Ferrari was founded in September of 1939, but due to a few complications with the geopolitical climate of the day, it wasn’t until 1947 that the first officially-badged Ferrari, the 125 S, left the now-fabled factory gates in Maranello. Just two weeks later, that car won its first race and put Ferrari on a path toward the iconic status it’s had ever since.
This year, then, marks the 70th anniversary for Ferrari as a manufacturer of automobiles. As part of the festivities marking the occasion, Ferrari is teaming up with RM Sotheby’s to present the “Ferrari – Leggenda E Passione” auction. Some of the finest machines to ever wear the badge will be sold this coming weekend at the Maranello factory, with plenty surpassing the million-dollar mark, and of those a couple that could garner eight-figure bids. We featured the incredible alloy Daytona last week, and here is another taste of what’s to come to the block in a few days’ time.
The selection below is just a handful of the Prancing Horses being offered on September 9th, and if you’re curious (trust us, you should be), you can find photos and information on the rest of the lots at RM Sotheby’s.