If someone asked you what is in your dream garage of supercars and racing machines, we bet one of the models you name is featured in this collection g
If someone asked you what is in your dream garage of supercars and racing machines, we bet one of the models you name is featured in this collection going to auction next month.
The group of astounding machines is part of the incredible Gran Turismo Collection, which consists of 18 iconic cars from Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini and the greatest era of rallying, all offered from one owner’s highly-curated garage.
They will go to the block at RM Sotheby’s London sale on 5 November, and the entire collection is expected to sell for a monumental £40,360,000.
We take a look at each of the 18 vehicles, some of which are set to smash auction records.
The dream garage that’s up for grabs: This collection of 18 ultra-rate motors all belong to one owner. But they’ve decided to part ways with this incredible selection of supercars and rally icons, all of which go under the hammer next month for a combined £40m
The assembly of vehicles is a line-up of who’s who in the world of desirable road and race machines from the last half century.
There are eight Ferraris in total, including the ‘big five’ exclusive ‘hypercars’ from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.
Yet none of the Fezzas are expected to bring in the highest single sale price, with one of three Bugattis being auctioned expected to attract a winning bid in the region of £4.5million.
Two supremely-collectible Lamborghinis and a pair of extremely rare Jaguars complete the available road cars being sold by the single owner.
The remaining three motors are all Group B rally legends, with one of two Lancia’s predicted to become the most expensive rally machine to ever go under the hammer.
Michael Squire, a senior specialist at RM Sotheby’s, described it as ‘one of the most remarkable single-owner collections of supercars to be offered in Europe’.
He added: ‘We are privileged to have been entrusted with this unbelievable collection of cars.
‘It represents a cross section of supercars and GTs which are at the zenith of desirability in today’s market.
‘The Group B rally cars are an additional, remarkable highlight, perfectly encapsulating the peak of rallying’s most extreme era.’
Here’s a rundown of the available cars ahead of next month’s auction…
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
Estimate: £3.25million – £4million
This is one of just 272 Ferrari 288 GTOs ever produced and has just 14,674 miles on the clock. The winning bid will is expected to be in the region of £4million
If you want an exclusive Ferrari with plenty of pedigree, look no further than the 288 GTO.
This 1985 example is one of the 272 cars produced as Ferrari embarked on creating a small run of ‘homologation’ road cars that would allow it to be entered into Group B racing competition in the era.
It was the first Ferrari to receive the iconic GTO nameplate since the legendary 250 GTO of the sixties, ending a 20-year hiatus for the nomenclature.
This 1985 car has been beautifully maintained and has just 14,674 miles (23,615km) on the clock. With all 272 road-going cars built in Maranello leaving the factory in Rosso Corsa, this one has retained its original red paintwork.
1991 Ferrari F40
Estimate: £1.4million – £1.6million
Arguably the biggest poster car of its era, the F40 is a supercar icon. This one has seen plenty of use, clocking over 30k miles
Ask a child of the 1990s which car they had on a poster Blu-Tacked to their bedroom wall and the vast majority will say the F40.
It is still today one of the most exotic and coveted of all Ferrari road cars, and perhaps the last of the truly analogue Ferrari supercars.
This 1991 car has had just two owners in its lifetime and the 478bhp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V8 has covered 30,143 miles (48,511km). It’s a sought-after non-adjustable version and has been part of the vendor’s collection for the last 25 years.
1997 Ferrari F50
Estimate: £3.25million – £4million
The F50 had a difficult task on its hands following in the tyre tracks of the F40. While it didn’t manage to cause as much stir as its predecessor when new, admiration for the F1-inspire thoroughbred has certainly taken a step up in recent years
Following in the footsteps of an icon is never easy, and when the F50 was tasked with replacing the F40 in the mid-nineties it was an almost impossible task.
But while the F50 wasn’t as revered when it arrived, appreciation for the supercar has grown immensely since.
And for good reason, too. It is the closest thing to an F1 car of that era you can get for the road, with its 4.7-litre V12 based very much on the powerplants used by Team Scuderia at the time.
This 1997 car – one of just 349 ever made – was one of three post-production F50s commissioned for the household of the Sultan of Brunei, thought it has been part of the vendor’s collection since 2006.
2003 Ferrari Enzo
Estimate: £1.8million – £2.2million
Few road cars on the planet can match up to the incredible drama of the Ferrari Enzo, which is still considered today one of the finest driver’s hypercars you can get your hands on. The vendor has had plenty of use out of this one, rather than keeping it cooped up in a temperature-controlled museum
The Enzo is arguably the most significant Ferrari design of the 21st Century and certainly worthy of its name. It was tested and developed with the help of Michael Schumacher, and just 400 were produced – though this one might be the most used of the lot.
While Enzos tend to be consigned to static display in private collections and museums to preserve their value, this one has clocked a relatively large 44,700 miles (71,937km) in its 19 years.
It’s all original, including the matching-numbers 6.0-litre V12 engine and has an extensive history file, including a photo album of pictures snapped by the first owner who drove it from the Maranello factory to England.
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
Estimate: £2million – £2.5 million
The last of the ‘big five’ Ferrari roads cars of the modern era is this well-used example of the LaFerrari. Only 499 were made, and this one has plenty of miles under its belt as the vendor has enjoyed it, rather than preserved it
Completing the Ferrari hypercar ‘big five’ is the LaFerrari – the Italian brand’s latest exclusive flagship model.
Finished in the quintessential Ferrari shade of Rosso Corsa, chassis 203166 was delivered to the UK and first registered on 17 July 2014.
Like the Enzo above, it hasn’t had the sheltered life many of the 498 other LaFerraris built have endured. It has been regularly driven and enjoyed, and presents today with 24,233 miles (39,000km) on the odometer.
2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Estimate: £1.1million – £1.4million
This 2011 599 SA Aperta might not have the kudos of one of Ferrrari’s big five, but it is super rare (just 80 made) and has covered less than 10,000 miles in a decade
The three remaining Fezzas going to the block are all standout thanks to their yellow paintwork.
The most valuable of them all is this one-of-80 599 SA Apertas from 2011. It was produced to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Pininfarina and the drop-top supercar has a 661bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine.
The one-owner example had covered a mere 8,666 miles (13,947km) from new.
2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina
Estimate: £180,000 – £230,000
The 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was produce in limited numbers and is without a fixed roof. This one has covered fewer than 5,000 miles and should go for around £230,000
This 550 is one of the 448 special edition examples built by Ferrari to honour long-term partner Pininfarina.
It is a true Barchetta with no permanent convertible top provided. A cloth soft top was supplied by the factory, but only to be used below 68mph.
This one has been in the collection from new, has been ‘religiously maintained’ and used sparingly, with the odometer reading just 4,753 miles (7,649km).
2006 Ferrari Superamerica
Estimate: £190,000 – £230,000
This stunning example of the Superamerica has been part of the Gran Turismo Collection since 2013 and has been ‘fastidiously maintained’ by the well-heeled enthusiast
The final yellow Ferrari belonging to the vendor that’s going to auction is this one-of-63 Superamericas supplied new to the UK from 2006.
It has been part of the Gran Turismo Collection since 2013 and in the last nine year has been ‘fastidiously maintained’ by the well-heeled enthusiast.
The model’s famous rotating and retracting Revocromico roof is working as it should when tested on 3 October, and it shows as having covered only 15,429 miles (24,831km).
1993 Bugatti EB110 GT
Estimate: £1.5million – £2million
Bugatti’s EB110 is another nineties poster car that was adored for its unique looks and wailing quad-turbo V12 engine. With a top speed of 213mph, it was one of the fastest hypercars of its generation
By the 1990s, Bugatti was a marque which hadn’t produced anything meaningful since the Second World War.
But all that changed with the launch of the fearsome EB110, a car which brought the famous name back into the public consciousness with brutal performance, exotic looks, and state-of-the-art engineering. With a quad-turbo 3.5-litre V12, it could hit an eye-watering top speed of 213mph.
This one – which is one of only 139 and finished in the most-desirable blue tone – has been in the Gran Turismo Collection since 2012 and has been driven for 6,960 miles (11,202km) from new.
1996 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport
Estimate: £2.5million – £3miilion
One of the rarest cars in the entire collection is this Bugatti EB110 SS of which just 30 were made. This one has done more than 15,000 miles, which is probably more than any of the other 29 examples
Want something more exclusive than the Bugatti EB110? How about the EB100 Super Sport, of which only 30 were ever made.
The Gran Turismo Collection sale offers a rare opportunity to acquire a 1996 example, which boasts even greater performance figures thanks to a range of modifications and 150kg less weight.
It has been part of the garage of luxury motors since 2012, having previously been registered to an owner in Monaco. With 15,203 miles (24,467km) on the clock, this 216mph-hypercar has had some use on the road.
2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Estimate: £4million – £4.5million
The car expected to sell for the highest fee is this 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. It would have cost £4.2million new, so the vendor will be expecting a winning bid in the region of the higher estimate in order to make a profit
Among all the exotica offered from this private collection, the newest model from the roster is also the one tipped to make the most money.
It is a 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, the ultimate variant of the already extreme Chiron, the example on offer features a black carbon exterior with jet orange stripes that’s based on the car that stated claim to the record of fastest production road car of all time – that was until Guinness World Records vetoed its 304mph time as unofficial in 2019.
Only 30 road-going cars were made, with this being one of them. It has covered 1,416 miles already this year. Considering they were £4.2million new, the owner will be expecting the higher end of the estimate to make a profit.
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
Estimate: £1.9million – £2.2million
The Lamborghini Miura is the original supercar, so no Gran Turismo Collection would truly be complete without one. This example has covered fewer than 30,000 miles from new
Would you really be able to state claim to having a Gran Turismo Collection without out one of these?
The Lamborghini Miura SV by Bertone is considered the first supercar of all time – and such is its staggering presence that it continues to turn heads more than 50 years after its launch.
The 1971 model offered from the private garage is one of only 150 and presented in the dramatic colour of ‘Miura Verde’. Known for its thrilling, transversely mounted V12 engine, this one has fewer than 30,000 miles on the clock.
1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S
Estimate: £380,000 – £500,000
If the Lamborghini Countach wasn’t desirable enough, this beautifully cared for 1984 example is in the same spec as the car that featured in the 2013 movie, The Wolf of Wall Street
If you had a car poster on your bedroom wall in the late eighties and early nineties and it wasn’t a Ferrari F40, the chances are it was a Countach.
This 1984 example is one of 321 LP5000 S versions built between 1982 and 1985 and was added to the Gran Turismo Collection in 2015 having previously had a single owner from new. It is the highly desirable ‘Bianco over Bianco’ specification – the same as the car famously appearing in 2013 hit film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
With 32,580 miles (52,432km) on the odometer, it has been well used by Lambo standards, though the 4.8-litre V12 engine has been meticulously maintained throughout its lifetime.
1993 Jaguar XJ220 S
Estimate: £850,000 – £1.1million
Of all the road cars on offer as part of the auction, this is the rarest of them all. It’s a 1993 Jaguar XJ220 S, of which just six were produced with numberplates and indicators
Only nine competition-bred TWR Jaguar XJ220s were completed with the help of Tom Walkinshaw Racing, the motor racing team and engineering firm based in Oxfordshire. Of those, six were made as road-going S models. And the one of them is part of the collection being sold at auction.
Produced as a limited-production, road-going version, to comply with homologation requirements, the 1993 Jaguar XJ220 S on offer is a rare and exotic beast.
Presented in orange over grey and with only 2,996 miles (4,822km) on the clock, this 217-mph car represents an incredibly rare opportunity for collectors.
1991 Jaguar XJR-15
Estimate: £950,000 – £1.2million
This 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 is one of only 53 made. While other cars that have been part of the Gran Turismo Collection for years have been driven often, this has only 67 miles on the clock
The second Jaguar to be offered from the Gran Turismo Collection at RM Sotheby’s London sale on 5 November is this 1991 Jaguar XJR-15.
Also developed by TWR, it was essentially a racecar modified for the road.
With just 53 made, and with its DNA developed from the Le Mans-winning XJR-9, this is an incredibly special part of Jaguar’s 20th-century heritage. Remarkably, this example has only 67 miles on its odometer.
1982 Lancia 037 Group B Works Evo 1
Estimate: £950,000 – £1.2million
The final three cars from the 18-strong roster of machines are all Group B rally legends. The first is this 1982 Lancia 037, which won the 1983 Dutch rally
The collection also features three stunning Group B rally cars, all boasting incredible provenance.
This includes a works 1982 Lancia 037 Group B rally car that was driven by rally superstars Markku Alén and Walter Röhrl, with Röhrl winning the 1983 ADAC Rallye Deutschland at the wheel of this very machine.
1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B Works
Estimate: £1.75million – £2.25million
Legendary Finnish rally driver Henri Toivonen took his final victory in this very car, winning the opening round of the 1985 World Rally Championship in Monte Carlo. He sadly lost his life in a crash in Corsica on 1 May that year. It means this car has plenty of provenance, which is why it could set a new world record price
This 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Group B, presented in its original – and stunning – Martini livery, was the 1986 Monte Carlo rally winner in the hands of Finnish rally legend, Henri Toivonen.
It was the last car he drove to victory, making this S4 one of the most outstanding Group B cars in existence.
If it sells for over £1.8million, it will set a new record as the most expensive rally machine of all time. That moniker is currently held by a 1988 Audi Sport Quattro S1 that sold for a staggering €2million – almost £1.8million – at the Artcurial Parisienne collectible car event last year.
1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2 Group B Works
Estimate: £1.75million – £2.25million
No Group B collection is complete without the Audi Quattro, and this is one of the finest examples still in existence. It was driven in the 1985 season by WRC champion Hannu Mikkola. Should it exceed £1.8m, it will also beat the previous record high price paid for a rally car at auction
No Group B line-up is complete without an Audi, and this 1985 Audi Quattro S1 E2 Group B is a highly significant example of the breed.
Powered by Audi’s incredible 550bhp, 2.1-litre five-cylinder engine, the Quattro S1 is up there with the most iconic and recognisable rally cars of all time.
The example offered was used by World Rally Champion Hannu Mikkola for the 1985 RAC Rally and is presented in its works livery. With the same estimate as the Lancia Delta S4 listed above, it could also become the priciest rally car sold at auction.