A striking black sports car once owned by David Beckham has surfaced in an auction of 11 Ferraris by auction house H&H Classics.
The 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider was believed to be purchased by the former English football captain for £120,000 and then sold in 2003 before he left the UK for Real Madrid.
Having only 7,800 miles on the clock, the Ferrari is expected to fetch anywhere from £85,000 to £95,000 when it goes under the hammer — almost 30 percent cheaper than what Beckham had to pay.
He was certainly a fan of the model, acquiring another 360 Spider in 2003. Nevertheless, the model slated for auction on 29 March at the Imperial War Museum, Cambridgeshire, has recently undergone a cambelt service and already comes equipped with an F1-style gearbox; privacy glass; full Sabbia leather interior; carbon-fibre-backed racing seats; and a 3.6-litre V8 engine that propels it from 0–60mph in just 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 180mph.
Damian Jones, head of sales at H&H, said: “Any Ferrari 360 is a seriously exciting car to drive but this one, with its notably low mileage and former ownership by a global icon, is truly special.”
Also on sale at a much higher price is a Ferrari 330GT Nembo Spider with an estimate of £500,000 to £700,000. A Ferrari 250GT PF Coupe rebodied as a California Spyder will also go under the hammer, expected to make £600,000 to £800,000, as well as a Ferrari 330GT 2+2 for between £200,000 to £240,000; a Ferrari 512 M at £170,000 to £190,000; and a Ferrari 512 TR at £135,000 to £155,000. The fleet of 11 Ferraris’ combined estimate worth is a cool £2.2 million.
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