by Gauk
Mon, Nov 18, 2019 2:45 AM

Auction includes rare exotics such as a Ferrari 599 GTZ Zagato Nibbio, one of just two Spyders, a 700km Pagani Huayra Coupe, one of only 100 and more!

  • Homologation special Ferrari 288 GTO
  • A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, expertly restored by specialists Brabus of Bottrop
  • Some incredibly rare exotics and high performance super and hypercars to be offered at the Riyadh Car Show Auction, hosted by Silverstone Auctions on the 22nd November.

The star of the show is a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTZ Zagato Nibbio Spyder. Based on the 599 GTB, only nine GTZ’s were produced, and of those nine only two were Spyders. The Zagato Nibbio was the result of a Zagato client who wanted his 599 GTB to be a bit more special. So he took it to Zagato who began redesigning it. Of course they added their trademark double-bubble roof as well. The design went over so well they built nine of them including the two Spyders. This pristine white 599 GTZ Nibbio Spyder up for auction has not been used since it’s transformation from ‘plain old’ 599 to stunning and exceedingly rare GTZ Nibbio Spyder. With only two ever made, you can’t get much more rare than that, and with only 10,477km on the clock, this would be centre stage and the pride and joy of any collection.

If you want something a little different than the usual Ferraris, Lamborghini’s, McLarens etc. them look not further than the exotic, eccentric Pagani. This 2013 Pagani Huayra Coupe is one of just 100 produced and has only 700km on the clock. The 720bhp Mercedes-Benz engine rockets the car from 0 - 100kph in a measly 3 seconds, and with advanced active aerodynamics to keep it firmly planted on the tarmac, this is one beautifully prepared and ridiculously capable exotic hypercar.

Back in 1985, Ferrari wanted a piece of that Group B pie, but in order to compete, the competing car had to have to produce a certain number of road going versions of the car, called homologation specials. Enter the limited numbers, stunning, ridiculous, legendary Ferrari 288 GTO. This particular car is the 135th built and was once owned by fanatical Ferrari collector and ex-Top Gear host Chris Evans, and was a part of his White collection. Now fully restored and finished in the traditional Rosso Corsa with a Nero interior, this car has been treated to a restoration costing in excess of £150,000 back in 2009. This is an iconic car and extremely desirable, one for any Ferrari collector.

Go back even further than Group B, back to 1955 and we have an iconic, instantly recognisable car in the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, beautifully presented and restored by Brabus GmbH of Bottrop, one of the top classic Mercedes, specially Gullwing, specialists in the world. A timeless, stunning piece of functional automotive artwork, the Gullwing is a beautiful car and proved to be far more successful than Mercedes imagined at the time. Derived from the 300SLR, and of course featuring those infamous, notorious Gullwing doors, this gleaming black piece off art requires no more words, it sells itself and is simply a joy to behold.

Silverstone Auctions’ Managing Director, Nick Whale, commented: “We are really looking forward to hosting this auction with our partners Seven Concours. The lots being offered are out of this world and simply stunning. To have 45 lots of such high quality and exclusivity is tremendous. It is going to be a wonderful experience.

To find out more about the Riyadh Car Show Auction and to view the lots please visit the Silverstone Auctions website.

published by Gauk