On 12th February, no less than 35 Ferrari's will be going under the hammer. One of the top lots is the Ferrari Testarossa - 1988, which is estimated to fetch between £ 114 340 - £ 148 640.

Next year, Ferrari will celebrate 70 years since Enzo Ferrari founded the manufacturer in 1947 in Maranello, Italy. This sale will give pistonheads a chance to own a piece of supercar history.

The name Ferrari conjures up images of a red car, so why is the colour emblematic of the Italian manufacturer? At the time of Ferarri's inception, cars were painted in different colours, depending on their country of origin. According to the code established by the former International Automobile Federation (FIA), the vehicles had to be blue for France, green for England and white for Germany and ... red for Italy! Contrary to the rumours, Enzo Ferrari was not a fan of rouge.

More than 40 red varieties have emerged since the creation of the brand: scuderia, alfa romeo, roma, burgundy, cherry, monza, vivo, etc. The only element of colour to have never changed on the Ferrari car is the symbol of the black horse on a yellow background.

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