Recreation Ferrari tops the list at Bonhams


A replica Ferrari 250GT SWB is set to top the sale when it crosses the block for an estimated £200-250,000 at Bonhams’ Oxford fixture on 2 March.

To create the machine, a 365GT 2+2 was dismantled and its chassis shortened. Its new aluminium body was, meanwhile, entrusted to a sheet-metal worker with 20 years’ experience with master-craftsman Giovanni Giordanengo.

The mechanicals remain the same, though, with a 4.4-litre V12 engine feeding its power through a five-speed gearbox.

Another exacting copy of a BMW 328 looks se to do well, too.

Originally thought by its present owner to be a genuine example of the iconic two-seater, the 1939 car’s recreation status was only confirmed on the discovery of another example sharing the same chassis number.

Nonetheless, it has had to a nut-and-bolt restoration and, with an estimate of £100-150,000, requires far less outlay than the real thing.

The sale also features numerous original cars for a fraction of the BMW’s cost.

Minis are doing particularly well at the moment and Bonhams offers a 1959 Morris project, estimated to make £6-10,000.  

Number 529 off the production line, it has clocked up just 46,971 miles and has spent more than 35 years in storage.

Another sought-after British classic takes the shape of a 1967 Lotus Elan S3 Drophead for  £6-9,000.

Only 2650 examples of the 115bhp SE were built and this one has been off the road for about 10 years, having been treated to an engine, gearbox and rear-axle rebuild just prior to this. It is described as ‘ripe for restoration’.

The full lot list can be viewed on the Bonham’s website.



Recreating a car is not an easy task and requires a lot of hard work and imagination. This new recreated Ferrari looks really awesome and it has astonished everyone by topping the list ay Bonhams. This would be an really interesting sale that offers a wide variety of original as well as recreated cars. Great job by the engineers who recreated such nice car.

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