Ferrari at Monterey Car Week
The Ferrari display at the First Tee of the famed Links at Pebble Beach golf course illustrated the breadth of excellence for which Maranello is famous, including the 488 Spider; California T Handling Speciale; and the limited editions F12tdf and LaFerrari. The latest model in the range, the GTC4Lusso, was flanked by one of its spiritual predecessors, a Classiche certified 1966 330 GTC.
On the lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, no fewer than eighteen prized Ferraris delighted spectators. Examples included: 1963 400 Superamerica; 1967 275 GTS4 (NART Spider); 1952 225 Sport; and 1956 290 MM. Among the crowd’s favorites, a spectacular 330 P4 Spider was awarded the “Gran Turismo Trophy” by the Concours jury.
Monterey Car Week shifted into high gear as the Prancing Horse took top honors at “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” where a1953 Ferrari 375 MM won Best of Show.
For the car lovers and collectors who’ve traveled from far and wide, Casa Ferrari Carmel was the hub for Ferraristi where a succession of Classiche certified models from the 250 GTL, 330 GTC, 275 GTB4 and 330 GTS set the backdrop as the latest GTC4Lusso took to Highway 1.
At the auctions, the Prancing Horse continued to dominate. At the upper reaches, sales included:1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione (sold for: $18,150,000); 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (sold for $13,500,000); 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta (sold for $5,445,000); and 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider (sold for $5,225,000). A new generation of rising stars was heralded by a 1989 328 GTS (sold at $209,000).
Next up is the finale, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where Ferrari will certainly continue to delight the crowds gathered for the festivities on the picturesque coast.
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