Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and Maserati MC 12 join the lineup in supercar auction

Gooding and Company are preparing for an amazing auction event set to take place on Friday, January 21 2011 in Scottsdale. This event will lead to the auctioning off of many supercars belonging to the estate of renowned collector Benny Caiola. Although many supercars will be in attendance and hoping to be sold to a good home, the two most prized pieces will be the 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione and a 2005 Maserati MC 12 .

The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.

The 2005 Maserati MC 12 was purchased direct from the factory and is vehicle number 31 of the 50 built. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 624 HP and can exceed 205mph at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds.

The two models are expected to be auctioned off for more than $4 million and join a long line of other supercars ready to take the auction plunge. The list of cars includes a 1995 Ferrari F50 , a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE , a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster .

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Gooding & Company will be presenting one of the finest collections of modern high-performance Ferraris and rarely-seen Italian prototypes ever assembled under one roof at its Scottsdale Auctions in a few weeks. On behalf of the estate of the renowned collector Benny Caiola and his family, Gooding & Company is presenting this must-see, private collection of supercars on Friday, January 21.

“We are honored to present the private collection of Benny Caiola in Scottsdale this January,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “These modern supercars represent an exciting shift in the collector hobby, where today’s leading prototypes are now being considered to be instant collectibles on the international stage.”

Simply viewing the automobiles in person can take one’s breath away. Designed especially for a select few of Ferrari-Maserati’s best clients, three highlights include a 2006 Ferrari FXX Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created; a 2005 Maserati MC 12 purchased direct from the factory, the 31st car of 50 built; and a 1999 Ferrari 333 SP, an unmodified example of the manufacturer’s last sports racing prototype.

Benny Caiola was larger than life, generous in nature and philanthropy, respected and loved by his friends in the collector community as well as by members of the Ferrari Ferrari family. Benny’s involvement in elite rallies, track trials and other select automotive events over many years ensured him a place among the glitterati of the car community, cementing strong friendships with the world’s finest racing and design figures including Enzo Ferrari, Monte Zemola, Michael Schumacher and Horacio Pagani.

The works of rolling art in the late collector’s personal collection are not only beautiful, but also represent the pinnacle of high-performance engineering from the most prestigious automotive marques in the world. The following 11 Caiola Collection supercars will be presented at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction on Friday, January 21:

  • 1973 Ferrari Dino Estimate: $160,000 - $180,000
  • 1990 Ferrari F40 Estimate: $475,000 - $550,000
  • 1995 Ferrari F50 Estimate: $160,000 - $180,000
  • 1999 Ferrari 333 SP Estimate: $800,000 - $1 Million
  • 2005 Maserati MC 12 Estimate: $1.1 Million - $1.4 Million
  • 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Estimate: $2.2 Million - $2.5 Million
  • 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge Estimate: $125,000 - $150,000 (No Reserve)
  • 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Estimate: $215,000 - $240,000
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster Estimate: $240,000 - $325,000
  • 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Estimate: $175,000 - $225,000
  • 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE Estimate: $275,000 - $315,000

 


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18 comments:

For a racing car we couldn’t expect a good looking car for the speed really matters here! Well, looking at the performance of this car, its really impressive. I just wonder what’s the lap time record of this car.

Well, for all the vintage car I would say super cars like Ferrari and Maserati really worth to spend million bucks!

Gooding & Company are known for making a modern high performance Ferrari! For sure they can sell this car with a high price.

Too bad I haven’t seen this car on magazine. I just wonder how will it perform when on the Top Gear race track!

A 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione — just five years old and one of only 30 examples built — sold for $2.1 million at the Gooding & Company auction here over the weekend.

So this is what the rich used their tax cuts for?Where are the jobs they were going to "create"?

So cool, the 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione is one of the best supercars for me. I would expect that it would be sold for a higher bid than the Maserati. The Ferrari has a very powerful sprint and a higher top speed, and that’s its most impressive factors, plus its flaming red body makes it so hot.

Well, it’s no longer surprising because both cars have their own reasons to be the most prized among the other super cars. Expect many car lovers to join that auction to be held in Scottsdale at the 12th of January, 2011. Nice event for the start of the year.

Glad I wasnt the only one who thought that. The first photo of the FXX looked like a scale model till you looked at the other photo’s of it.

Wow. That’s one impressive stable. While looking at some of the drool-worthy photos though, I kept noticing an odd depth-of-field effect that made the subjects almost seem to be scale models. Still, all good stuff.

Wow. That’s one impressive stable. While looking at some of the drool-worthy photos though, I kept noticing an odd depth-of-field effect that made the subjects almost seem to be scale models. Still, all good stuff.

Those white elements are making this car looks cooler!

Time to raise taxes on multiple car collections, perhaps a minimum number of miles per year to avoid collector car taxes. Leno is the worst offender. Just think of the cars that could be driven rather than simply warehoused.

Well, it’s clear the bastard died with a lot of toys but didn’t win. So much money, so little time, and collecting supercars that you don’t drive is a massive fail.

Well, it’s clear the bastard died with a lot of toys but didn’t win. So much money, so little time, and collecting supercars that you don’t drive is a massive fail.

Glad I wasn’t the only one who thought that. The first photo of the FXX looked like a scale model till you looked at the other photo’s of it.

I agree .i would love to see how this fairs against the other times posted up by the GTR and ZR1 just for sihts and giggles....but this car make melt inside.if i was a loaded oil demigod.this would be in my garage hands down.

You have to be some ridiculously rich bloke with a receding hairline married to a fat lipped wife who cheats on you. You will probably drive it only once and ironically that will the very same day that you took it from the transport truck, up your driveway and into your 15-car garage

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