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Clutch of Ferraris at Silverstone Classic Sale

Press Release   •   Jul 06, 2012 09:22 BST

Italian styling at its automotive finest is in abundance at the Silverstone Classic Sale with a stunning collection of six Ferraris available for auction.

The sale promises a Ferrari for nearly all tastes and budgets, ranging from convertibles to saloons, most in the famous Ferrari red and others in similarly striking paintwork, some right-hand and others left-hand drive models.

One key lot is a 1978 Ferrari 512BB, currently the property of a world famous distinguished sportsman, estimated at between £65,000 to £75,000. It is one of only 929 right-hand drive models of its type produced by the car maker and an extensive history file provides a comprehensive record of the £90,000 spent on service and maintenance expenditure over the 49,000 miles it has covered.

Other examples catching the eye include a 1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge, estimated at £28,000 to £32,000, and showing just 17,353 kilometres from new. There is also a 1992 Ferrari 348 TB, estimated at between £20,000 to £25,000, with even less mileage at just 6,104 kilometres.

Top down motoring doesn’t get much better than in a 1986 Mondial 3.2 Cabriolet, and this one is estimated at between £14,000 to £18,000.

Track action comes in the form of two extraordinary race cars. A 2008 F430 GT3 model, estimated at £65,000 to £75,000, which is eligible for all the desirable European and national GT series and has been professionally prepared by respected marque specialists “M-Tech” Motorsport.

The other is a 2003 360 Challenge race car, estimated at between £45,000 to £55,000, which can be entered into a variety of modern sports car championships, such as the Ferrari Open, Britcar, GT Cup and numerous European championships.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “Our Classic Sale promises a feast of Ferraris, which will sit alongside a fine array of other Italian models we have including Lamborghinis and Maseratis.”

Other items on offer at the Classic Sale include classic cars, motorbikes, historic race cars and a wide variety of automobilia.

“Our Ferrari portfolio is a fair reflection of our entire range, with a good mix of competition and road cars, making The Silverstone Classic Sale one of this year’s must attend auctions,” added Nick.

For more information about The Silverstone Classic Sale visit

Formed in 2011 as a joint venture between Nick Whale and Silverstone Circuits - Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia.

The company holds the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit.

Auctions take place in The Wing, the circuit’s new £27 million building, which has space to display up to 100 auction vehicles and includes seating accommodation for up to 400 attendees.