ITALIAN CLASSIC: This Ferrari Testarossas, known as ‘best of the 1991 breed’ will be on auction at Silverstone in February 2015. Comes with original luggage and a Cartier watch. Image: Newspress
LOW MILEAGE ITALIAN COLLECTION FOR RACE RETRO SALE
LONDON, England – Still have some serious money left after your Christmas shopping? Silverstone Auctions in the UK is to auction a very special collection of 1990’s Italian sports cars over February 21/22 2015.
If you have some seriously serious money parked somewhere maybe you could bid for all three. They’ve been tucked away as part of a large private collection owned by perhaps one of Europe’s most fastidious collectors of classic cars.
The star of the trio is “one of the finest” Ferrari Testarossas still available, a ‘best of the 1991 breed’, the auctioneer says, is on the market. Estimated sale price is around the equivalent of R2.5-million. The car has covered only about 1600km from new and is described as “immaculate”.
Silverstone Auctions says it has the original luggage set and comes with a Cartier watch that was included with the sale of the cars.
Another Ferrari, a 1991 Mondial T (looking at the equivalent of R1.1-million), has covered only about 1900km in its 24 years with the original owner. “Although undervalued by collectors for many years,” Silverstone says, “the Mondial is tipped by many to be the next Ferrari to rise significantly in value.”
One of the maddest cars of the 1990’s, a 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ that’s travelled only about 800km is the third car (also looking at R1.1-million) and is also coming from its first owner.
Only 998 SZs were produced in a two-year period.
Silverstone Auctions GM Guy Lees-Milne said: “This is a very special collection of Italian exotica. Each car is in almost brand-new condition. It’s rare to find one or even two such cars with such low mileage but to find three is something special.”
The two-day sale will be at Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, central England.
To find out more about the cars visit the Race Retro website.