I Witnessed the Ferrari N.A.R.T Spider Go for 27.5 Million
When I began my internship at Petrolicious and screened the footage of the '67 Ferrari 275 N.A.R.T Spider video that we shot, I could hardly wait to meet the Smith family. Eddie Smith Jr. tells the story of his father with such admiration. I felt I could imagine his father driving the car down the same roads on which Petrolicious had filmed the car. Our team had become close with the family and really understood how close this Ferrari was to the family. After learning I would be heading to Pebble Beach where I would see the car be auctioned off, I knew it was in for a memorable experience.
At 8:35 in the evening, the conference room lights of the Portola Hotel dimmed in anticipation. An engine roared at full volume, and the video we'd shot of the Spider appeared on screen demonstrating the car's beauty and pure power as it roared down a North Carolina road at over 100 miles an hour. I sat rapt as owner, Eddie Smith, Jr., drove the car for the last time onto the auction block—the crowd applauded.