Europe’s largest ever Ferrari auction to set hearts racing

Car enthusiasts everywhere are readying themselves as a stunning collection of 35 vintage Ferraris have gone to auction today on Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The collection of classic Ferraris up for grabs includes models that are expected to reach sale prices of anywhere from £25,000 to an eye-watering £330,000. Included in this engine-revving selection of cars are the 1988, 1991 and 1992 Ferrari Testarossas, a firm favourite of celebrities such as Dr. Dre and Elton John. The Testarossas, which became an icon of 1980s retro culture, are expected to go at auction from between £95,000 and £148,000. Also available in this special online Catawiki auction is a Ferrari Dino 246 GT - 1971, one of the most sought after Ferrari models on the market. The Dino was produced by Ferrari from 1968 – 1976 and is named after Enzo Ferrari’s son Alfredino. The Dino however is not a supercar but a connoisseur’s Ferrari, offering an old school driving experience. It is estimated to sell between a staggering £255,000 and £330,000. Additionally, in this spectacular Ferrari auction is the 1993 Ferrari 348 GTS. The two-seater sports car produces 300-horse power and with only 4,320 made between the years 1989 – 1995 it is predicted to sell at £90,000. The auction will run from the 29th January until the 12th February 2016 and has been curated by Sander Houdel, Catawiki’s classic cars auctioneer. Sander Houdel comments, “At Catawiki we often see Ferraris pass through our auctions, however this is particularly special as it will be the largest ever collection of classic Ferraris on sale in Europe. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic and desired cars and with a collective value of over £2.6m we’re expecting a huge amount of interest in the auction.”