Every Nembo Ferrari started life with more standardised Pininfarina coachwork before being reconfigured to special order. The first Nembo Ferrari Spider – chassis 1777GT – is credited with inspiring Luigi Chinetti to commission his famous run of ten 275 GTB/4 NART Spiders (one of which sold for $27.5 million in 2013) and was posited by Cavallino magazine as ‘The Most Beautiful Ferrari?’.
It was originally built as a 250GT PF Cabriolet, while its second and third siblings left Ferrari’s Maranello factory as a 250 GT SWB and 250 GTE 2+2 respectively. Widely recognised as the fourth and final Nembo Ferrari Spider, the car on display – chassis 5805GT – was reconfigured from a 330GT 2+2 by Giorgio Neri (the ‘Ne’ of Nembo) some three decades after its sister cars had been completed. The sole right-hand drive Ferrari Nembo Spider and the only example to be powered by a 4-litre (330-series) rather than 3-litre (250-series) V12 engine, the two-seater was the jewel in the crown of the late Richard Allen’s collection, previously Chairman of the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain
Car displayed courtesy of H&H Auctions from Monday 27 February to Sunday 5 March 2017.