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Οι δημοπρασίες που θα λάβουν φέτος στο Pebble Beach θα αφήσουν εποχή. Εκτός από την υπέροχη συλλογή Pinnacle Portfolio, οι μεγάλοι οίκοι δημοπρασιών έχουν αναλάβει την δημοπράτηση εξαιρετικά σπάνιων αυτοκινήτων. Ο οίκος Gooding & Company θα δημοπρατήσει την Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta του 1962, την οποία ο Nuccio Bertone την παρουσίασε στις εκθέσεις της Γενεύης και του Τορίνο το 1962. Ο Nuccio Bertone είχε το παράπονο πως δεν εργάστηκε όσο θα ήθελε με την Ferrari, λόγω της ιδιαίτερης προτίμησης που έδειχνε η Ιταλική εταιρία με τον Pininfarina, με την συγκεκριμένη Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta να έχει σχεδιαστεί από τον Giorgetto Giugiaro μαζί με την βοήθεια του Bertone. Είναι βαμμένη στο μπλε μεταλλικό χρώμα Blu Notte Metallizzato και στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν μπορντό δερμάτινες επενδύσεις.

Η μοναδική Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta έχει αριθμό σασί 3269 GT και είναι μέρος της συλλογής του Lorenzo Zambrano για περισσότερα από τριάντα χρόνια. Ο οίκος θεωρεί πως το αυτοκίνητο θα πουληθεί για μεταξύ 14-16 εκατ. δολάρια.

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Ο οίκος RM Sotheby’s έχει αναλάβει την δημοπρασία της Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta by Scaglietti του 1950 που πιστεύεται πως θα πιάσει τιμή μεταξύ 7,5-10 εκατ. δολαρίων. Είναι μια από τις δύο 275S Barchetta, και μια από τις εννέα barchetta που κατασκευάστηκαν από την Ferrari, έχει αριθμό πλαισίου 0030 MT και έκανε το ντεμπούτο της στο Mille Miglia rally το 1950.

Αρχικά φορούσε έναν V12 3,3-λίτρων κινητήρα, αλλά μετά το Mille Miglia, αναβαθμίστηκε με έναν V12 4,1-λίτρων κινητήρα προερχόμενο από F1 μονοθέσιο της Ferrari της εποχής εκείνης. Μέχρι το 1999 άνηκε στον Αμερικάνο συλλέκτη Peter Markowski, ενώ σημερινός ιδιοκτήτης του είναι ένας Γερμανός, ο οποίος συμμετείχε με το αυτοκίνητο στο φετινό Mille Miglia.

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Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις τον Σεπτέμβριο ο οίκος Bonhams θα βγάλει στο σφυρί την Bentley Continental S3 Flying Spur του Keith Richards των Rolling Stones. Το αυτοκίνητο αναμένεται να δημοπρατηθεί για 400.000 με 600.000 λίρες

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1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale

(Estimate $14,000,000-$16,000,000)

Any coachbuilt Ferrari will stir excitement on the auction block, but 3269 GT is quite possibly the most important 250 GT SWB ever to be presented at public auction. Built for and personally owned by Nuccio Bertone to showcase his company at the Geneva and Torino Auto Shows in 1962, this one-off “sharknose” Berlinetta Speciale Ferrari is sure to electrify the Pebble Beach Auctions when Gooding & Company presents this Italian masterpiece in August.

This unique Ferrari was one of the first cars penned by the well-known stylist, Giorgetto Giugiaro, while working for Nuccio Bertone. The two worked together to create one of the most viscerally moving designs in Ferrari’s history, which was inspired by the world championship-winning Grand Prix car – the Ferrari 156 F1. Giugiaro’s exterior design paid homage to the 156 F1 with the distinct “sharknose” front-end treatment. The interior was pure Bertone, luxuriously finished in burgundy leather hides with a dashboard matching the wonderful exterior color – Blu Notte Metallizzato – the car has always been worthy of the praise and numerous awards it has received over the years.

This “sharknose” SWB will be offered for the first time ever at public auction, having been the crown jewel in the exclusive Lorenzo Zambrano collection for over 30 years.

BONHAMS OFFER THE BENTLEY THAT TOOK KEITH RICHARDS AND ANITA PALLENBERG ON DRUG FUELLED MARRAKECH TRIP

12 Sep 2015, Goodwood Revival

In the swinging sixties, each member of the Rolling Stones had his own statement vehicle – a car that announced the arrival of a rock star. For Keith Richards, this car was a beautiful blue Bentley S3 Continental ‘Flying Spur’, a car that he affectionately named ‘Blue Lena’ after legendary jazz musician, Lena Horne.

In 1965, Richards purchased the car new from London dealer H.R. Owen, and later had it modified with a secret compartment in which he and the band could conceal their much loved, and highly illegal, narcotics. In the heady days of the Rolling Stones’ early fame, the car not only transported the band to various parties and gigs, but also took them on some astonishing adventures around Europe, and most famously, North Africa.

“It was a car meant to be driven fast at night,” Richards said, in his 2010 autobiography, Life. “My dark blue Bentley, my S3 Continental Flying Spur – an automobile of some rarity, one of a limited edition of 87. Having this car was already heading for trouble, breaking the rules of the establishment, driving a car I was definitely not born in to. ‘Blue Lena’ had carried us on many an acid-fuelled journey.”

In 1967, police raided Keith Richards’s country home, Redlands, an estate in West Wittering, Sussex, just a stone’s throw away from Goodwood where Blue Lena will now be sold. As the police arrived the band were in the middle of one of their famously hedonistic parties, and were found high on various illegal substances. Notoriously, Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger’s then girlfriend, was found lying on a sofa, wearing nothing but a fur rug, prompting the infamous newspaper headline: ‘Nude Girl at Stones Party’.

Richards was charged with possession of illegal substances. In the run up to his court date, and no doubt to escape the media buzz, he and the band decided to go on an overseas adventure, to a place where drugs were, at the time, more freely available – Marrakech, in Morocco.

Whilst Jagger and Marianne Faithfull flew in, Richards and Brian Jones decided to go with Blue Lena, along with model Anita Pallenberg, Jones’ girlfriend at the time, and friend Deborah Dixon.

Early on in the 1,800 journey Jones, his tempestuous relationship with Pallenberg at breaking point, was struck down with pneumonia and hospitalised in Albi, France. Dixon was the next to go – in Barcelona – leaving Richards and Pallenberg alone in Blue Lena marking the beginning of a relationship which only ended, three children and 23 years later, in 1980.

James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said: “Richards sold Blue Lena in 1978, and it has since changed hands just three times. Following a five-year restoration, Blue Lena has been returned to its former glory, and will be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale – very near to the scene of that famous 1967 raid – at estimate £400,000-600,000.”

Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale takes place 12 September in Chichester, West Sussex.