1985 Ferrari 288GTO to headline at Quail Lodge

A 1985 Ferrari 288GTO is among the headline lots of Bonhams' Quail Lodge auction.

It's valued at $2.5m-3m ahead of the August 14 sale in Carmel, California.

1985 Ferrari Bonhams
The 1985 Ferrari 288GTO features exceptionally low mileage

Only 272 examples of the 288GTO were ever built. It became a classic almost instantly - by the early 90s collectors in the US were offering seven figure sums for a car that cost $85,000 new.

The present lot has seen little use, with less than 8,000 miles on the clock.

Bonhams comments: "The last few years have seen the 288GTO rightfully assume its status as a truly collectible icon, by merit of its modest production, iconic design and blistering performance.

"Amazingly, it is thought that only 15%, or three dozen of these cars exist in the U.S. today, making the chance to acquire one and one of this quality exceedingly rare."

A 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet is valued at $2.4m-2.8m.

It was formerly owned by renowned collector Charles G Renaud and has been restored to a very high standard.  

The sale will also feature a rare 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione, valued at $9m-12m.

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