With just 36,600 miles from new, this very special Ferrari was formerly owned by the great Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, who famously led the England team to a World Cup 4-2 victory against Germany, scoring a hat-trick in the 1966 final at Wembley Stadium.
Saturday 30th July marks the fiftieth anniversary of the occasion, and is the exact same day that the car will be offered at auction at the world famous classic motor sport festival at the Silverstone race circuit.
The low mileage, UK supplied car has been maintained in excellent condition, stored in a correctly heated and dehumidified facility by the vendor for the last two years. Now ready to be enjoyed once more, it is competitively guided with a sale estimate of £120,000 to £150,000.
This rare right-hand drive example has significant investment potential, with 550 Maranellos gaining significant momentum in the collector car market, and is finished in Argento Nurburgring with black leather Daytona style seats, full carbon interior trim, along with a leather headlining and silver-painted brake calipers.
Speaking ahead of the sale, Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions managing director said, “This is a very desirable Ferrari. Front engined V12 Ferrari Grand Tourers have always been the stuff of legend since the days of the original 365 GTB/4 Daytona back in the early 1970s. With only 457 right-hand drive 550 Maranellos made, the car is highly collectible. Not only that it’s a superb drivers car, with a fantastic history, this example even more so for football aficionados.”
With the football star’s name appearing on the V5C as the immediate previous owner, the car will be sold with two sets of keys, full Ferrari leather bound book pack, a fitted red Ferrari cover, a fresh MoT and full service history, with both Ferrari main agents and Ferrari specialists. The car is currently being serviced by highly respected Ferrari specialists, Terry Keys Motorsport, based at Silverstone circuit.
Silverstone Classic organisers will be recognising Sir Geoff and the England team’s 1966 World Cup win with a screening of a special car football match on the Saturday afternoon.
The car will be auctioned alongside more than 150 other classic road and racing cars as part of three days of auctions hosted by Silverstone Auctions from 28th to 31st July.
To find out more about the 550 Maranello for sale and the Silverstone Classic sales, please visit http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/ferrari-550-maranello-8038.