Trending: Some stick from Gordon Ramsay?

As newer Ferraris get ever-faster, there’s a recipe that seems to hold sway in auction land…

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s newer Ferraris get ever-faster, there’s a recipe that seems to hold sway in auction land – Maranello’s finest are best served with a manual gearshift. The inflated prices for the very rare 612, 599 and 430 models attest to that mantra.

Not only is this particular 430 one of just 100 manuals delivered to the UK, it’s also covered just 4500 miles. Oh, and its first owner was famous sweary television spoon-wielder Gordan Ramsay, who has an affinity for Maranello machines.

Though, it appears, not for this one (judging by the tiny mileage), as it was sold to Charles Walker (you may recognise the name when you dunk your next shortbread). It’s been in his private collection since 2015, but has recently been serviced by marque specialist Meridien, with the auxiliary belt changed too.

It’s up for grabs with Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone Classic sale in mid-July. The estimated £115,000 to £135,000 you’ll need to take it home is hardly a small figure, but given the mileage, smattering of celebrity stardust and the fact this model is the last Ferrari with an open-gated manual, it seems like a very low estimate, and could be seen as one of those painful bargains we all think we should have traded in our homes against in 15 years’ time...

More details can be found at www.silverstoneauctions.com