Specialist car auctioneers, H&H Classics near Warrington, are expected to raise £6m when they sell two 50-year old Ferraris later this month. The cars, a 1960 250GT Berlinetta and a 1967 275 GTB/4were unveiled last month at Mottram Hall Hotel, before going to auction on 14 October at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambs.Trish Ashton from Hale Barnes, tries out the 1960 Ferrari Berlinetta watched by (L to R): Nick Delaney, business development manager, H&H Classics, Crispin Harris, director Jackson Stops and Staff and Simon Hope, managing director, H&H Classics.
H&H Classics’ managing director, Simon Hope, told us that the auction will be one of the most important in the firm’s history. “We’re expecting many of the world’s greatest collectors at this sale. Because there are many collectors in the North of England, we decided to arrange this special viewing and it is apparent how much interest there is in these rare cars.
The money raised from the sale will go to the RNLI at the bequest of the cars’ owner, the late Richard Colton who made his millions in footwear distribution.
Other cars in the Colton collection going under the hammer include a Ferrari 550 Maranello, a Jaguar E-Type ‘Lightweight Evocation’ and a Jaguar XK120fixed head coupe.