Fer­rari nets £609k for char­ity

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A be­spoke Fer­rari has net­ted more than £600k for the East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance Ser­vice.

The 1964 Fer­rari Nembo Spi­der be­longed to for­mer Fer­rari UK club chair­man, the late Richard Allen. It sold for £609,500 to an overseas buyer as it hit the block at H&H Clas­sics’ Dux­ford sale on 29 March.

Around £200,000 of the pro­ceeds will pay for a be­spoke new hangar to house the air am­bu­lance he­li­copter at Cam­bridge air­port. This will en­able the East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance to ex­tend op­er­a­tional hours.

Do­minic Lyncker, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of H&H Clas­sics, says: ‘We are hon­oured to have been tasked with this sale of Richard Allen’s Nembo Spi­der, which will bring help from the skies in much the same way as the Richard Colton Fer­raris we sold in 2015 for the RNLI for £10m will bring help at sea.’

Four clas­sic VWs from a col­lec­tion be­long­ing to the UK’s old­est Volk­swa­gen/Audi deal­er­ship also sold.

Three VW Bee­tles and a splitscreen camper from the Gilder Group Col­lec­tion were snapped up. The Gilder Group ac­quired the cars for pro­mo­tional pur­poses and used to ro­tate them be­tween its 19 show­rooms. When JCT600 bought the Gilder Group’s VAG deal­er­ships, the cars were trans­ferred to the pri­vate own­er­ship of the Gilder Group’s Chair­man.

A 1978 Volk­swa­gen Beetle 1200L ‘Last Edi­tion’ went for £11,463, a 1972 Volk­swa­gen Beetle 1302 made £17,592.50, an­other Beetle, this time a 1975 model, sold for £9307 and a 1967 split-screen Volk­swa­gen Kombi CC 1600 sold for £23,500.

Ear­lier ex­am­ples of the Nembo spi­der had been built on the 250 GT chas­sis, but chas­sis 5805GT is based on a 330GT.

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