Ferrari nets £609k for charity
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.