You’d expect the inaugural Sale of Ferraris to contain a few Ferrari models, but you might be surprised to learn that the forthcoming auction has a total of 33 cars on offer. The cars are being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions in association with Ferrari Owners’ Club GB, with the auction taking place at Silverstone on 18 May 2018. Take your pick from our list of 30 Ferraris.
Ferrari 550 Maranello: £135,000 – £160,000
Launched in 1996, the Ferrari 550 Maranello was powered by a 5,474cc V12 engine developing 485hp at 7,000rpm, enough to give it a top speed just shy of 200mph and a 0-62mph time of 4.4 seconds.
This 1998 example is owned by the hat-loving Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, and is said to be the first supercar he ever bought. He was 29 at the time and living in an 11-bedroom Georgian mansion with Denise Van Outen. He must have died and gone to heaven…
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona: £500,000 – £575,000
“Without doubt, this is one of the most exceptional Ferraris we’ve had the pleasure to offer for sale. It’s in incredible condition thanks to the very careful ownership of its previous guardians, and I’m sure it will be of serious interest to car collectors worldwide,” said Adam Rutter of Silverstone Auctions.
It is thought to be one of only 158 UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 365 GTB/4 Daytonas, with a mere 35,900 miles on the clock. It is, by some distance, the most expensive Ferrari to go under the hammer at the Silverstone Auctions sale.
Ferrari 365 GT4 BB: £255,000 – £295,000
Launched in 1973, the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB took inspiration from the BB prototype of the 1971 Turin Motor Show, and was powered by a 4.4-litre flat-12 engine developing 380hp. It has the appearance of having two body shells, thanks to the painted top half and the satin black bottom section.
This is one of 58 right-hand drive examples, originally finished in Giallo Fly yellow. The respray is thought to have been completed in 1982, when the owner also went to the trouble of retrimming the interior. “It could well reward some investment by returning it to its rare original Yellow, or a new owner could simply jump in and have fun. Either way, this is undoubtedly the most usable 365 Boxer on the market today,” said Silverstone Auctions.
Ferrari 512 BB: £110,000 – £150,000
Here’s one they made… later. The 512 BB was unveiled at the 1976 Paris Motor Show as a replacement for the 364 GT4 BB. Although the two cars are visually similar, the 512 BB was powered by a 5.0-litre version of the flat-12 engine, developing 360hp. Later, Ferrari switched to Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, reducing the power to 340hp.
Forming part of a collection, this 1978 512 BB is being offered from a deceased estate, but the history file is not available. What we do know is that it was treated to a makeover courtesy of Emblem Sports Cars, a company acquired by Nigel Mansell.
Ferrari FF: £120,000 – £135,000
The FF hit the headlines in 2011 when it was launched as Ferrari’s first ever production four-wheel drive model. With a top speed of 208mph and a 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds, it also happened to be the world’s fastest four-seater car. It proved to be especially popular in China, where wealthy supercar owners like to take their families along for the ride.
Not that family motoring was high on the list of priorities for Jay Kay, who purchased this 2011 example in 2013. The spec includes baseball-stitched leather, upgraded Potenziato audio system (naturally), Scuderia shields and privacy glass.
Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina: £325,000 – £375,000
Unveiled at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was launched to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the famous Italian styling house. Just 448 numbered cars were built, with the last one leaving the factory in December 2001.
This is car number 200, which was supplied new in Wilmslow, Cheshire – where else? – and with 3,022 miles on the clock, it is thought to be the lowest mileage example in the country. It comes complete with its original ‘Barchetta’ helmets in their bespoke badge.
Ferrari 430 Scuderia: £165,000 – £185,000
The figures are outstanding: 510hp, 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, a power-to-weight ratio of 2.45kg/hp, and a top speed of 198mph. Ferrari used all of its F1 knowhow – not to mention a little help from Michael Schumacher – to create one of the best track-focused road cars ever built.
The list of F1-derived goodies includes a lightning-quick SuperFast 2 transmission, an F1 Trac electronic differential, and a host of aerodynamic aids. This 2009 example is finished in Rosso Corsa with a factory-fitted stripe, and has covered 13,600 miles.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta: £190,000 – £240,000
At the time of its launch in 2012, the F12 Berlinetta was billed as the fastest road-going Ferrari ever built, be it around the Fiorano test track or anywhere else in the world. The naturally aspirated V12 engine could propel the F12 to a top speed of 211mph, sprinting to 62mph in just 3.1 seconds.
Little is known about this 2014 example, other than the fact that it has covered 12,715 miles in the hands of one owner.
Ferrari 550 ‘World Speed Record’: £140,000 – £170,000
In 1998, Ferrari sent a lightly-modified 550 to a 12km test track in Ohio and set three world records, namely: a distance of 100 miles covered at an average speed of 190.2mph, a distance of 100km at an average of 188.9mph, and driving for one hour at an average of 184mph.
To celebrate the achievement, Ferrari built 33 ‘World Speed Record’ cars, each one fitted with a Fiorano handling pack, leather-trimmed roll cage, suede-covered steering wheel, carbon bucket seats and a ‘WSR’ plaque.
Ferrari Testarossa: £100,000 – £120,000
As one of the most iconic cars of the 1980s, the Ferrari Testarossa probably graced more bedroom walls than the tennis player with an itchy bottom. Launched at the Paris Lido nightclub in 1984, the Testarossa was famous for its slatted side intakes, designed to channel air to the radiators.
This right-hand drive Testarossa has covered 13,867 miles since it was delivered new in Egham, Surrey. The current owner bought it in 1994, with Silverstone Auctions claiming “you don’t own a car for this long if it’s not an exceptionally good one.” Correct, but wouldn’t you want to drive it more often?
Ferrari 512 BBi: £210,000 – £240,000
The 512 BB with its carburettors might have offered 20hp more than the fuel-injected 512 BBi, but the Bosch K-Jetronic provided more reliable performance, making this later version the one to have. Without wishing to revert to cliches, this is one of the most coveted Ferrari models of them all.
“This fabulous 512 BBi has travelled less than 1,000 miles in the last twenty-four years”, said Silverstone Auctions. Imagine owning a 512 BBi and only driving 1,000 miles in a quarter of a century.
Ferrari 330 GT: £140,000 – £170,000
The oldest Ferrari in the sale just happens to be one of the prettiest. The 330 GT was unveiled at the 1964 Brussels Motor Show and ushered in a new era of grand tourers for Ferrari. Pininfarina designed a suitably timeless and elegant GT car, although not everyone was won over by the relatively sombre styling.
This is one of 44 right-hand drive models, having been imported by RJ ‘Ronnie’ Hoare of the F.English group of Ford dealers. It was delivered new to a Mr Lewis of Marleybone in August 1964.
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti ‘One-to-One’: £90,000 – £110,000
To commemorate a relationship dating back to the 1950s, Ferrari decided to name the 612 after the Italian coachbuilder, Scaglietti. The 612 of 2004 was said to have been inspired by the 375 MM Berlinetta Aerodinamica, commissioned by Roberto Rossellini for Ingrid Bergman.
The second generation 612 of 2008 introduced a number of revisions, which coincided with the launch of Ferrari’s ‘One-to-One’ personalisation program. This is believed to be one of 20 right-hand drive 612 Scaglietti ‘One-to-One’ models and it has covered 24,000 miles.
Ferrari F430 F1: £95,000 – £110,000
Unveiled as the heir to the 360 Modena, the Ferrari F430 incorporated a number of F1 developments, such as a five-mode electronic differential and a six-speed sequential transmission (a manual was available as an option).
This 2006 example has covered just 7,901 miles in the hands of its one and only owner and was awarded a class win at a Ferrari Owners’ Club concours event. Amazingly, the seats are still wrapped in their original protective covers.
Ferrari 400: £45,000 – £50,000
No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, this is a Ferrari 400 convertible. Although a drop-top version of Ferrari’s 4.8-litre V12 GT car was never offered by Maranello, one-off conversions did surface.
According to Silverstone Auctions, this 1977 example was converted by AC Cars using parts from the Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, although there are no documents to support this. The odometer is showing 2,500 miles – could this be genuine?
Ferrari F355 Spider: £80,000 – £90,000
Jeremy Clarkson liked the Ferrari F355 he road tested for Top Gear so much, he went out and bought one with his own money. The Spider version of the F355 was designed with the North American market in mind and featured a semi-automatic hood. A sequential transmission was available from 1997.
Of the 454 F355 Spiders imported into the UK, 315 had the six-speed manual gearbox, as fitted to this 1996 example. Silverstone Auctions reckons that the red on black with a black soft-top is the best combination for an F355 Spider. Do you agree?
Ferrari F355 Spider: £90,000 – £110,000
If you disagree with Silverstone Auctions, how about this Giallo Modena yellow and Nero interior example? The F355 Spider was offered with some quite obscure metallic colours, although red and yellow are two of the more common hues.
This is “undoubtedly one of the finest 355s currently on the market”, said the auctioneers. Yours for around £100,000.
Ferrari 456M GTA: £48,000 – £54,000
The ‘M’ in 456M stood for ‘Modificata’ – or modified – to mark a series of aesthetic changes over its predecessor: the 456 GT. In the case of the 456M GTA, all cars were fitted with a four-speed automatic transmission.
This 2003 example looks resplendent in Tour de France Blue and is showing just 28,900 miles on the clock.
Ferrari Mondial T: £50,000 – £60,000
Launched in 1980, the Ferrari Mondial faced criticism for its lack of performance and unusual Pininfarina design. With the benefit of hindsight, one could argue that it was a relatively successful attempt to combine sports car styling with 2+2 practicality.
This 1991 example is a Mondial T – the ‘T’ a reference to engine and gearbox layout – and one of 842 Mondial T coupes to leave Maranello. Amazingly, this left-hand drive car has covered just 2,100km from new.
Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta: £65,000 – £75,000
If you’ve had your fill of Ferraris, we’ll rattle through the remaining cars in record time, starting with this: a F355 F1 Berlinetta. It’s fitted with the F1-style electro-hydraulic paddle-shift transmission, and looks delightful in Tour de France Blue with a cream interior.
Ferrari 308 GTS: £40,000 – £45,000
The 308 GTB was unveiled in 1975, with the GTS arriving two years later. They remained in production until 1985, by which time some 12,000 cars had been sold. This 1981 car was sold new in Italy, before arriving in the UK in 1988.
Ferrari 575M Maranello F1: £58,000 – £66,000
Another left-hooker: this 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello F1 was supplied new in Germany, before moving to Spain, then arriving in the UK. It’s good to see that somebody has enjoyed driving this front-engined grand tourer, because there are 61,135km (38,000 miles) on the clock.
Ferrari 348 TS: £60,000 – £70,000
Launched at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 348 replaced the successful 328 and borrowed many styling cues from the Testarossa. The TB and TS models arrived at the same time, with the TS marked out by its removable ‘Targa’ top. This right-hand drive example has covered 5,500 miles.
Ferrari 308 GTS QV: £75,000 – £85,000
One of just 233 right-hand drive 308 GTS QVs produced, this one comes complete with the ‘MSV 308’ registration mark. An indoor car cover is also included, so you’ll have no trouble keeping that Rosso Corsa and Crema leather in pristine condition.
Ferrari 360 Modena: £64,000 – £74,000
Ferrari ushered in the new millennium with an entirely new body shape and a new aluminium space frame chassis. At the time, customers were forced to wait two years for delivery of their 360 Modena. You only have a few weeks to wait if you fancy placing a bid on this 2000 example.
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: £60,000 – £70,000
The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: so called because 599 is the displacement of the V12 engine divided by 10, ‘GTB’ stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, while Fiorano is the name of the famous test track. This 2009 example was delivered new in Dubai.
Ferrari 308 GTB QV: £45,000 – £55,000
The Koenig bodywork won’t suit all tastes, but you can’t deny that this 308 GTB QV has real presence. There are just 6,000 miles on the clock.
Ferrari Mondial QV: £28,000 – £33,000
One could argue that the cabriolet is the prettiest version of the Mondial and it’s certainly one of the cheapest ways to get on the Ferrari ladder. This 1985 example has spent most of its life in California and has covered 37,500 miles.
Ferrari 348 TS: £55,000 – £65,000
This might be one of the most desirable cars in the auction. It’s one of the first 348 TS models to roll out of the factory, first registered in Florida, then exported to Germany where it was owned by the proprietor of the Kia/Mazda Autohaus dealerships. Amazingly, there are just 3,985 miles on the clock.
Ferrari 550 Maranello: £140,000 – £180,000
Speaking of low-mileage cars: this 550 Maranello has covered 3,000 miles from new in the hands of a single owner. Imagine owning a car for two decades and hardly driving it. If you fancy spending upwards of £140,000 on this 1998 car, head to the Sale of Ferraris at Silverstone on 18 May 2018.
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