Buyers from Europe, the USA and Australia staged a bidding war over some rare and precious Ferrari literature, in the latest Donington Auction.
From the collection of the W.H. Lowe family, long-time Ferrari importers, several key items were hotly contested as owners and enthusiasts sought to add to their collections.
An original and extremely rare ‘Modena Ferrari Italia’ pricelist from the 1950s, featuring the Ferrari 250 Granturismo, the 410 Superamerica and the 500 Testa Rossa, made a memorable $5200.
Likewise, the genuine and original Ferrari 275 GTS/GTB Spare Parts catalogue demonstrated the collectability of everything about the famous Italian sports car marque, bringing a winning bid of $2350 (pictured below).
Even a Ferrari keyring made by the famous A.E Lorioli of Milan brought $1450.
Along with the collection of the W.H. Lowe family, Donington Auctions also offered some important automobiles from the Late Dr. Stuart Saunders and the Jamieson family.
Sale highlight of the extremely five veteran and one vintage vehicles being offered at auction was the 1927 Lancia Lambda Series 7 ‘Garavini’ Spider replica, which sold for $175,000.
Work of the Italian coachbuilder Garavini, the original elegant and sporty Spider was a high point of the period’s design, and this tribute was built locally over a 10 year period on a derelict Lancia Lambda chassis found in Western Australia.
Now an Award winner, the ‘Garavini’ replica was sold in immaculate condition with extensive supporting paperwork.