One of the most amazing collections of post-war cars ever assembled will cross the auction block at the RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California, and that’s not hyperbole. This seriously impressive collection put up by a single anonymous seller includes the very first production Bugatti Veyron, a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, 1993 Jaguar XJ220, 1998 McLaren F1 LM, 1988 Porsche 959 and a 1967 Toyota 2000GT, and that’s just a few of the highlights.

RM calls it the Pinnacle Portfolio and has scheduled an exclusive stand-alone auction on Thursday August 13th to help these cars find new homes. Apparently, if you can afford any of these cars, you can also afford to take a day off in the middle of the week too. Click through for a quick rundown of the cars being offered. RM says more cars are likely to be added, so watch this space.

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2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4

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This 2006 Bugatti Veyron is chassis number 001, the first production Veyron ever built. It has just 764 miles on the clock and was recently shown at the Geneva Auto Show alongside the last Veyron ever made, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale. Put it in your hermetically sealed garage and watch it skyrocket in value until the end of time.

Read our full review here.

2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

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While it’s not as historically significant as the other Veyron being offered, this 2012 Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is one of just eight Super Sports in the United States. Plus, it has the added benefits of the more-powerful 1,200 horsepower engine and a 267 mph top speed. It’s only seen 308 miles since leaving the factory.

Read our full review here.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti

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Originally purchased by Prince Alvise Hercolani of Bologna, this Ferrari 250 California Spyder is the 23rd of just 50 long-wheelbase cars ever built. It’s all numbers matching and has Ferrari Classiche certification. Another LWB sold for $8.8 million in 2014.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti

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Imagine being able to buy an Audi R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans racer and driving it legally on the street. That’s pretty much what the Ferrari 250 LM offered in 1964. It was also the last Ferrari ever to take an overall victory at Le Mans in 1965. This example, chassis 6105, has a racing pedigree and is all numbers-matching. It could also be the most valuable car on the docket. Chassis 6107 sold in 2013 for $14.3 million.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti

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This fully restored 275 GTB/4 has Ferrari Classiche certification and matching engine and chassis numbers. I’ve always thought old Ferraris looked great in blue, and this one comes in a lovely Blue Sera over Pelle Bleu color combination. A similar 275 GTB/4, once owned by Steve McQueen, sold for a little over $10 million in 2014.

Read our full review here.

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

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Not only was the 288 GTO the first of the line that includes the F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari, it’s also one of the prettiest cars Ferrari has ever built. Only 272 were made, and its twin-turbo, 2.8-liter V-8 produces an even 400 horsepower.

Read our full review here.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti

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Several 365 GTB/4 have been converted to Spider specification, but this is the 66th of just 121 examples originally produced at the factory. It boasts a full restoration and Borrani wire wheels.

Read our full review of a 365 GTS here.

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

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Ferrari’s entry-level sports car of the late 1960s and early 1970s isn’t so entry-level anymore when it comes to price, as other examples have recently sold for over half-a-million dollars. This late Dino GTS wears its shade of silver well and has a red interior.

Read our full review of the 246 GT here.

2005 Ferrari Enzo

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This is not just any Enzo. This is the 400th example, which was given to Pope John Paul II by Ferrari. With just 180 kilometers on the clock, it’s pretty much new and has a dedication to the Pope under the hood written by then-Ferrari CEO Luca Di Montezemolo. Enzos have recently hovered in the $3 million range. Expect this one to go for a good bit more.

Read our full review here.

1994 Ferrari F40 LM

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Imagine an F40 on PCP, and you pretty have the F40 LM. Ferrari didn’t build the F40 as a race car, but demand from privateer teams changed the company’s mind. As a result, Ferrari built 10 factory racer F40s. This never-raced example is one of two F40 LMs. Ferrari changed the name to F40 Competizione for the last eight.

Read our full review here.

1995 Ferrari F50

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The F50 has always been considered the least-desirable of the Ferrari halo cars, but that’s beginning to change. It’s far more analogue than the Enzo or LaFerrari, which is becoming more and more appealing as cars get more complex. It’s the closest Ferrari ever got to building a Formula 1 car for the road, and this 1995 example has seen only 5,800.

Read our full review here.

1993 Jaguar XJ220

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As far as collectable 1990s supercars go, the Jaguar XJ220 is a relative bargain. Prices have settled around $200,000 in recent years, which isn’t a bad deal for a 217 mph classic. It was the fastest production car in the world until the McLaren F1 obliterated the record in 1994. Only 281 were ever built and this is one of only 10 fitted with a brake booster from the factory.

Read our full review here.

2008 Koenigsegg CCXR

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Koenigseggs have not traditionally been the greatest investments, often selling for a fraction of their original value. But its poor residuals could make this the bargain of the auction. There isn’t a big sample size for Koenigsegg auction values, but a 2008 CCX sold for about $375,000. We wouldn’t expect this 1,018 horsepower CCXR built the same year to go for much more.

Read our full review here.

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone

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RM Auctions says this is one of the best Miura SVs in existence, which is an assertion we wouldn’t dispute. It has undergone a full restoration by Lambo expert Jeff Stephan and wears a Jota-style red-and-gold color scheme that looks absolutely perfect.

Read our full review here.

2008 Lamborghini Reventón

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This is seventh of only 20 Lamborghini Reventón hardtops ever built. Largely based on the Murcielago LP640, it features styling inspired by military aircraft like the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning. Because they were built in such small numbers, not many Reventóns have found their way to the second-hand market. They were sold new for around $1.2 million, but we expect this used one to go for a bit less.

Read our full review here.

2005 Maserati MC12

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The MC12 was the Maserati sibling to the Enzo Ferrari, but was built in much smaller numbers. Only 50 road-going cars were built, with another 12 track-only Versione Corsas built later. With just 768 kilometers on the clock, RM says this is one of the best examples in the world.

Read our full review here.

1998 McLaren F1 "The Road Going LM"

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This is not one of the original five F1 LMs (plus one prototype) originally built by McLaren. Rather, this car started life as a normal F1, and was later converted to LM specification at the factory. That means 680 horsepower and over 100 fewer pounds. Standard F1s routinely clear $10 million at auction. Look for this one to go for around $15 million.

Read our full review here.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

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As one of only 29 aluminum-bodied 300 SL Gullwings, this 1955 example is a rare variant of an already very rare car. The lighter bodies meant they were 200 pounds lighter than their steel-body counterparts. Another 300 SL Alloy sold in 2012 for $4.62 million in 2012.

Read our full review here.

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

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The SLR was the road-going result of the corporate partnership between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz. This one was originally purchased by Robert Peterson and displayed at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. As such, it’s only been driven 134 miles. SLRs haven’t enjoyed the same appreciation as its contemporaries, with some examples recently selling for under $300,000.

Read our full review here.

1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter

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The 356 A 1600 Speedster was the first 356 variant to get the more-powerful four-cam 1.6-liter engine from the Spyder race car. Porsche commissioned Reutter to build a new steel body for the 356 (the Austrian-built Gmünd 356s had aluminum bodies) after production moved back to Germany. This example’s white paint and red interior is said to be its original color scheme.

Read our full review of the 356 Speedster here.

1988 Porsche 959 ’Komfort’

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Porsche’s first supercar is still fast even by today’s standards. The 959’s twin-turbo 2.9-liter flat six produces 450 horsepower, which allows 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph. This has just 21,100 kilometers on the odometer and is available with a full history. It’s actually one of two 959s that will be auctioned during the 2015 Monterey Car Week.

Read our full review here.

2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

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The S7 was Steve Saleen’s first foray into supercar territory. It might not be the most collectible car here, but in twin-turbo guise, produces over 1,000 horsepower. This one also boasts film cameo roles in Iron Man and Redline.

1967 Toyota 2000GT

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Japanese classics are beginning to see their day in the collector market, and the Toyota 2000GT is leading the charge. Other 2000GTs have sold for over $1 million recently and this one is likely to go for even more. This is the first left-hand-drive example and the first delivered to the United States. Despite appearances this survivor is completely unrestored.

Read our full review here.

Press Release

A private automobile collection of unprecedented value will cross the auction podium this summer as part of RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey, California sale. Dubbed ’The Pinnacle Portfolio: A rare collective of automotive distinction’, the collection of post-war sports cars comprises an exceptional series of approximately 30 automobiles, each of which represent key milestones in automotive design, engineering and performance. From some of the most iconic and important sports and racing automobiles of the 1950s and 60s, to an incredible selection of cutting edge, high-performance contemporary supercars, the value of the offering comfortably exceeds all other private automobile collections sold at auction.

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The addition of The Pinnacle Portfolio to RM Sotheby’s 2015 Monterey auction has seen the sale extended to three sessions, with the event now scheduled to take place, August 13 – 15. The Pinnacle Portfolio will be offered during an exclusive, standalone auction on Thursday, August 13.

"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," says Shelby Myers, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s.

Myers adds, "From Ferraris and Lamborghinis, to Bugattis and Porsches, an offering of this importance and rarity is absolutely unprecedented. A sure focal point of this year’s Monterey week, it provides the most serious car collectors an exclusive opportunity to own the pinnacle model of each of the world’s most celebrated marques. We’re delighted to announce early highlights from the collection, and look forward to sharing additional entries as we count down to the August sale."

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Highlights of The Pinnacle Portfolio

Each vehicle in The Pinnacle Portfolio is considered the apex of its respective group and era. The collection spans 57 years of automotive history and design, from a matching-numbers 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Alloy, one of just 29 aluminum-bodied examples, to a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Additional features include:

1964 Ferrari 250 LM, chassis no. 6105
The 23rd 250 LM built, chassis 6105 was shown at the 1964 Earl’s Court Motor Show shortly before it was purchased by Ron Fry, who campaigned the car at a number of hill climbs in the U.K. It continued to be frequently raced throughout England with great success in its early years, and has recently competed at vintage events such as the Goodwood Revival, Tour Auto and twice at the vaunted Le Mans Classic. 250 LMs are known for being raced hard, with many having incurred incident along the way. Certified by Ferrari Classiche as retaining all of its original mechanical components, chassis 6105 is considered by most Ferrari authorities to be in the upper echelon of surviving examples and truly one of the finest examples extant.

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1998 McLaren F1 "The Road Going LM", chassis no. 073
Arguably the greatest supercar ever built, this road-race hybrid McLaren F1 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’, it retains its road-specification interior and features numerous upgrades, including satellite navigation, making it one of the most desirable and valuable examples in existence. Fully serviced by the McLaren factory in New Jersey, it represents the best of both worlds: a fully streetable F1, with LM-performance, making it a perfect candidate for the casual drive or track duty.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, chassis no. 1307 GT
One of the most coveted of all Ferrari convertibles, this matching-numbers, Classiche certified California Spider is the 23rd of just 50 long wheelbase examples. Considered one of the finest, and certainly the prettiest of the breed, 1307 GT is equipped with various rare factory-installed features, including unique Superamerica-style front fender vents, an inset air intake on the hood, velocity stacks, and a factory hardtop. Delivered new to Prince Alvise Hercolani of Bologna, it was later owned by racing driver Wolfgang Seidel and Ferrari historian Ed Niles. The recipient of a no-expense-spared restoration, it is no stranger to the Monterey Peninsula, having been displayed at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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2005 Ferrari Enzo, chassis no. 141920
Unquestionably the most famous and desirable Enzo of all, this vehicle is the 400th and last example built by Ferrari. Boasting an unmatched provenance, it was gifted 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. Its significance is further elevated by numerous unique factory delivered options, including a carbon fiber rear spoiler, Daytona seats, and an inscription by Montezemolo under the hood, which highlights the vehicle’s papal connection. An incredibly low mileage example – showing just 180km from new - it headlines a complete run of modern Ferrari supercars in The Pinnacle Portfolio, including a 288 GTO, the final F40 LM built, and an F50.

A bookend pair of Bugatti Veyrons, chassis no. 001 and chassis no. 300
Every collector understands the added value of owning the first and last of a given production run, but is almost never afforded the possibility. The upcoming sale of The Pinnacle Portfolio presents an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a pair of incredibly important Bugatti Veyrons, chassis no. 001 and chassis no. 300. Both freshly serviced, they were recently displayed at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, as well as at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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- * 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, chassis no. 001
This example is the very first Bugatti Veyron 16.4 sold to the public and arguably one of the most important supercars built in the 21st century. Enthusiast owned and wonderfully maintained throughout its life with less than 800 miles on its odometer, it is an investment-grade supercar with outstanding performance that will most certainly be the absolute icon of its era for future generations.

- * 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, chassis no. 300
Delivered new to The Pinnacle Portfolio, this example is presented in virtually new condition, showing fewer than 350 miles, the majority of which were accumulated by Bugatti at Molsheim during pre-delivery testing. The most well-engineered version of the Veyron Coupe, the Super Sport produces an incredible 1,200 bhp and is capable of a blistering 258 mph. One of only eight examples that made it to the U.S., chassis no. 300 is certainly deserving of its title as one of the most brilliant pieces of automotive engineering on the planet.

A list of early highlights to be offered from The Pinnacle Portfolio is available for viewing here: http://bit.ly/1ETJMsS, with later announcements to follow.

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