Fleet Of Fancied Ferraris To Go Under The Hammer At Silverstone Classic Next Month
There is an amazing range of rare, high-performance and sought-after Ferraris heading to Silverstone Auctions’ flagship sale at this year’s Silverstone Classic historic racing event, in the UK on July 27 and 28. The line-up is led by a highly limited-edition 2018 Ferrari California T 70th Anniversary Edition, a tailor-made model created to celebrate Ferrari’s historic landmark. For the anniversary, 70 different liveries were created, which makes this car for sale unique as livery number 54, the only car finished in these colors. The car was inspired by the 1987 Ferrari F40 that was driven to an Italian GT championship victory in 1993 and which went onto become the most successful F40 in history. This right-hand-drive car has only 78 delivery miles on the clock, and is estimated to sell for £255,000 to £285,000.
It will be joined at the sale by a 1979 308 GT4, one of only 547. It is another right-hand-drive car and has the honor of having the Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming the car’s authenticity. It has been owned by the current vendor since 1985 and looked after this whole time by Graypaul Ferrari, one of the few Officiana-authorized dealers, ensuring it has been maintained to the highest standards. It’s predicted to bring in £40,000 to £50,000.
There also will be a concours-winning 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, a well-regarded car in Ferrari circles. This one has covered just 31,584 miles and comes with an extensive history file. It has been in the current ownership since 2011 and, after meticulous maintenance, won the 2016 Ferrari Owners Club Concours—the sale includes the trophies and certificates. It is estimated to fetch £75,000 to £85,000.
The auction will also have a trio of rare cars from the Ferrari Challenge customer motorsport series, with a 360 and 430 joined by a race-winning 458. This 458 was prepared by the factory to full European Challenge specification from new and then run and prepared by Ferrari specialist FF Corse, and achieved a number of race wins. It has been upgraded by FF Corse with their GTC aero pack and has been fitted with a V-BOX Lite video recording system, and is ready to go as a racer with its seat belts in date until January 2020 and supplied with two sets of wheels and tires. Alternatively it would make an incredible track day. It’s estimated to go for £100,000 to £120,000.
“These are some truly exceptional cars and some of the best of breed. They will undoubtedly create lots of interest especially due to their rarity,” said Silverstone Auctions auction manager Harry Whale. “We have got some fabulous lots for our headline sale and we are still inviting entries.”
The sale isn’t all about cars either as there also will be a variety of Ferrari-related memorabilia and automobila being auctioned. It’s led by the Taschen Books “Il Fascino Ferrari” Art Edition book, which is No 240 of 250 and comes complete with an amazing presentation stand, a sculpture evocative of a 12-cylinder engine in hand-formed chromed steel. It is estimated at £28,000 to £30,000. There is also, among many other things, is a 330 GTC tool kit, in superb condition, estimated at £10,000 to £12,000.
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