A FERRARI 456 GTA, originally owned by ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of vintage, classic and supercars on Sunday, July 15.

“It’s a great combination of big names in motoring – Ecclestone and Ferrari” Commented Mathew Whitney. “That being said, this Ferrari is more subdued than many and rather than being finished in the traditional Ferrari red colour of Rosso Corsa, it is painted in Forest green with a Crema leather interior.”

This Ferrari 456 GTA was bought by Bernie Ecclestone in 1996 from Maranello Sales Ltd. Having paid £176,000 for the pleasure of owning this car he reportedly used the car as his daily driver.

Somerset County Gazette: STYLISH: The ex-Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari 456 GTA being sold by Charterhouse on Sunday, July 15, £48,000-52,000

The 456 was the last front engined V12 Ferrari. Fitted with a 5,500cc motor this true GT or Grand Tourer was designed to cover huge miles across continents in luxury and comfort.

Today, this Ferrari, which has had low ownership, is beautifully presented and has covered just over 22,000 miles with full service history is estimate at £48,000-£52,000 when it is being sold by Charterhouse at their auction at Sherborne Castle on Sunday, July 15.

However, if a Ferrari done not tick the box for you, Charterhouse have over £1 million of other classic, vintage and supercars. Other marques in this auction include Roll-Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Porsche, Alvis, Singer, Sunbeam, Dellow, Triumph, MG, Jensen, Rover, Range Rover, Land Rover, Ford, Morris, Willys Jeep, Alfa Romeo and many others with estimates from £2,000 to over £100,000 there is something for everyone – and there is even a 1956 Austin J40 child’s pedal car for the aspiring young driver!

Somerset County Gazette: MINI MOTOR: The Austin J40 child’s pedal car in the same auction for aspiring young drivers, £3,500-4,000

The auction being held in a marquee in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle is being held in conjunction with the Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars show with the auction starting at noon on Sunday, July 15.

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their next specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles Netley Marsh on August 31, their auction of classic & vintage cars on September 12 and they are also taking pictures, books, maps and antiques for their July 27 antiques auction.

For further information regarding these auctions, contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email cars@charterhouse-auction.com