London, 14 October, 2015
A Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and a 250 GT SWB sold at auction for a total of
£9,758,320 (including fees), the proceeds of which will go directly towards
helping the RNLI’s volunteer crews save lives at sea. The Ferraris were a
legacy of the late Richard Colton, a Northamptonshire businessman who
collected and actively campaigned sensational classic cars for 40 years.
Described by close friends as “a shy and private man”, he was known to be
somewhat nervous of the sea, so when deciding on which charity to leave
this grand legacy of two classic Ferraris, there was only one choice, the
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The sums raised make the late
Richard Colton’s legacy the most valuable items ever left to the RNLI.