This interesting 330GT Nembo Spyder conversion will be auctioned by H&H Classics, with proceeds from the sale to be donated to the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service.
A Ferrari 330GT Nembo Spyder is to be offered by H&H Classics on 29 March next year, with proceeds from the auction going to the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service. Although not on official Ferrari car, its interesting history means that it’s expected to make in excess of £500,000.
Donated by well-known Ferrari enthusiast and racer Richard Allen, the money raised will go towards building a new hangar for the Anglia 2 helicopter at Cambridge airport. Inspired by H&H’s sale of the Richard Colton Ferraris for the RNLI earlier this year
, Allen decided to gift his treasured Ferrari to the EAAA in a similar fashion following his death in November.
The Nembo Spyder is an interesting creation conceived by ex-Maserati engineers Neri & Bonacini, to create a GTO-inspired roadster from the more run of the mill Ferrari underpinnings. While earlier examples had been built around 250 GT chassis, 5805GT – the fourth and final Nembo – was based around a 330GT.
Commissioned during the 1980s by a British collector, the project ran out of steam just shy of finishing when funds for the project dried up. Some years later Richard Allen, at the time a director of the Ferrari Owners’ Club (UK), heard of the existence of the fourth Nembo Spyder, bought the car and got it shipped over to the UK – completing the last few parts.
The final specification included a shortened wheelbase, and the 330’s original 300bhp 4.0-litre V12 engine and four-speed manual ‘box. Rather than drive the 330 though, it was purely used for display purposes at Ferrari Owners’ Club concours events. Despite this, the car is fully road registered and comes with an MoT certificate valid until October 2017. Although it is an interesting piece of Ferrari history, the car is not eligible for Ferrari Classiche certification.
Patrick Peal CEO of the EAAA says: ‘The gift opportunity which this legacy offers would enable to us to proceed with the building of a bespoke hangar to house our Helicopter, Anglia 2, at Cambridge airport some 400m from our base. Our own hangar next door would mean adding some 180 available shift hours a year significantly increasing the number of lifesaving missions we could fly each year.’
Dominic Lyncker, MD of H&H Classics, says: ‘We are honoured to be tasked with this sale which will bring help from the skies in much the same way as the Richard Colton Ferraris we sold for the RNLI will bring help at sea.’