Preview: RM Sotheby’s Jan. 22 Scottsdale

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Scottsdale, AZ — Among the highlights of RM Sotheby’s Jan. 22 Arizona sale at the OTTO Car Club is a genuinely rare, “low roof” 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe coachbuilt by Felice Mario Boano in 1957.

One of just 14 alloy-bodied coupes produced by Boano between 1956 and 1958, the 250 GT comes with a well-documented provenance, including its factory build records, in-period race victories, and more recently, certification by Ferrari Classiche.

Originally owned by NART financier George Arents, the car was raced by Arents just once at Maryland’s Marlboro Speedway in 1957 before it was sold to noted privateer Bob Grossman, who navigated the car in several races, including the Speed week’s famous ‘All-Ferrari’ race, where he finished sixth overall. In 1960, the car was exported to England, where it remained until 2002. More recently, it had been part of numerous concours events, winning a Gold Award at the 2004 FCA International Concours d’Elegance in Monterey before becoming a regular fixture at rally events including the California Mille and Colorado Grand.

Check out the online catalog for all offerings, including these personal favorites:

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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

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1955 Jaguar D-Type

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1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Continuation

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1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’