Collecting classic vehicles is quite an expensive hobby if you fancy exotic sports cars, but nothing can drain your multi-million-dollar bank account quicker than a Ferrari collection. As a renowned Ferrari collector and long-time customer, Tony Shooshani knows this better than anyone else, having amassed a Prancing Horse stable that includes some of the rarest models ever built. After years of buying them, Shooshani has now decided to part with eight of his Ferraris, all of which will be auctioned by Gooding & Company at its annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions between January 29-30, 2016.

If you were planning to start your own Ferrari collection, now is as good a time as any. Given you have at least $11 million to spare, that is!

The lot includes some of finest Ferrari supercars ever produced, as well as a couple of classic entry-level models that can still be had for less than one million bucks. The most expensive units are a 1995 F50 and a 2003 Enzo, which are estimated to fetch more than $2.5 million each. There is also a 1990 F40 that Gooding & Company estimates will fetch between $1.3 and 1.6 million.

Classic models include a 250 GT Cabriolet and a 250 GT Lusso, which, not surprisingly, are likely to change owners for more than $2 million. At the more affordable end of the list, there’s a 1969 Dino 206 GT ($700,000-$800,000), a 1984 512 BBi ($400,000-$475,000), and a 1988 328 GTS ($125,000-$150,000).

All told, the estimated value of the entire lot sits between $11.6 and $13.5 million. That’s a lot of dough if you’re not familiar with how much classic Ferraris fetch nowadays, but not that much considering that a 250 GTO can change owners for as much as $50 million.

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Why it matters

Although these models are far from being among the most expensive Ferraris ever sold at auctions, the estimates prove once again that Maranello-built cars continue to be among the most exotic and desirable vehicles out there. This auction is also a great chance for classic car collectors to get their hands on some of the most well maintained Ferraris on the market, as Tony Shooshani is renowned for being not just an owner, but a caretaker as well. All of his Ferraris have been carefully restored and maintained, while some of them are still low-mileage vehicles. The F50, for instance, is offered with only 1,100 miles on the odo, while the Enzo and the F40 are sold with 2,600 and 3,600 miles, respectively. You can’t find many of them like this nowadays.

1995 Ferrari F50

1995 - 1997 Ferrari F50 High Resolution Exterior
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1990 Ferrari F40

1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40 High Resolution Exterior
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2003 Ferrari Enzo

2003 - 2004 Ferrari Enzo High Resolution Exterior
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1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinnin Farina Series II Cabriolet @ Russo and Steele
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1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

1968 - 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT
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1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

1981 - 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi
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1988 Ferrari 328 GTS

1985 - 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS
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