Ferrari gifted to air ambulance
A 1964 Ferrari 330GT Nembo Spyder – valued at £200,000-500,000 – is to be sold at auction in March to benefit the East Anglia Air Ambulance service.
Racing driver and motor enthusiast Richard Allen, who died in November 2016, gifted the car to the EAAA, remembering when its helicopter came to help of one of his fellow drivers after a race crash.
The Ferrari will be offered for sale at H&H Classics’ auction at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 29 March.
Allen acquired the specially commissioned Nembo Spyder – with its 4.0-litre V12 engine, chassis 5805GT – from Italy in the mid-1990s for his extensive collection. He decided not to drive it on the road but instead to display it regularly at Ferrari events in the UK. He was chairman of the Ferrari Owners’ Club (UK) for eight years.
‘ The gift opportunity which this legacy offers would enable to us to proceed with the building of a bespoke hangar to house our helicopter, Anglia 2, at Cambridge Airport, some 400m from our base,’ says Patrick Peal, chief executive officer of the EAAA. ‘Our own hangar next door would mean adding some 180 available shift hours a year, significantly increasing the number of lifesaving missions we could fly each year.’
Damian Jones, head of sales at H&H says: ‘ The cost of rebuilding a Spyder to the standard of the one for sale with us would be at least £500,000 if it were done by a known name Ferrari specialist.’
Chris Butler, financial director of the Ferrari Owners’ Club and a close personal friend of Allen’s says: ‘Richard was always a huge Ferrari fan and an avid Ferrari collector over the years. The FOC was very proud to have him as chairman for eight years and a director of the club since way back in 1993.’
This specially commissioned 1964 Ferrari 330GT Nembo spyder will raise money for the east anglia air ambulance service.