Incredible $12 million Ferrari collection up for auction

Tony Shooshani Collection
Tony Shooshani Collection / Image Credit: Mike Maez / Gooding & Company
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Ferraris come up for auction all the time, but in Scottsdale next month Gooding & Company will be auctioning off an entire collection of Maranello's finest projected to fetch around $12 million.

The collection belongs to one Tony Shooshani, described as "a widely published and renowned Ferrari collector." He's the proprietor of a 599XX Evo, a LaFerrari, and one of only six Pininfarina Sergio roadsters made. They'll remain in his collection, along with his prized 288 GTO and his thoroughbred Arabian stallion named Enzo. But he's liquidating some other notables from his garage, giving other collectors a chance to bring them home instead.

This includes a trio of supercars. There's an Enzo tipped to fetch between $2.4 and 2.8 million, an F50 ($2.5-2.9m), and an F40 ($1.3-1.6m). The more classically inclined may be more enticed by the 1960s-era 250 GT Lusso ($2.2-2.5m), 250 GT Series II Cabriolet ($2-2.3m), and Dino 206 GT ($700-800k), and there's a pair of 80s models as well in a 512 BBi ($400-475k) and 328 GTS ($125-150k).

The Berlinetta Boxer was Ferrari's first mid-engined twelve-cylinder supercar, and the 512 BBi was the ultimate incarnation thereof. It was never officially sold in the United States, but some still made it over here. This particular example was once owned by racing legend AJ Foyt.

Those pre-sale estimates place the value of the collection altogether at $10.3 million on the low side, and as high as $13.5 million. That's a whole lot of cash, but there's a whole lot of machinery here – in both quantity and quality. So if you've had a good six or seven figures burning a hole in your proverbial pocket and have been looking for the right place to invest it, this could be your chance.

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Gooding & Company is Thrilled to Announce The Tony Shooshani Collection to be Auctioned at the Scottsdale Auctions

Headlining the historic collection, a trio of rare Ferrari supercars from an astute collector –
the 1990 Ferrari F40, the 1995 Ferrari F50 and the 2003 Ferrari Enzo

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 30, 2015) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is pleased to announce an outstanding array of Ferraris at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 29 and 30, 2016. The upcoming collection of Ferraris from renowned Beverly Hills collector and distinguished Ferrari client Tony Shooshani delivers an unrivaled selection that spans many of the great eras of the Ferrari marque. From the legendary 250 GTs of the 1960s to the track-bred supercars of the 1990s and 2000s, this collection showcases the evolution in form, function, and performance engineering from Ferrari.

"We are honored to have a part of one of the most esteemed Ferrari collections in North America from such an astute and refined collector," states David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. "These three supercars within the Shooshani Collection perfectly illustrate the evolution of Ferrari's engineering and lineage, with all eight Ferraris possessing a noteworthy individual history."

About Tony Shooshani
Tony Shooshani is a widely published and renowned Ferrari collector; his love and passion for the Italian marque runs through every division of the company. Mr. Shooshani does not just collect these rare thoroughbreds, but thoroughly enjoys his collection. He has participated in numerous rallies with his all-time favorite Ferrari, his 1985 288 GTO, as well as the Ferrari Corsa Cliente program, which races some of the most esteemed Formula One tracks in the world, in his Ferrari 599XX EVO. Mr. Shooshani's close relationship with Ferrari has provided him access to original build information on numerous Ferraris that he has restored and certified with Ferrari Classique at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. His unparalleled connection and access to the manufacturer has not only yielded new and exciting limited-production Ferraris in recent times, but some of the most historic and rarest Ferraris of all time. Sharing his exceptional collection, such as his tailor-made LaFerrari and his one of six Ferrari Sergios, has always been at the center of his belief and purpose in collecting and preserving priceless Ferraris. Tony doesn't consider himself just an owner of Ferraris, but rather a caretaker, maintaining them for their historic value in an effort to assure their posterity, beauty, originality and value to live on for generations to come.

1995 Ferrari F50
(Estimate: $2,500,000-$2,900,000)
This is the Ferrari F50 that introduced the world to this new exotic at the Geneva Auto Museum in March 1995. Ferrari Classiche-certified, chassis 99999 is the last Ferrari to utilize a five-digit chassis number, was also used for Ferrari's promotional materials, as well as other significant events showcasing the new F50 supercar. The vehicle was then purchased new to legendary Ferrari dealer Jacques Swaters. Replacing the celebrated F40, the F50 has the heart of a Ferrari Formula One V-12 with the chassis comprised entirely of Cytec aerospace carbon fiber and weighed a mere 225 pounds. A low mileage example with 1,100 miles since new and one of only 349 F50s in existence, this is a unique opportunity to own the most important F50 of these rare-to-auction modern-day supercars.

1990 Ferrari F40
(Estimate: $1,300,000-$1,600,000)
As one of the most sought-after supercars of its generation, the Ferrari F40 was produced to commemorate Ferrari's 40th anniversary. The company set out to make the ultimate supercar by following a "less is more" philosophy. Utilizing a race-bred tubular space-frame, reinforced with lightweight Kevlar and carbon fiber materials, the F40 is a featherweight at just 2,400 pounds. Complimented by a twin turbocharged V-8 developing 478 horsepower, these supercars are capable of reaching mind-blowing speeds of over 200 mph. The 49th US F40 built in 1990 and Ferrari Classiche-certified, chassis 86554 is one of only 213 F40s delivered to the United States and is presented today with only 3,600 miles on the odometer.

2003 Ferrari Enzo
(Estimate: $2,400,000-$2,800,000)
The 2003 Ferrari Enzo, the supercar that took the automotive world by storm when it was released in the early 2000s, broke almost every performance record set before it. Acceleration was nothing short of blistering, with a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. Powering the Enzo is a race-derived, naturally aspirated V-12 with 660 horsepower on tap and an F1-derived gearbox that provides instantaneous gear shifts. Owning an Enzo means being part of an ever-shrinking club. Presented with 2,600 miles and signed by former head designer at Pininfarina, Ken Okuyama, chassis 30132049 is one of only 349 examples ever produced. This Ferrari Enzo is an excellent, well-preserved example with all original documentation, tool sets and Ferrari Classiche certification, and is one of the best-ever offered for public auction.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
(Estimate: $2,000,000-$2,300,000)
This highly desirable Series II Cabriolet, chassis 1939 GT is finished in the rare and attractive color of Blu Scuro over supple cream leather interior. Rarely presented since its strong showing in the 2000 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, this stunning Ferrari comes equipped with the original factory hardtop and is ready to grace the show field once again.

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
(Estimate: $2,200,000-$2,500,000)
Number 275 of only 350 built, chassis 5537 GT benefits from an exceptional concours-quality restoration completed in June 2013 and presented today in the shade of Blu Sera over beige leather. This impressively restored Lusso, documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, earned 1st in Class at the 2014 Arizona Concours and will make a strong addition to the most accomplished Ferrari collections.

1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT
(Estimate: $700,000-$800,000)
This highly original and unrestored early Dino, chassis 00378, is the 140th example of just 153 units of the most desirable alloy-bodied Dino's built. Finished in the classic livery of Rosso Chiaro, this well-kept Dino 206 GT is a superb example of one of the most iconic, influential and beloved Ferraris of the 1960s.

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi
(Estimate: $400,000-$475,000)
There is always a sense of theater when experiencing the visceral sounds of a Ferrari V-12 emitting from the iconic 512 Berlinetta Boxer supercar. Formerly owned by legendary racer A.J. Foyt, who has signed both the dashboard of this Ferrari, as well as the owner's manual, chassis 51725 is delivered in the striking color combo of Grigio Argento over Bordeaux interior. This 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi offers a great opportunity to own a piece of Ferrari history with great American provenance that would make a great addition to any collection.

1988 Ferrari 328 GTS
(Estimate: $125,000-$150,000)
Revered as one the best driver's exotic ever produced, chassis 74921 offers a meticulously maintained and original presentation of the 328 GTS. With under 15,000 miles from new, this iconic Ferrari has been driven sparingly and comes complete with all documentation and tools from its original delivery.

The Scottsdale Auctions
Date(s): Friday, January 29, 11:00am and Saturday, January 30, 11:00am
Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Corner of N. Scottsdale Road and E. Highland Ave.
Public preview: January 27-30
Auctions catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions

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