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April 23, 2019

This Ferrari Should Have Sold In Pebble Beach

by Mike –

This one-of-a-kind mid-engine Ferrari V12 owned by the Chinetti family was put up for auction by Gooding in Pebble Beach this past Sunday. It was Gooding’s flagship car at the Pebble Beach auction.

1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti”

Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti"

Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti"

Gooding said,

…the 1966 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, chassis 8971, a magnificent Pininfarina-bodied Ferrari “P” car whose extraordinary specification and spectacular three-seat, central-drive layout represent the ultimate expression of Italian automotive design in the mid-1960s.

Ferrari’s Original, Mid-Engine Twelve-Cylinder Supercar

A Road-Going “P” Car with Sensational Three-Seater, Center-Drive Coachwork

Highly Original Condition with Only 7,965 KM (4,950 Miles) from New

A Magnificent Expression of the Automobile as Art

Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti"

Luigi Chinetti, Greenwich, Connecticut (acquired new in 1967)

Marvyn Carton, Purchase, New York (acquired from the above in August 1967)

Jan de Vroom, Palm Beach, Florida (acquired from Chinetti Motors in
May 1968)

Chinetti Family, Greenwich, Connecticut (acquired from the above in 1969)

Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti"

Estimate Available Upon Request – this means it is expensive.

The bidding stopped at $22,500,000 and did not meet reserve – so no sale.

Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti"

This is not a race car but a concept car – a very beautiful and special concept car. I am not sure how comfortable the three seat position is. It is white and not red, a plus for me but maybe not for most Ferrari collectors.

I think the current market for collector cars, especially the Ferrari brand, has set sellers expectations very high – maybe too high.

$22,500,000 should have been enough money to take this Ferrari home.

What do you think? – Let us know in the Comments.

Gooding auction in Pebble Beach

Immediately after this car was done the auctioneer, Charlie Ross on the right, does not look happy but David Gooding, on the left, marches on.

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Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti"

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This Ferrari Should Have Sold In Pebble Beach
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This Ferrari Should Have Sold In Pebble Beach
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The bidding stopped at $22,500,000 and did not meet reserve - so no sale. The bid should have been enough to take this Ferrari home.
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  1. Giorgio Ottelli says

    I agree with your observation were produced two , of the first 8815 to the Avv: G.Agnelli

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