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Countries collide at Auctionata’s Need for Speed sale

Set to take place on 11 June, Auctionata’s Need for Speed sale looks like a showdown between Italy and Germany – something we could potentially see on the football pitch in the forthcoming European Championship in France…

The 27-lot catalogue for Auctionata’s online Need for Speed sale predominantly features classic and modern Ferraris and Porsches, though there are two Mercedes’, a Lancia and two speedboats thrown in for good measure. Admitedly, the selection of machines from Maranello is more diverse than those from Stuttgart, ranging from a 1978 400 to a stealthy 2014 458 Speciale

Of the Porsches offered, our pick would be the silver 1977 930 ‘Turbo’ that was treated to a sympathetic restoration by its last Swiss owner, earning it the coveted – and extremely hard-to-come-by – ‘Veteran’ status in Switzerland. It’s estimated to fetch 220,000 euros. Also batting for Germany, the 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL looks a potential snip at 36,000 euros, given its condition. We’d have a hard job choosing between two Prancing Horses – do we go classic with the fabulous 1980 Ferrari 512BB (est. 400,000 euros) or modern with the rare 2009 430 Scuderia Spider 16M, estimated at 340,000 euros? You can find our 10 favourites from the Need for Speed sale below, or the rest of the catalogue listed in the Classic Driver Market

Our 10 favourites