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Rare Ferrari could bring gift of life to more air ambulance patients

A 1964 Ferrari 330GT is expected to make more than half a million pounds in a charity auction for Prince William's employer, the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The specially commissioned Nembo Spyder - with a 4 litre V12 - was owned by motor enthusiast and collector Richard Allen until he died on November 26.

He left the car to be to be auctioned off in memory of the time the ambulance came to the help of one of his fellow racing drivers after a crash.

Previous auctions of the same car have seen sales of £660,000.

Mr Allen, from Essex, bought the car from Italy in the mid-nineties and decided not to drive it on the road but display it regularly at Ferrari events in the UK.

It is to be sold at auction by H&H Classics to benefit the EAAA on March 29 at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

Richard Allen, was chairman of the UK's Ferrari Owners' Club for many years.

Richard Allen was a Ferrari enthusiast from Essex Credit: H&H Classics
The Nembo Spyder has a 4 litre V12 engine Credit: H&H Classics

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 400 m from our base.

"It would mean adding some 180 available shift hours a year significantly increasing the number of lifesaving missions we could fly each year."

– Patrick Peal CEO of the EAAA
The car's to be auctioned at Duxford in March Credit: H&H Classics