- Written by webmin
We have only gotten preliminary information on the auction results for the March 22 sale at Webb’s Auction House in New Zealand, but the prices we do have are stratospheric. Although the auction resulted in about $1.4 million (NZ) in total sales, one of the feature cars, a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, was sold shortly after the conclusion of the auction for a whopping $1.1 million, or about $828,000 in U.S. dollars. Powered by a Colombo-designed Tipo 125 V-12, the Lusso featured the same Pininfarina-designed and Scaglietti-built steel body as the short-wheelbase 250 GTs. Only 350 Ferrari 250 GT Lussos were built, and only 23 were manufactured in right-hand drive. The car underwent a full restoration by the experts at Auto Restorations and has been driven less than 18,000 miles total. The opinions were that this car looked even better than Steve McQueen’s Lusso that sold at Christie’s in Monterey in 2007 for $2.31 million (U.S.). A bargain at what it sold for, then?
At the same sale, a 1955 Vincent Black Knight Series D hit the six-figure realm, selling for $100,000 (a little more than $75,000 U.S.). This enclosed model was one of only 200 built; total Black Knight production was limited to 460.
Two other bikes of note:
* 1964 Matchless Rickman Matisse G50 sold for $60,000 (about $45,000 U.S.)
* 1950 HRD Vincent Rapide Model B sold for $52,500 (about $39,500 U.S.)
You can view the entire March 22nd auction catalog at the Webb’s website. We anticipate further sales figures will also be located there in the near future. Photos courtesy of Webb’s Auction House NZ.