To the Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
GT & Sport Cars
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.
Shifting Into High Gear
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.
Paint it Red
There’s no better place for Ferrari’s latest masterpiece – the GTC4Lusso – to make its public North American debut than at Casa Ferrari Carmel, the Prancing Horse’s “home away from home” as Monterey Car Week gets underway. Nestled along Route 1 in the Carmel Highlands, the “Casa” – with its signature red roof and white walls – is returning for its second year to welcome Ferraristi and invited guests to celebrate the best of Maranello’s past and present. In addition to the GTC4Lusso, guests can also spy the California T Handling Speciale winding alongside the shimmering Pacific Coast—the reality of California Dreaming.
The week that lays ahead will be packed with some of the most spectacular Ferraris to be assembled anywhere. Casa Ferrari Carmel’s Piazza will display both the modern-day range – including the California T HS, F12berlinetta, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, and GTC4Lusso – plus an array of Classiche-certified examples. Additionally, no fewer than eighteen classics from Maranello will grace the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. At the auctions, headlines will likely be made yet again as highly anticipated examples poised to change hands include: 1959 Ferrari 250GT LWB California Spider Competizione; 1960 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione; 1950 Ferrari 166MM Berlinetta; and 1956 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Competizione “Tour de France.”