The Donald L. Weber Collection
The auction house will present more than 20 automobiles from the collection of the late well-known Southern California collector Donald L. Weber. Mr. Weber’s extraordinary collection of postwar sports and racing cars is highlighted by a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (Estimate: $2,750,000 – $3,500,000), a superb example that he owned from new. Chassis 10443 was purchased by Mr. Weber at the Ferrari Factory in Maranello, Italy in 1967. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife, together with Luigi Chinetti and Eddie Smith, drove their new red 275 GTB/4 to France – a memorable trip documented in photos and a letter preserved in the car’s remarkable history file. In its 53 years under Mr. Weber’s ownership, 10443 has been comprehensively restored by the renowned Junior’s House of Color and Tony Nancy, exhibited at the 1997 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, and is Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified. The presentation of this Ferrari at auction is a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a one-owner 275 GTB/4, complete with its original books, tools, and warranty card.
The Weber Collection also includes another significant one-owner Ferrari – an ultra-desirable 1992 Ferrari F40 (Estimate: $1,700,000 – $2,200,000), among the last of only 213 US-specification examples built. This F40 is one of just 22 built in 1992, the final year of production. It was purchased new by Mr. Weber and has been a fixture in his collection ever since. This is a true time capsule F40, presented in original condition and showing less than 2,500 miles on the odometer. Offered with its books, fitted luggage, extensive correspondence and documentation, and a report by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this is surely a unique opportunity to own a low-mileage, one-owner example of Ferrari’s most iconic supercar.
Alongside these outstanding Ferraris, additional highlights from the sale of the Weber Collection include a low-mileage 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS (Estimate: $1,300,000 – $1,600,000), a beautifully restored 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Estimate: $550,000 – $650,000), a rare 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 (Estimate: $375,000 – $450,000), and two one-owner icons, a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition (Estimate: $275,000 – $350,000) and a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa (Estimate: $175,000 – $225,000, Without Reserve), both showing less than 2,000 miles. Also included in Mr. Weber’s collection is a selection of historic Indy cars and midget racers, including a 1951 Kurtis Kraft K4000 Indy Car (Estimate: $250,000 – $350,000) that Sam Hanks drove at the Indianapolis 500, as well as several rarely seen European tuner cars, including a 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Koenig Special (Estimate: $250,000 – $350,000).
Photo Credit: Mike MaezLooking Ahead
A significant selection of automobilia sourced from the aforementioned Donald L. Weber and Stephen P. Dean Collections will be auctioned at an upcoming, automobilia-only online sale presented by Gooding & Company in Fall 2021. Further details on the auction will be made available as the date nears. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Gooding & Company for more information on how to register and bid in the upcoming sale.
The Pebble Beach Auctions
Dates: Friday, August 13, at 5 p.m. PDT, and Saturday, August 14, at 11 a.m. PDT
Location: Pebble Beach Parc du Concours
Public Preview: Wednesday, August 11 through Saturday, August 14
Auction Catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auction
General Admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auction
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