One of the Ferrari most iconic ever, the 312 PB of 1972. The location of the event on 20 May at Villa Erba on Lake Como was splendid, where since 2011 the traditional RM Sotheby’s auction has been held every two years on the occasion of the Villa D’Este Concours d’Elegance.
During the auction, the car could fetch 18 million euros, becoming to all intents and purposes one of the three most expensive “classic” cars in the world.
Between Ferrari 312 PBs surviving, chassis number 0886 retains the engine and gearbox matching those installed when it was sold by the Maranello factory in 1975 (its original engine, numbered 001/1 N34, accompanies the car as spare. The Ferrari up for auction is currently equipped with the 001/11 N42 engine.). The car is accompanied by numerous spare parts, copies of its original certificate of origin and bill of sale, as well as other documentation, making this sensational 312 PB undoubtedly one of the most important sports racing cars in Ferrari history.
This is the last Red conceived for the “P” class, i.e. a prototype, and the same one that won, again in 1972, the 1,000 km of Buenos Aires and the 1,000 km of Nurburgringwriting one of the most important pages in the history of the Cavallino.
Together with the Ferrari 312 PB, the prized piece of the auction, there are 39 other classic cars, ranging from a 1920 Fiat 501 Tourer to Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and other Reds for fine palates.