When attending Monterey Car Week, seeing incredible cars is a given. However, some cars are incredible amongst the incredible, and those are the cars you really want to see. This time around, I really wanted to finally see a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder, my favorite classic Ferrari, yes, even more than a 250 GTO. I had heard about the red 275 NART Spyder that was going up for auction, so I figured that would be the one I’d get to see.
As circumstance turned out, we arrived at Pebble Beach to pick up our press credentials right as the Tour d’Elegance was rolling by the Lodge. To my amazement, a blue 275 NART Spyder was among the grand parade, and it served as the welcoming party for what was to be an incredible weekend.
As things turned out, we saw this blue NART Spyder a few times, but only caught a fleeting glimpse of the red one at the RM Auctions lot. The red NART Spyder went on to sell for an astounding $27.5 million, setting the value for these rare Ferraris quite high. What was more incredible was that of the ten NART Spyders that exist, two were in Monterey that weekend. I actually had the circumstantial fortune of running into the owners of both cars at the same time during the Tour d’Elegance in Carmel.
At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on that Sunday, the news of the red NART Spyder’s sale was fresh off the presses. The blue one was absolutely swarmed with people on the show field, but between all of the times we crossed paths with it, we were able to get some solid photos. It was a dream come true to finally see one of these majestic machines in person. Enjoy.