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.
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 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 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