of the originally-planned 25 vehicles were built.
The example heading for sale at RM Sotheby’s, chassis no. 11057, was the last of the ten to be produced, and the only one to be sold new in Europe. Offered with Ferrari Classiche certification, the car is valued at €19-€23 million ($21.58-$26.13 million).
"It is a privilege to present this NART Spider, not only because of its importance and rarity, but also because its offering at auction is such an extraordinary event," said Rob Myers, Chairman and CEO of RM Sotheby’s.
"Ownership of a NART Spider represents membership in a club of only nine other enthusiasts around the world. If a Ferrari is the choice of car connoisseurs, then the NART Spider is the choice of Ferrari connoisseurs."
The NART Spider will be one of 21 superb Ferraris on offer in Monaco, with further highlights including a 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet, one of just four bodied by Vignale, estimated at €1.25-€1.5 million ($1.42-$1.7 million); and a Classiche-certified 1972 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, valued at €2.4-$2.8 million ($2.72-$3.18 million).
Away from the Maranello marque, the sale will showcase standout lots such as a 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution, expected to sell for €2.7-€3 million ($3.06-$3.4 million), and the ex-Team Peugeot Total 2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Prototype, driven to a second-place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which comes with an estimate of €1.2-€1.6 million ($1.36-$1.81 million).
The RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale takes place at Le Sporting Monte-Carlo on May 14, as part of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend.