Though Enzo Ferrari may have not been interested in producing road cars when he formed Scuderia Ferrari in 1929, the Ferrari name is synonymous with a number of the most enthralling road cars of all time, each backed by nearly a century of racing pedigree and incorporating technology from their racing division. The first production road car to bear the Ferrari name was the 125 S featuring a 1.5-liter V-12 designed by Gioachino Colombo and named to reference it’s engine displacement–125 multiplied by 12 results in the overall displacement of the engine–1,500cc. The 125 S claimed victories in competition in the Rome GP, the first piloted by Franco Cortese on May 20,1947 and followed by five more victories through the 1947 season. It was the beginning of what Ferrari would become known for: creating gorgeous luxury cars inspired by the same race cars which would claim victories throughout various classes in motorsport, always blending elegance with speed and becoming the epitome of the Italian sports car.
“Our Monterey sale has long been a venue associated with some of the rarest, most important Ferraris ever built, and 2019 continues the tradition,” says Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s. With the recent addition of four models which are fresh to market and representative of some of the rarest models in the marque’s seven-decade history, RM Sotheby’s has managed to assemble nearly 30 of the most significant Ferrari models throughout history.
Click ahead to explore ten distinctive Ferrari models offered during RM Sotheby’s upcoming Monterey collector car auction, held 15-17 August 2019.