Forza Ferrari! ... 275 GTB is top lot at Bonhams Record-Setting Zoute Sale


 

Zoute, 11 October, 2019

A highly-desirable 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy ‘long nose’ was the top lot, selling for a total of €2,875,000 (US$3,174,033),in today’s Bonhams Zoute Sale, at the 10th edition of the Zoute Grand Prix, leading a pack of FIVE Ferraris dominating the top ten lots of the sale which realised a total of more than €10,600,000 (US$11,700,000) – setting a record for the auction house at Zoute. 


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One of only 60 ‘long-nose’ examples produced with an alloy body, the 275 GTB, finished in ‘rosso chiaro’ with blue interior, was previously owned for some 10 years by Gregory Noblet, son of Ferrari privateer driver and ‘gentleman racer’ Pierre Noblet, who, together with Jean Guichet, was on the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1962 (3rd) and 1963 (2nd) in a 250 GTO.

Noblet Junior enjoyed similar success with the 275 GTB in historic racing motor sports events, picking up various podium finishes in the Biennial Le Mans Classic. The car also led the 50thanniversary 250 GTO Tour, the only 275 GTB to be invited to this celebrated event. 

Today's buyer, who was present in the packed saleroom, fought a hard-won bidding battle for the Ferrari – his second of the afternoon, having earlier, by contrast, successfully bid for a Citroen 2CV Sahara!

Meanwhile a younger ‘sibling’ from the Maranello stable, a 2004 Ferrari Enzo sold to a European bidder in the room for €1,506,500 (and subject to EU import taxes) taking the second spot in the collector’s motor cars auction. The pristine example of only 400 ‘instant classic supercars’ had covered fewer than 27,000 kilometres from new.

The three other modern Maranello marvels which featured in the top ten of today’s sale were: 

  • 1989 F40 Berlinetta, which sold for €920,000.
  • 2016 F12tdf, delivered new to Belgium, which achieved €747,500
  • 1980 512 BB Coupé which realised for €253,000.

 

Philip Kantor, Bonhams Head of European Motoring, said: “The allure of the prancing horse is always powerful at Zoute, which has been proven by today’s results. 

The buyers and collectors here are most discerning and so it natural that they appreciated the exceptional quality of the cars on offer today.”

Another popular marque making a strong showing today was Mercedes-Benz, represented in the top ten by one of its most desirable classic models, the 300 SL Roadster. The exceptional 1957 ‘concours-standard’ example of the ‘jet set’ favourite sold today for €1,035,000, while a majestic 1971 280 SE ‘Flachkühler’ Cabriolet found a new owner for €330,000.

 

Other Bonhams Zoute Sale highlights include

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Coupé which sold for €402,500

1964 OSCA 1600 GT ‘Double Bubble’ which achieved €379,500

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster, which realised for €281,750


Related Material

 

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates

Result
incl. Buyer’s Premium

01

Ferrari 156 F1 'Sharknose' Child's Car

 

€6,000 - 8,000
(NR)

 

02

'Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR 722 – Stirling Moss' Child's car

 

€6,000 - 8,000
(NR)

 

03

Lotus  Type 49 Formula 1 'Jim Clark' Child's Car

 

€8,000 - 12,000
(NR)

 

04

Ferrari  312T Formula 1 'Niki Lauda' Child's Car

 

€10,000 - 15,000
(NR)

 

05

1927 Gillet-Herstal  346cc Tour du Monde

25196

€7,500 - 9,500
(NR)

€6,900

06

1986 Austin  Mini Moke

TW7XKFP
3285680298

€15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

€20,700

07

1966 MG  MGB Roadster MKI

GHN3L88082

€18,000 - 24,000

€25,300

08

1966 Porsche  912 'SWB' Coupé

352139

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€43,700

09

1959 FIAT-Abarth 750 Record Monza Coupé

577 535

€75,000 - 95,000
(NR)

€80,500

10

1956 Austin-Healey  100/4 BN2

BN2/L/228821

€90,000 - 140,000 (NR)

€149,500

11

1958  AC Ace-Bristol Roadster

BEX495

€250,000 - 300,000

€281,750

12

1968 Citroën DS21 Décapotable

4609606

€190,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

14

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.75.
00152

€950,000 - 1,150,000

€1,035,000

15

1930 O.M. Type 665 Superba Supercharged Roadster

6651053

€1,200,000 - 1,500,000

Not Sold

16

1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupé

108325

€75,000 - 95,000

€66,700

17

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT 1600 Coupé

AR 603134

€45,000 - 55,000

€48,300

18

1964  OSCA 1600 GT 'Double Bubble'

011

€280,000 - 340,000

€379,500

19

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Coupé

ARO 01646

€350,000 - 450,000

€402,500

20

1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis'

S80

€900,000 - 1,100,000

Not Sold

21

2016 Ferrari F12tdf

223160

€650,000 - 850,000

Not Sold

22

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster

CSX 2245

€800,000 - 1,100,000

Not Sold

23

1964 FIAT  Ghia 1500 GT Coupé

116.0394674

€65,000 - 85,000

€71,300

24

1968 Mercedes-Benz  280 SL 'Pagoda' with Hardtop

113.044.10.
006006

€95,000 - 145,000

€103,500

25

1965 Porsche  911 2.0-litre 'SWB' Coupé

302577

€150,000 - 200,000

€161,000

26

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Sports Saloon

LML/50/307

€200,000 - 300,000

€224,250

27

1956 Jaguar XK140 SE OTS Roadster

S812855

€130,000 - 160,000
(NR)

€126,500

28

1960  Ferrari  250 GT Series II Cabriolet

2071GT

€1,200,000 - 1,600,000

Not Sold

29

1964  Citroën 2CV Sahara AZ 4x4

1100111

€75,000 - 95,000

€86,250

30

1955 Cadillac  Series 62 Eldorado Convertible

556286347

€50,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€46,000

31

1957 Alfa Romeo  1900C Super Sprint Series 3 Three-window Coupé

AR1900C 10517

€170,000 - 230,000

€189,750

32

1971 Mercedes-Benz  280 SE 3.5 'Flachkühler' Cabriolet

111.027-12-
004473

€375,000 - 425,000

€330,000

33

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Coupé

1823GT

€550,000 - 750,000

Not Sold

34

1962 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupé

BC8LXA

€300,000 - 400,000

Not Sold

35

1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta

80747

€800,000 - 1,000,000

€920,000

36

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 'Alloy' Berlinetta

08061

 

€2,875,000

37

1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda with Hardtop

113042-10-
000249

€75,000 - 120,000

€69,000

38

1955 FIAT  1100 Turismo Veloce Series 1 Coupé

127637

€150,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

39

1970 Porsche  911 2.2S Targa

9110310513

€100,000 - 150,000

€138,000

40

1979  De Tomaso Pantera GTS 'Narrow Body'

THPNUD09137

€120,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

41

1976  Porsche  930 Turbo 3.0 Coupé

9307700066

€100,000 - 150,000

€117,300

42

1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Volante Convertible

SCFCV81Z1JTL
30029

€320,000 - 380,000

Not Sold

43

2004 Ferrari Enzo

125952

€1,300,000 - 1,600,000

€1,506,500

44

1952 Lancia Aurelia B53 Cabriolet Carrozzeria Speciale

B53-1083

€140,000 - 170,000

Not Sold

45

1980 Ferrari 512 BB Coupé

30935

€230,000 - 260,000

€253,000

46

1958  Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

J58S102481

€60,000 - 90,000
(NR)

€57,500

47

1978 Porsche 928 Coupé

928 810 2083

€40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€46,000