The Pinnacle Portfolio: The $65 Million Car Collection
On Thursday, August 13th, during Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week RM Auctions will offer up a car collection for auction comprising some of the finest and rarest examples of European sports cars ever made.
The full lot of cars belong to one individual and Shelby Myers of RM Sotheby's summed up how astounding this collection really is:
"While many of the world’s most impressive collections were established in the public eye of the car-collecting world, The Pinnacle Portfolio was assembled with a clandestine, surgical precision unlike any other that has come to market. Its almost obsessive focus on perfection, rarity, and the superlative, irrespective of price, makes it the most significant and valuable private collection of motor cars ever presented at auction."
What's included in this collection of 30 cars? Highlights include the first production Bugatti Veyron, the second-to-last road-going McLaren F1 ever built, and the last Ferrari Enzo — number 400, which was a gift to Pope John Paul II from former Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. Many of the cars have barely any miles on the clock. The list goes on: there's also a Jaguar XJ220, a Koenigsegg CCXR, the ultra-limited Lamborghini Reventón of which only 20 were made, and a Porsche 959, considered by many Porsche collectors to be a holy grail.