Two rare Ferrari vehicles are to be auctioned on behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The vehicles were bequeathed to the charity by Richard Colton, a Northamptonshire businessman. They will be auctioned by H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridge, during October 2015. It is expected that the vehicles will raise over £10 million in total for the lifeboat charity.
The two vehicles are a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, of which only 167 were produced in total, and a stylish 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. Chairman of H&H Classics, Simon Hope, has stated that the auction is of "national significance".
The prospective sale price of the two vehicles is the largest donation that the RNLI has received in its lifetime. Legacy income manager at the RNLI, Guy Rose, made a statement regarding the auction and the effect it will have on the charity's actions. "We are deeply grateful and humbled by Mr Colton’s generous gift and his decision to benefit the RNLI in this way. Six out of every 10 lifeboat launches are made possible only because of gifts left to us in wills, so they are vital to saving lives at sea."
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