Over £1 million worth of rare Ferrari 599 editions to be offered
Super rare, range-topping right-hand drive 599 GTO in Avus Bianco
A rare Ferrari 599, 1 of 10 European supplied manual gearbox cars
The sale of Ferraris being held at the Dallas Burston Polo Club just got even more mouth-watering with over £1 million worth of super rare variations of the Ferrari 599 to be sold by Silverstone Auctions.
The range-topping and most powerful of the four cars is the 2011 599 GTO of which 60 or so of these cars were built in right-hand drive and was the road-going version of the track day 599XX. To make it even more special, it is presented in the rare colour of Avus Bianco with Tour de France Blue stripes, which was a special order request and possibly making this car unique. Supplied new by Ferrari Singapore where the car was regularly serviced and lived until 2017 before coming to the UK, the car has covered 10,920km. This 599 comes with the official Ferrari service book with all the stamps clearly visible and with all UK taxes paid the car now conforms to the same specification as a UK example. An amazing opportunity to acquire a super rare 599 estimated at £400,000 to £460,000.
Our second Ferrari 599 is the 2008 GTB. What makes this one so special is that it is one of just ten examples supplied to Europe made with the manual gearbox, as opposed to the F1-style paddle shift systems. In total, just 30 cars were made worldwide in this specification making these cars virtually unobtainable. Estimated at £365,000 to £400,00 this left-hand-drive 599 looks stunning in Fiorano Rosso with Cuoio interior. Now UK registered, this Swiss supplied car was bought by our vendor, the second owner, in 2018 and has formed part of his significant Ferrari collection. With just 19,000km on the clock, this 599 has been regularly looked after and cared for, coming with its original full luggage set, build brochure and history file. Now in the care of Silverstone Auctions and available for private inspection, this is an extremely rare car and very collectable.
The third Ferrari 599 is just as special as the others, it is a special edition GTB built to celebrate 60 years of F1 wins and named after the multiple F1 champion Fernando Alonso. This 2012 Ferrari 599 GTB 60 F1 Alonso Final Edition is being offered at £220,000 to £260,000 and is one of 40 cars built and based on the HGTE model. Finished in Rosso F1 Storico with white highlights and a bespoke Alonso interior, this very special 599 was registered as a demonstrator by Gaudual Sport S.A.S Ferrari France in 2012 and purchased by its first owner in 2013. Imported to the UK in 2017 and used sparingly forming part of the vendor’s collection, this car has been serviced by Maranello Egham and Dick Lovett Ferrari in Swindon. As 2012 marked the end of the production for the 599 this immaculate 8,000-mile example is extremely tempting as they do not appear very often.
The final 599 is a 2007 GTB Fiorano finished in Nero Metallic with a Rosso leather interior. A great value car at £90,000 to £105,000, this 599 has a very impressive specification and is in superb condition. A UK specified right-hand drive car with just 26,000-miles on the clock, this 599 has been serviced by Graypaul no less than ten times. A great opportunity to acquire an entry-level 599 in superb condition.
Harry Whale, auction manager for Silverstone Auctions commented: "It is a very special moment for us to be offering not one but four different variations of the Ferrari 599 at our sale on the 21st September.”
“Each of these cars offer something very special and different making them super collectable within their own right.”
“For any Ferrari enthusiast these cars will attract lots of interest, as cars of this rareity do not come to market that often.”
“Where else will you find four different 599s to suit all requirements. The vendor of the manual 599 told me how great it is to drive. Our sale is a unique opportunity to acquire something truly useable as well as collectable.”
Silverstone Auctions sale also includes a selection of marque related automobilia which starts at 10.30am.
The most successful car in the history of F1 is the Ferrari 312T which was raced by some of the greatest drivers and the automobilia sale has a number of 312T related items.
One of the lots, a striking original Acrylic on canvas depicting the late great Niki Lauda in his Ferrari 312T at Casino Square by Arthur Benjamins. The vendor purchased it directly from the artist 42 years ago and had it signed by Niki Lauda in 2013. Coming with a certificate of authenticity it is estimated at £5,000 to £7,000. These works of art are highly sought after, so this presents a rare opportunity to acquire one.
There are also two 1/12 scale models, a Ferrari 312T driven by Niki Lauda to the 1975 F1 World Championship and another the 312 T4 driven by Gilles Villeneuve. Both are one off-pieces and finished to the highest standards and estimated at £500 to £1,000 each.
Jody Scheckter, who famously drove for Ferrari, is depicted in a stunning photographic print by Michael Hewett on the run down to Mirabeau in the 312 T5 and signed by him with a certificate of authenticity.
The Sale of Ferrari and Porsche takes place at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on Saturday 21st September. The auction starts with automobilia at 10.30, followed by the Ferrari sale at 12.30 and Porsche at 2.30. The lots can be previewed on Friday the 20th September from 1pm to 5pm.