Unique private car collection auctioned: The Pinnacle Portfolio

RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning an ultra rare private car collection, containing 23 unique cars, suitably named ‘The Pinnacle Portfolio’. This superlative collection will be auctioned at the Monterey auction (August 13-15) and also includes other cars, like the Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder Zagato. The Pinnacle Portfolio itself will be auctioned during an exclusive standalone auction on August 13th.

At the end of this article you’ll find a complete list of The Pinnacle Portfolio’s cars. A detailed description of all cars is not available yet. I intend to write in more detail about some cars when this information becomes available. But for the moment I want to highlight some cars.

Ferrari 250 LM, chassis 6105 – 1964
The successor of the world-renowned 250 GTO, the 250 LM is one of my favourite classic Ferraris. This particular example has participated in numerous races throughout its life and features a Ferrari Classiche certification. Chassis 6104 is considered by most Ferrari authorities to be one of the finest surviving examples. A truly gorgeous looking car if you ask me.Ferrari 250 LM 1964 - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, chassis 1307 GT – 1959
A classic 50s car like only Ferrari could make them. This particular one is the 23rd of 50 long wheelbase (LWB) cars. The 1307 GT is equipped with various rare factory-installed features, including Superamerica-style front fender vents, an inset air intake on the hood, velocity stacks and a factory hardtop. The blue colour combined with the white hardtop is a rare combination which you don’t see often on a Ferrari. But it surely looks very distinguished. This car was also on display at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider 1959 - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Ferrari Enzo, chassis 141920 – 2005
Enzo number 400 … the last one ever produced. It was donated by former Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo to the late Pope John Paul II, and later auctioned on his behalf with proceeds supporting the relief of tsunami victims. With only 180km (111 miles) it’s your chance to obtain a new Enzo with unique provenance.Ferrari Enzo 2005 - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing – 1955
A matching numbers Gullwing and one of 29 aluminum-bodied examples. That not only sounds fantastic but it also looks jaw-dropping.Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing 1955 - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

McLaren F1 “The Road Going LM”, chassis 073 – 1998
If you were too late to obtain Rowan Atkinson’s F1, this one also looks interesting. It is the 63rd and second-to-last road-specification example built. One of just two examples upgraded by McLaren Special Operations to feature an LM-spec engine and the ‘Extra High Downforce Package’. Resulting in a street legal F1 with LM-performance.McLaren F1 "The Road Going LM" 1998 - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

A duo of Bugatti Veyrons, chassis 001 and 300 – 2006/2012
Not the most good looking car, but certainly a model which deserves its place in automotive history. If you have any interest in this car, you’ll be delighted that this is a once in a life time opportunity to buy the first (red/black 16.4, chassis 001) and last produced Veyron (white 16.4 Super Sport, chassis 300)!Bugatti Veyron 16.4 2006 - Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 2012 - Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
A complete list of The Pinnacle Portfolio:
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 – 2006
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – 2012
Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder – 1959
Ferrari 250 LM – 1964
Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – 1967
Ferrari 288 GTO – 1985
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider – 1972
Ferrari Dino 246 GTS – 1974
Ferrari Enzo – 2005
Ferrari F40 LM – 1994
Ferrari F50 – 1995
Jaguar XJ220 – 1993
Koenigsegg CCXR – 2008
Lamborghini Miura P400 SV – 1971
Lamborghini Reventon – 2008
Maserati MC12 – 2005
McLaren F1 “The Road Going LM” – 1998
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing – 1955
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – 2005
Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter – 1956
Porsche 959 “Komfort” – 1988
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo – 2005
Toyota 2000GT – 1967