Ex-David Beckham Ferrari 360 expected to sell for almost £100,000

Paul Hudson
The footballer with his 360 Spider, which has subsequently been re-registered

A 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider formerly owned by David Beckham is among a glut of the Italian supercars being sold at auction on March 29 - a whole football team’s worth, in fact.

It is estimated to sell for £85,000-£95,000 when it comes under the hammer at H&H Classics’ sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

Finished in black with a full tan leather interior, Y795 AOO is powered by a mid-mounted 3.6-litre V8 engine. It was one of the last Ferraris to be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox, although this car has an F1-derived electrohydraulic gearbox operated by paddles on the steering wheel.

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It has a top speed in excess of 180mph and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds. Beckham was certainly a fan of the model, acquiring another 360 Spider only two years after purchasing this example.

It is fitted with such desirable extras as forged lightweight BBS alloy wheels, carbon-fibre-backed racing seats, a rear valance from the more extreme 360 Challenge model and a sports exhaust system.

The 360 Spider, finished in black with a tan interior, has done only 7,800 miles

Although it is stated to have covered only 7,800 miles from new, the 360 Spider is offered with an extensive Ferrari service history and will be sold with a new MoT certificate.

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.”

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Another notable Ferrari at the same auction is a blue 1964 330GT Nembo Spider, which is expected to sell for well in excess of £500,000. The 4.0-litre, V12-engined car is a very rare, specially commissioned convertible that has been extensively shown at Ferrari gatherings throughout the UK.

It was owned by the late Richard Allen, who bequeathed it to the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service, which will benefit from the proceeds of the sale.

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Another interesting lot is a 1958 Ferrari 250GT PF Coupe rebodied as an even more desirable  LWB California Spyder, estimated at £600,000-£800,000.

The car definitely looks the part, with the correct bodywork copied from the vendor’s own 250GT LWB California Spyder Competizione.

It recently had a £75,000 engine and gearbox overhaul by marque specialist GTO Engineering.

A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 being offered is one of just 453 left-hand drive Series 1 cars made and supplied to North America via the famed US importer Luigi Chinetti.

It has been restored to a high standard: it had a photo-documented, bare metal bodywork restoration from 2006-2009, with its steering, brakes and suspension refurbished in 2009 and an engine and gearbox overhaul in 2014. It is estimated at £200,000-£240,000.

Fans of the Miami Vice TV series should look no further than the 1993 Ferrari 512 TR (Testarossa), estimated at £135,000-£155,000. One of only 88 UK right-hand-drive examples, it has had five owners but has covered fewer than 31,000 miles.

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Similar to the Beckham car is a 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider F1, in red with black seats. This UK example has been well cared for during its 20,000 miles and is expected to sell for between £68,000 and £75,000.

There is also a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV, estimated at £50,000-£60,000.

From 1992 is a Ferrari 348 TS (the targa roof version rather than the standard coupe) in red with tan seats. It is estimated at £36,000-£40,000.

The ninth Ferrari is a 1982 Mondial 8, one of only 145 supplied to the UK in right-hand drive. It has only 48,000 miles on the clock but requires recommissioning. The Mondial is one of the least popular Ferraris, reflected in its estimate of £15,000-£17,000.

The second Mondial in the sale (again, one of 145 UK cars) dates from 1981. Having covered only 14,000 miles, it is estimated at £30,000-£35,000.

Completing the line-up is a 1995 Ferrari 512 M, the final version of the flat-12-engined Testarossa and one of only 501 made. It’s estimated at £170,000-£190,000.

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