MOVEMBER SUPPORTERS: complete the look by buying a Ferrari Formula One car driven by the perennially mustachioed British racing driver Nigel Mansell.
OK, so the auction isn’t until January, meaning you’d need to sport your soup-strainer into the new year, but it would be worth it.
The stunning Mansell-driven 1990 Ferrari 641/2, which won the Portuguese Grand Prix that year (watch Mansell hunt down Ayrton Senna’s McLaren here), is going under the hammer of Gooding & Company at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. You’ll need more than impressive facial hair if you’re to make the winning bid, though, given its estimate of $800,000-$1,100,000.
Other rarities and exotics looking for a new home – or a museum to reside in – include one of just 29 Porsche 959 Sport models produced; this 1988 example, in Grand Prix White paint, has covered just 19,000 miles, is extensively documented and has been recently factory-serviced.
It has also received a Stage II power increase, upping its output from 450hp to 540hp. Gooding has an estimate of $1,500,000-$2,000,000 on this one.
Perhaps one of the prettier performance cars to be auctioned is a Zagato-bodied 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, in original condition, with an intriguing road-racing history.
This car (one of about 200 built) competed in the Targa Florio races of 1961, 1962 and 1963, driven in its first two attempts by Gianni Bulgari and Maurizio Grana, noted Italian racers of the era. Its estimate is $600,000-$800,000.
The Gooding and Company auction takes place on January 16-17.