Two of Ferrari’s Finest Seek New Homes

By Paul Joseph

Two examples of Ferrari’s finest classic cars will be going under the hammer at a prestigious UK auction later this month.

Gleaned from the same private collection, a beautifully refurbished 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT and an extremely low mileage 1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta will offer Ferrari fans and collectors the chance to take ownership of two exemplary Pininfarina-styled models at the Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car Sale.

“Rarely do Ferraris of this calibre come to market for buyers, and we are delighted to have been entrusted with both cars by the vendor, who has cherished them for many years,” explains Adam Rutter, classic car consignor, Silverstone Auctions.

The right-hand drive Dino 246 GT is finished in Rosso Chiaro with a black vinyl interior, and features the incredibly rare and desirable factory fitted flared wheel arches and Campagnolo wheels. It is one of just 13 examples with these features in the UK.

“All this work has produced what can only be described as a truly beautiful and expertly refurbished example of what is often referred to as the prettiest ever road going Ferrari model,” says Rutter.

Now offered for sale for the first time in 22 years, the Dino will be offered with a pre-sale estimate of £300,000 - £350,000.

The F355 Berlinetta, meanwhile, has an incredibly low mileage of just 7,017 miles, owned by the vendor from new and now to be offered for public sale for the first time in its life.

Supplied new to the owner by Mortimer Houghton Turner in 1998, this stunning, right-hand drive, UK delivered example is finished in Rosso Corsa with a Nero Black leather interior with black carpets, and features the rare and desirable manual gearbox. The car will be offered at the auction with a pre-sale estimate of £85,000 - £100,000.

Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car Sale will take place at Stoneleigh Park on 25 - 26 February.

By Paul Joseph