A pair of rare Ferrari Testarossa models will go under the hammer at Silverstone race circuit later this month – and one is expected to fetch up to £330,000.
Testarossa prices are on an upward curve, having more than doubled in just six months, so the cars should see fierce bidding from collectors.
With a 4.9 litre V12 engine developing 390bhp beneath the bonnet, the Ferraris were capable of blasting from 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 196mph.
One of the pair, a 1994 Ferrari F512 M is estimated at selling for between £280,000 and £330,000.
The final incarnation of the iconic series, it was one of just 501 made worldwide and has only has two owners from new.
This particular left hand drive car, with 11,000 miles on the clock, was supplied new to the German market via their dealer, Tamsen, in 1994 finished in Giallo Modena with Nero leather upholstery.
The car was then sold on by the first owner to Japan from where it has recently returned with a comprehensive service history.
Also being offered at the Silverstone Auctions’ May sale is an early 1986 ‘Flying Mirror’ example – one of the earliest and rarest of all Testarossas.
First delivered to Switzerland in 1986, the car was originally finished in Bianco, but was repainted early in its life in Giallo Fly Yellow.
With 45,000 miles on the clock, and also with two previous owners, this car is estimated at fetching between £80,000 and £100,000.
It has been maintained regardless of cost by a number of Ferrari specialists and its1980’s Pioneer stereo is intact along with the three-piece luggage set in a cloth bag.
Two more Testarossas will be offered including a 1989 example, presented in Rosso Corsa, estimated at between £120,000 and £140,000.