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Old 5th June 2015, 12:16   #1
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I just came across this piece on the "pinnacle portfolio" which is about to be auctioned off by Sotheby's. The list of cars is eye wateringly awesome. Heck it even has an Enzo from the freaking Pope

http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/4/872...car-collection

And to think that this whole collection belongs to one person is incredible.

Some more stunners from the list,

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti

1995 Ferrari F50

1998 McLaren F1 "The Road Going LM"

Fellow BHP-ians time to drool onto your screens.

The most valuable car collection ever to be auctioned is coming this year, and it's incredible

What you're looking at here is what the RM Sotheby's auction house is calling the "Pinnacle Portfolio," a collection of roughly 30 post-World War II cars that Reuters reports could get over $65 million when they're individually auctioned at this August's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. To be clear, these cars are single-sourced — one person currently owns them. Shelby Myers of RM Sotheby's sums up the absurdity and anonymity of the collection pretty well: "While many of the world’s most impressive collections were established in the public eye of the car-collecting world, The Pinnacle Portfolio was assembled with a clandestine, surgical precision unlike any other that has come to market. Its almost obsessive focus on perfection, rarity, and the superlative, irrespective of price, makes it the most significant and valuable private collection of motor cars ever presented at auction."

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Wow. Spectacular set of cars!

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To be clear, these cars are single-sourced ó one person currently owns them.
My only question here is, why on earth is this guy selling??
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Errm! Money i guess to build another collection of something else... or maybe these were his retirement funds
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The actual auction page is at RM Auctions Contains even more beauties like the

1994 Final F40 LM (1st of 2) built at Maranello
2008 Lamborghini Reventon (7th out of 20) with only 866 miles on clock
2005 Ferrari Enzo (400th out of 400) As mentioned above, gifted to Pope John Paul II by Luca Di Montezmolo with ONLY 180 kilometers on clock
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My only question here is, why on earth is this guy selling??
My only question here is, what is he retaining?
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Some astonishing cars. I must admit I'm always particularly smitten by the Ferrari California Spider. Absolutely drop dead gorgeous.

I'll have to make do with my Alfa Romeo Spider. Different league all together, still a proper Italian Spider too.

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