Has RM Sotheby’s assembled the ultimate barn find collection?

Photography by J.A. Ackley

Is 20 a lot? It depends on the context. Buying 20 cans of soup? A little odd, but probably not worth writing home about.

Twenty highly desirable Ferraris lost to time going up for auction? That’s much more significant.

RM Sotheby’s took the cover off its Lost & Found Collection of 20 “barn find” Ferraris during Monterey Car Week. This exclusive collection includes a 250 GT Coupe Speciale first owned by King Mohamed V of Morocco, a 275 GTB/6C that competed in the 1966 Targa Florio, a 512 BB Competizione that was one of three examples prepared to compete in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a 500 Mondial Spider Series I with an extensive racing history that includes a fourth-place class finish in the 1954 Mille Miglia.

The full collection is as follows:

  • 1978 Ferrari 512 BB Competizione                                                       
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti                                                     
  • 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina                             
  • 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Series I by Pinin Farina              
  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina                                                                  
  • 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina                                  
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina                                                     
  • 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti                             
  • 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti                      
  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti                      
  • 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti                                                 
  • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Series II by Pinin Farina                              
  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 by Pininfarina                                                             
  • 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina           
  • 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’ by Scaglietti                                   
  • 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 by Pininfarina                                                
  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I ‘Interim’ by Pininfarina                                  
  • 1980 Ferrari 512 BB                                                                            
  • 1991 Ferrari Testarossa                                                                       
  • 1977 Ferrari 400 Automatic
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Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
8/17/23 11:20 a.m.

This is a really cool idea, but somehow, when word gets out to the general public... and it will, I think this is going to be bad for car guys in general.

I have a feeling that it's going to lead to increased hoarding, rather than bringing more under appreciated classics out of the woodwork. 

johndej SuperDork
8/17/23 11:31 a.m.

I saw a few of these teased earlier especially the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina


bosswrench New Reader
8/18/23 6:44 a.m.

I hate to see even garbage trucks treated this way. Now I understand why Enzo hated to deal with the general public. Looks like a rich 6-yr-old's toybox.

johndej SuperDork
8/18/23 7:47 p.m.

Almost 1.9 million for the husk of the 500 spyder

chandler MegaDork
8/20/23 9:03 p.m.

I was watching a few videos on YouTube about what WAS in the collection that the guy had sold off to cover tax debts a few times. That was a crazy collection.

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