Car dealer leaves rare Ferrari to be auctioned in aid of air ambulance
A rare Ferrari is to be sold at auction to benefit the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service.
The Ferrari 330 GT Nembo Spider was left to the service by car dealer and former chairman of the Ferrari Owners' Club, Richard Allen, who died aged 78 last November.
It was a thank-you for their efforts in rescuing injured racers at his local racing track in Suffolk, and the money raised by the car's sale will allow the charity to build a new hangar for its helicopter
Allen, who ran family dealership Allen's Ford, bought the 1964 model, which is widely acknowledged as the fourth and final Nembo Spider to be built, from Italy in the mid-1990s.
To further its exclusivity, chassis 5805GT is also the only right-hand-drive car and the sole 330-series 4-litre V12 powered example.
So prized was the model, that Allen did not drive it on the road, instead displaying it at events around the country.
It was one of many Prancing Horses in his collection. He would regularly take part in hill climbing events, and compete in the Ferrari Owners' Club racing series in his 328 model.
Patrick Peal, chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, told the Sun: "We feel deeply honoured to have been the recipient of Richard Allen's thoughtfulness and generosity – his legacy will be to help us save many more lives."
The supercar will be auctioned by H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambs on March 29. While it does not have a reserve, similar models have sold for more than £500,000.
Dominic Lyncker, managing director of H&H Classics, commented: "We are honoured to be tasked with this sale which will bring help from the skies."