We reported recently that officials of British auction house Coys discovered a trove of classic car parts that had been stored away in shipping containers and would be offered up for bidding at the upcoming Blenheim Palace auction.
Coys was thrilled and figured the contents were worth more than a million dollars.
Since then, “someone alerted the auction house to the ‘final container’,” Coys said in a news release this morning. The “final container” was at the same site, the former estate of a Ferrari collector, but in “a slightly different location” and contains what Coys said is basically a kit to build your own 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
“We were over the moon with the first finds,” Coys managing director Chris Routledge said in the news release, “but we are ecstatic about this. It is completely unprecedented in the world of classic cars and we have rushed to get it into our Blenheim Palace classic car auction this Saturday 30th June.”
According to Coys, the contents of the container include the chassis frame for 1962 Ferrari 250 (serial number 4105GT), an original Ferrari Tipo 128S V12 engine, an authentic tubular steel frame in the GTO style, sections of bodywork, wheels, cooling and suspension and brake-system components, and dials and gauges.
“The 250 GTO is without doubt the most desirable classic car in the world,” said Nick Wells, Coys senior specialist. “With one of the original 36 examples now changing hands at in excess of £50 million (nearly $65.4 million), this blank canvas ‘build your own’ project, offered with unique provenance from Enzo Ferrari himself, is a mouth-watering prospect for the serious enthusiast.”