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Good as new! Virtually new 2000 Mini Cooper and totally new 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia with Silverstone Auctions

2009 FERRARI 430 SCUDERIA – £150,000 – £180,00

There is a very strange mindset among some collectors that drives them to keep their purchases untouched for years – be it a Matchbox toy or a Ferrari. At the next Silverstone Auction at Stoneleigh Park on February 25th there are a number of such examples – a Mini and a Ferrari among them.

And strangely these collectors do have a point, by denying themselves the pleasure of using these cars they add interest, value and collectability on occasion. It will be interesting to see if this is the case with these two cars.

2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Delivery Mileage – Unregistered – RHD

Unrepeatable, unregistered, as new 430 Scuderia. One of only 279 right-hand drive examples manufactured. £150,000 – £180,00. Eligible for the 2024 ‘1000 Miglia’ and would make an inexpensive entry to one of Europe’s most prestigious events.

In 2008, Ferrari put into production their new lightweight 430, evocatively named the Scuderia. Replacing the 360 Challenge Stradale was always going to be a tough proposition, but with 510bhp, a new lightning-fast gear change, and an exhaust note which sounded pure F1, the Scuderia managed to be quicker, yet a lot less demanding to drive than the CS.

Offered here is an unregistered, as new, Ferrari 430 Scuderia which was supplied in right-hand drive to Hong Kong in 2009. Finished in Bianco Avus with a Nero Alcantara interior, factory options included; Carbon fibre exterior trim, brake calipers in yellow, steering wheel with upper crown in carbon fibre and LEDs, Alcantara trim interior, door covers in carbon fibre and a fire extinguisher. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer showed just 112km, the equivalent of just 70 miles. A right-hand drive 430 Scuderia delivered to Hong Kong is identical to a UK version with the exception of metric instruments and sources indicate this example is one of just 279 right-drive examples manufactured in total.

Since delivery in 2009, this special-edition Ferrari has been dry stored correctly in a temperature and humidity-controlled facility. Accompanying the car is the original Ferrari book-pack, original purchase contract, spare key, tool kit, tyre inflator and fitted Ferrari car cover.

Imported to the UK on a ‘temporary admission’ and ready to be registered or exported, the relevant paperwork is in order and we encourage buyers to confirm any local tax/duty implications. This is an unrepeatable opportunity to add to a collection a virtually new, special-edition Ferrari from a decade when Ferrari absolutely dominated the F1 Constructors World Championship.

2000 Mini Cooper Sport – 734 miles – £25,000 – £30,000

Just two owners from new, with single ownership for over 20 years and covering just 740 miles from new. Amazingly, the car has been serviced, MOT’d and cared for every year of its life, and once it had received a service and MOT, it went straight back into its single heated garage. Recently it was treated to a three-layer ceramic coating, including the underside. Truly outstanding. Guide price: £25,000 – £30,000.

After 41 years and with the end in sight, Rover decided to mark the classic Mini’s long life with a penultimate limited-edition prior to the arrival of BMW’s new ‘Mini’. Following the popularity of the ‘Sport Pack’ Minis offered from 1997-2000, it was to be known as the “Mini Cooper Sport” and some 2,200 (1,000 RHD) were built between March and October 2000. They were a totally separate model and externally they could be distinguished by their muscular stance with flared wheel arches and 13″ sports alloy wheels, four spot lamps and Platinum-coloured roof and bonnet stripes. The ‘Sport’ also featured an updated interior with stylish nickel-silver and black leather trim, drilled and polished alloy door and window handles, and a Sport dash in turned alloy silver and black finish.

This remarkable example has a lovely, wholesome story behind it and couldn’t be presented in better order for its first time coming to public sale. Originally registered on 05/09/2000, this pretty Sport, one of 267 finished in British Racing Green, has covered just 734 miles from new with 370 of those miles being added in the last two years.

The car was the pride and joy of our vendor’s cousin who bought it new and evidently cherished it like no other. She kept the Mini until her passing in 2020 at which point a family member purchased the car from the estate, meaning it’s single family ownership from new.

The history file features every tax disc and MOT since new, the original purchase invoices, its original book pack and all associated books, a comprehensive and a chronological work history report from Bailey Automotive who serviced and MOT’d the car every year in our vendors ownership. To preserve the outstanding originality of the car, New Look Detailing were commissioned to carry out a meticulous five-stage ceramic coating to the entire car, including the underside, in order to future-proof its perfection.

With a history of caring ownership, the tiny mileage and in stunning condition, this fabulous little Mini Cooper Sport will be right at home in any collection of rare Minis or at the home of any Mini enthusiast.