Nearly every high-end classic car auction has a valuable Ferrari or two consigned to its lot listing, however Gooding & Co.’s u Scottsdale 2017 auction is an outlier in regards to the Maranello-based automaker. The upcoming sale will see over 20 Ferraris go under the gavel – with one of the most valuable being a 2011 599 SA Aperta.
Just 80 examples of the 599 SA Aperta were built – a figure intended to denote the 80th anniversary of former Ferrari styling house Pininfarina. That makes the limited-edition roadster one of the rarest modern-day Ferraris ever constructed and a much less common sight than even the LaFerrari, Enzo, F50, F40 or 288 GTO flagship models.
Due to its relative scarcity, the 599 SA Aperta is extremely valuable. Whereas standard 599s sell for $200,000 or less, Gooding & Co. experts place this Aperta’s value as high as $1.4 million and expect it to grab at least $1.2 million when it crosses the auction block later this month. We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you all the desirable Ferraris that could be had for nearly $2 million.
Check out the lot listing here and let us know in the comments if you think this 1 of 80 Ferrari is worth its pricetag. It may seem steep, but when you consider the fact that standard 599s with manual transmissions are selling for as much as $600,000, it seems reasonable.