1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupe / 5985 Chassis Information

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast photograph

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast photograph

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast photograph

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast photograph

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast photograph

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Coupe
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 5985
Engine # 5985
Sold for $1,980,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach.
Sold for $2,750,000 at 2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
One glance, or a single word, can reveal everything that is needed to know. This is never more true than by either glancing at or merely hearing the word 'Superfast'. Combining performance with luxury and elegance, the Superfast would prove to be a superlative extension of the Super America series.

The Superfast line of grand touring cars would make its debut at the 1964 Geneva Auto Show. This ultra-sleek design would be Ferrari's idea of an everyday car and one for the owner that already had a stable of Ferrari racing cars.

The Superfast represented Ferrari's ideals of the ultimate luxury automobile; one that had to combine performance with elegant design and exquisite elements to make for visceral experience of touch, sight, sound, smell and emotion. While steeped in comfort, the driver was apparently able to rocket up to speeds of around 165mph. This was a real Ferrari grand tourer.

In total, just 36 Superfast coupes would ever be constructed between 1964 and 1966. Pininfarina would not build more than two bodies per month. Such was the exclusivity of the car; the last of Ferrari's exuberant luxurious touring automobiles.

Chassis 5985 would be one of those 36 to be built. In fact, the chassis would be one of the early 500 Superfasts and would enter the Pininfarina factory in early 1964 and would not be completed until months later. When completed, 5985 would be just the sixth 500 Superfast and would be the only one of the early builds to be completed in Blu Scuro with Arancia leather upholstery.

Delivered to North American importer Luigi Chinetti in January of 1965, the car would be presented at the Chicago Auto Show. It was just the second 500 Superfast in the United States at the time and, therefore, a very special and rare sight.

Following the show, Dieter Holterbosch would purchase the Ferrari. Holterbosch would be well known as a beer importer in New York and a collector of fine automobiles. Over time, his collection would boast of Bugattis, Duesenbergs, Maseratis and even a very special Mercedes-Benz W154.

Holterbosch would own the car for only a very short period of time before returning it to Chinetti. Chinetti would turn around and sell the car to good friend and attorney Judge Samuel Simon Leibowitz. He too would only own the car for a very short period of time before he would sell it.

Eventually, in 1966, the car would end up in the hands of Dr. John Brady of Goodrich, Michigan. Dr. Brady would drive the car some but would store the car away well it developed some problems. The car would sit stored away comfortably in Dr. Brady's garage until the late 1990s when it would go through a sympathetic restoration. Approximately $50,000 would be spent and the car would return to good working order.

Following the restoration effort the 500 Superfast would make just its second public appearance in August of 2002 at the Concours-Italian Style held at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.

Having been stored away for so many years just a little more than 13,000 miles have been put on the car making it one of the lowest-mileage Superfasts known to exist. An instant classic with its striking design and luxurious features and performance, 5985 remains a splendid example of one of the early 11-slotted 500 Superfasts. Combined with its rare features and low mileage, the now silver metallic Superfast certainly reveals all one needs to know about Ferrari's grand touring automobiles.

Offered for sale at the 2013 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction, this rare 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast would draw estimates of from between $1,750,000 and $2,250,000.

Sources:
'Lot No. 28: 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast', (http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1965-ferrari-500-superfast-3/#tab1). Gooding & Company. http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1965-ferrari-500-superfast-3/#tab1. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

'1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast News, Pictures and Information', (http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z13377/Ferrari-500-Superfast.aspx). Conceptcarz.com: From Concept to Production. http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z13377/Ferrari-500-Superfast.aspx. Retrieved 15 August 2013.

By Jeremy McMullen

2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$2,800,000-$3,400,000 
Sale Price :
$2,750,000

2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,750,000-$2,250,000 
Sale Price :
$1,980,000

2017 1
2016 1
2015 1
2013 2
2012 1
2011 2
2010 1
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$2,915,000$2,915,0001
2016$2,750,000$2,750,0001
2015$3,025,000$3,025,0001
2013$1,633,932$1,980,0002
2012$1,100,000$1,100,0001
2011$985,920$1,036,8402
2010$814,000$814,0001
2009$965,271$965,2711

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Chassis#: 5989 SF
Sold for $2,915,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series I by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 5985
Sold for $2,750,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Chassis#: 6049 SA
Sold for $3,025,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Chassis#: 5985
Sold for $1,980,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupé
Chassis#: 6661
Sold for $1,287,864
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Chassis#: 6049 SA
Sold for $1,100,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Chassis#: 6659 SF
Sold for $1,036,840
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series I
Chassis#: 5989 SF
Sold for $935,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Sold for $814,000
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast
Chassis#: 6043 SF
Sold for $965,271
  2009 Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast6661SF2010 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$450,000$500,000$580,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5985
Engine Num: 5985
Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5989 SF
Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6043 SF
Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6049 SA
Engine Num: 6049 SA
Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1965 Coupe
Chassis Num: 8083 SF
Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 08273SF
Chassis information for the Ferrari 500 Superfast1966 Coupe
Chassis Num: 8565 SF


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