Bespoke Ferraris lead Silverstone Auctions’ dedicated marque sale
Some opt to go above and beyond to ensure their Ferrari stands out from the crowd, but years down the line it's hampered auction estimates
A number of notable customised and personalised Ferraris will feature at Silverstone Auctions’ ‘A Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owners’ Club GB’ on May 18 at Silverstone Circuit.
Over thirty cars will feature in the auction, including one of only 15 Argento Auteuil silver Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas ever made; estimated to be worth over £500,000.
Also featured is a World Speed Record edition Ferrari 550 Maranello, built to celebrate the model’s three record-breaking average speed records.
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Yet, the sale is also striking for its range of dealer-personalised and aftermarket-customised lots. Most obvious is a 1978 Ferrari 512BB with an Emblem conversion bodykit. Only 10 right-hand-drive Boxers were supplied to the UK, during a time when visual modifications were extremely popular.
Despite less than 40,000 miles on the clock, it carries a lower estimate of just £110,000. Unmolested examples sell for twice as much. Although this car comes without a history and has been off the road since 2015, it is listed as being in excellent condition. The most notable styling additions include a 308-style front bumper and a duck tail spoiler.
Also included in the sale is a highly bespoke 2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 'One to One’. Built a year after mid-life revisions to the 612, Ferrari also launched the ‘One to One’ dealer personalisation programme.
The non-traditional Rosso Mugello red paint with the tan interior is considered immaculate, with the car having only covered 24,000 miles in its lifetime.
When ordering the special edition new, owners were flown out to Maranello and all cars came with a revised dual-plate clutch transmission, ’Electrochromic' roof, a Mannetino steering wheel, 20-inch Challenge wheels, a sports exhaust and carbon ceramic brakes. Estimates sit around £100,000..
Arguably the rarest, and indeed riskiest, purchase is a 2,500-mile Ferrari 400 Convertible that could sell for £50,000. The 400 was never offered in open-air form, although occasionally modified examples do appear for sale.
No documentation is offered in support, but Silverstone Auctions: ‘are informed that the conversion was one of six carried out by AC Cars using mechanisms and parts from the Rolls Royce Corniche convertible’.
A 2009 430 Scuderia with under 15,000 miles is expected to top out at £185,000 while a 3,000-mile, one of only 42, right-hand-drive Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina could stretch close to £400,000.
Visit Silverstone Auctions’ full lot list here.
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