24/07/2012 2012 Monterey Week Sales Newsflash: Early Ford GT and Ferrari collection added to Gooding’s Pebble Beach line-up
1964 Ford GT, chassis GT/104: $5,000,000 - 7,000,000
David Gooding’s Pebble Beach Equestrian Center sale is the traditional finale to a frantic week of classic car activity on the Monterey peninsula. This year, the catalogue has been boosted yet further with the addition of one of the earliest Ford GTs, along with rare Ferraris from the collection of Sherman M. Wolf.
The Ford GT (one hesitates to use the more familiar name ‘GT40’ with this prototype car), chassis GT/104, was part of the then British team’s entry at Le Mans in 1964. It failed to finish. Once shipped to the USA, and totally re-engineered and then race-prepped by Carroll Shelby, the now blue-with-white-stripes car came in third overall at the 1965 season-opener at Daytona, driven by Bob Bondurant and Richie Ginther.
A truly important piece of Shelby and GT40 history, GT/104 is estimated at $5,000,000 - 7,000,000.
1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spider: $4,500,000 - 6,500,000
1957 Ferrari 500 TRC: $3,750,000 - 4,500,000
Joining the Ford GT – and a host of other superb entries – are Ferraris from the late American collector Sherman M. Wolf. These are headed by a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Alloy California Spider Competizione, chassis 1639 GT. One of only nine alloy LWB Cal’ Spiders built, the car is in full competition specification that includes: an ‘outside plug’ motor with Testa Rossa heads; disc brakes; velocity stacks; and a ribbed gearbox.
A fabulous car at an equally fantastic price: $7m – 9m.
1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Alloy California Spider Competizione: $7,000,000 - 9,000,000
The other Ferraris are a 1953 340 MM Spider ($4.5m – 6.5m), a 1957 500 TRC ($3.75m – 4.5m) and a 1985 288 GTO estimated at $750,000 - 900,000.