The single collector selling a fleet of 13 rare Ferraris all in one go (and tipped to pocket £14 MILLION)

What would your dream car garage look like? We imagine it might include the odd Ferrari or two. How about 13?

That’s how many one mystery collector has decided to part company with, shifting his fleet of Ferraris spanning 50 years at a US auction next month.

Headlining the treasure chest of Italian stallions is an original 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta that’s estimated to sell for a monumental $10 million (£7.7 million) – a fee that would make it one of the 50 most expensive cars ever sold at auction and the 25th priciest Ferrari of all time.

Ferrari fleet sold en masse: One collector is offloading 13 extremely rare, low mileage Ferraris in a single auction in August. The 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (pictured) is set to be the biggest seller, with an estimated fee of £10 million

All 13 cars will be sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale, which takes part during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 18 and 19.

They will be offered alongside a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 that is predicted to become the most expensive British car of all time – just one of the other feature cars at the biggest vehicle auction of the year.

Each of the Ferraris has next to no miles on the clock, has been meticulously maintained and comes from the storage facility of one unnamed – but extremely affluent – owner.

Headlining the Ferrari Performance Collection on offer is the pristine 250 GT – one of the last cars that the Maranello supercar-maker produced that was eligible to be raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours straight from the showroom, without a single modification.

Chassis number 2985 is the 110th of the 165 iconic road cars produced by the Italian brand and is expected to achieve a minimum of $8,500,000 (around £6,500,000) when it goes under the hammer in less than a month’s time.

The 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was one of the last Ferrari road cars eligible to be raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours without modification The 250 is the star attraction of the 13-model strong fleet, called the Ferrari Performance Collection

If that sounds a little too rich for you, how about a more modestly priced 275 GTB/4 from the same era?

This 1967 model ticks all the right Ferrari boxes – it’s factory-correct ‘Rosso’ red with a ‘Pelle Nera’ black leather interior and comes with the original handbook and tool kit.

While not quite as show stealing 250 GT, it will still cost a cool $3.25 million (£2.5 million).

The 275 ticks all the right Ferrari boxes in terms of specification – trademark Rosso paint and black leather interior Completing the line-up of 1960s models is this aluminium bodied Dino 206 GT. It is one of just 156. All three classics are being sold with a reserve, though the remaining 10 cars will not have a minimum figure for them to be released

The final entry from the swinging sixties is an aluminum-bodied competition-built 1969 Dino 206 GT – one of just 153 to come off the production line south of Modena – that is expected to find a new owner at the cost of $750,000 (£575,000).

Fast forward four decades and there are performance road cars of the modern era thrown into the mix.

Living up to the performance tag: This 360 Challenge Stradale was considered one of the ultimate sports cars of its generation. They’re becoming more collectible now Two 430 Scuderia models will be available. The car on the right is the 16M Scuderia Spider – the soft-top option. Combined, the collector is likely to pocket $700,000 from their sale Two 430 Scuderia models will be available. The car on the right is the 16M Scuderia Spider – the soft-top option. Combined, the collector is likely to pocket $700,000 from their sale

The mode modern Ferraris include a 2004 360 Challenge Stradale, 2009 430 Scuderia and 16M Scuderia Spider (the convertible version of the 430) from the same year. The three combined are expected to sell for a $1.025 million (around £787,000).

The latest of all the Ferraris on offer is a 2011 599 GTO. It’s covered just 481 miles in six years and is the standout pick of the recent generation vehicles out of the 13-strong collection.

Not cheap itself, you’ll have to hand over the best part of $800,000 (£614,000) if you want it.

This 1991 Ferrari F40 is one of just 213 ever built to US specification and arrives on sale as the F40 celebrates its 30th birthday The F40 has covered a mere 2,800 miles and comes with lots of original paperwork and accessories. It’s tipped for £1.5m

Bridging the half century gap between the oldest and newest model in the sale is a 2,800-mile 1991 Ferrari F40, which is one of just 213 built to US specification.

While it might not be that tempting for British buyers, the fact it comes with original luggage, tolls, books and the invoice of sale, it should set a few hearts racing among collectors from the other side of the pond.

The F40 is billed to fetch $1.5 million (£1.15 million).

Another model from the post-2000 era is this very rare 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica that should sell for near half a million US dollars One of the more ‘affordable’ Ferraris in the sale is this 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’. It will still cost the winning bidder in the region of $225,000 Rounding off the collection is this gorgeous 328 GTS. It’s hard to believe this is now a 28-year-old car

Other models making up the performance collection include two early-’80s 512 BBi models – one of which has just 553 miles on the clock – a 1976 308 GTB ‘Vetroresina’, a 1989 328 GTS and a 2005 575 Superamerica.

All but the three 1960s models will be sold without reserve, guaranteeing that at least 10 of the mega Ferrari assortment will be sold.

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