Richard Allen, a car enthusiast has left a 1964 Ferrari 330GT worth £500,000 to the East Anglican Air Ambulance Service. The funds received from the sale of the car will help fund a new hangar for the service’s helicopter. Allen, who died last November at age 78 decided to leave the car to the air ambulance charity in his will as a way to say “Thank You” for saving his friend’s life.
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Originally from Suffolk, Richard Allen had been a car dealer and owned the Allen’s Ford chain of dealership. It was during the late 1970s that he bought his first Ferrari and has since grown to love the make so much so that he even became a chairman of the Ferrari Owners’ Club at one point. He regularly competed at the club’s racing series driving his Ferrari 328.
Before his death, many of his cars were auctioned off for the benefit of various charities. The car he now donated to the East Anglican Air Ambulance Service was his most prized Ferrari. He had bought it back in the 1990s in Italy and became closely attached to it. Instead of driving it on the road, he chose to have it displayed at various Ferrari events in the country.
Car to be Sold for Benefit of Air Ambulance Service
Richard Allen decided to leave the car to the East Anglican Air Ambulance in his will. The air ambulance charity will be selling the Ferrari donated by Allen through H&H Classics auctioneers. The auction will take place at the Imperial War Museum, located at Duxford Cambs. Proceeds from the sale will be put towards building a new hangar for the charity’s helicopter. It will also help them in carrying out more life-saving services.