This year, a truly special collection of supercars will be auctioned off at Sotheby's annual Monterey Classic Car Auctions, taking place during the week of Pebble Beach in August. That is because an "unnamed American rich dude" is selling his fleet of supercars, which is being dubbed the "Pinnacle Portfolio" and is expected to earn $65 million!
The collection includes more than 20 cars which go back to the 1950s and 60s. The identity of this rich dude is being kept a secret, but this will be the "single largest private collection that has ever been brought to auction."
Although the collector is selling plenty of amazing luxury cars, there are two that stand out. The first is a 1998 orange three seater McLaren F1 LM-Specification that is expected to fetch $12 million! This sports car is one of only five to be produced and one of only two that was brought back to the factory and upgraded to Le Mans racing specifications. This luxury vehicle has been on display in the window of Sotheby's Manhattan, New York headquarters and will be one of the most popular cars at the auction.
The second car that stands out, is a 2005 Ferrari Enzo that was owned by Pope John Paul II. The most famous Enzo ever was the 400th and last Enzo made by Ferrari and was given to the Pope as a gift. It even came with an inscription under the hood from former Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. The Pope sold this luxury "Pope mobile" to an "unnamed American rich dude" for $1.1 million, which was twice the going rate at the time.
Now this rich dude is selling his collection, which also includes a pair of Bugatti Veyrons which were the first and last examples from the latest production run. Other Ferraris being auctioned include a 288 GTO, F40, and F50. Collectors will also be able to bid on a Koenigsegg CCXR, Lamborghini Reventon, Maserati MC12, Saleen S7, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Porsche 959, and a 1996 Jaguar XJ220.
We may never know the identity of the American rich dude selling his Pinnacle Portfolio, but we do know that he will soon be a lot richer than he already is!