Some of the most significant Ferraris that have ever worn the Prancing Horse emblem will be on display in Manhattan, New York, this weekend as RM Sotheby’s auction house partners with Ferrari to celebrate the fabled Italian marque’s 70th anniversary.
On Saturday and Sunday, 10 iconic models showcasing the seven decades of Ferrari will be shown on the 10th floor gallery of RM Sotheby’s global headquarters in Manhattan. Other Ferrari sports and racing cars will be shown at key locations, including Ferrari’s New York showroom and the Hublot Flagship Store. The displays are open to the public.
“We’re honored to partner with Ferrari once again during their milestone anniversary year,” said Ian Kelleher, Chief Marketing Officer, RM Sotheby’s. “Our global team of specialists has their finger on the pulse when it comes to the location of some of the world’s most significant Ferraris, and we’re thrilled to bring them to New York City for display – allowing all Ferrari fans to participate in the celebrations.”
Michael Schumacher’s Monaco Grand Prix-winning Ferrari F2001, considered to be the most-important modern Formula 1 car, will be on view at Rockefeller Plaza.
The Schumacher race car, which has been on a weeklong display during Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales, will be offered for sale during Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on November 6 in New York City, the first collector car ever to be auctioned at a Sotheby’s fine-art sale.
“We’re able to bring one of the most important Ferrari competition cars — the Ferrari F2001, chassis 211 — to another international audience, exposing attendees to the pinnacle of modern car collecting, a car which is sure to increase in both historical significance and value with generations to come,” Kelleher added.
“Beyond its place in motorsport history, which ties it to the greatest driver and the most prestigious race track, the F2001 is a stunning work of design, and is in fact a model that several discerning collectors have chosen to display as three-dimensional art in their homes.”
The New York celebration caps off a year of special events that honor Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari joined for the marque’s special anniversary celebration September 9 at the automaker’s home base in Maranello, Italy, where the auction house held a single-marque Ferrari sale on the Fiorano Test Track.
For information about the Ferrari celebration and Schumacher racecar auction, visit RM Sotheby’s website.