Per Bonhams Press Release: APRIL HENDON SALE TO FEATURE THE A J LEES COLLECTION OF RARE FERRARI CHASSIS & RELATED SPARES An incredibly rare collection of competition Ferrari chassis and related spares from the estate of the late A J Lees is to be sold by international fine art auctioneers Bonhams. The Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Cycles, and Automobilia will be held on Monday 26 April 2004 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London. The A J Lees Collection comprises thousands of items, to include: 58 DCO3A Weber carburettors, 250 SWB gearboxes, 500 TRC engines and Lancia transaxles, to 750 Monza Veglia instruments and Borrani Wires. Three articulated lorries were required when Bonhams' motoring specialists removed each item from five different locations across the UK. In total, the collection is expected to realise #600,000-800,000. Comparing the collection to an Aladdin's Cave, Bonhams' head of Collectors' Sales said: " The find is incredible, I have never seen such a vast and important collection of Ferrari competition chassis and related spares. To see the odd piece of 1950s Ferrari sports racing history is one thing, but to find an attic full has left us speechless. Once the Ferrari items had been removed from the buildings, there was then the job of clearing the remainder, which comprised Bugatti engines, Maserati 300s spares, SS Jaguar engines and spares, Frazer Nash parts and much, much more!" Amassed since the 1970s by Mr Lees and his family, the collection contains such rarities as two competition Ferrari chassis: - * The ex-works, Castellotti/Maglioli/Gendebien Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti Categoria Sport-winning 1955 Ferrari Mondial Spider fitted with 750 Monza 3-litre engine - chassis serial '0560MD' - assembled rolling chassis with engine and transaxle accompanied by restorable original body panelling and many subsidiary parts. This long-forgotten classic Ferrari began life in 1955 as a works 2-litre 500 Mondial Series II, 2nd Imola (Maglioli), 1st o/a Bolzano-Mendola (Castellotti), 1st in class, 2nd o/a Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti (Castellotti), class 1st Aosta-Gran San Bernardo (Gendebien), believed sold subsequently to Fernando Mascarenhas, Portugal. Estimate #180,000 200,000. * The ex-Franco Cortese 1955 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa Spider - Chassis serial '0640MD/TR' - unassembled chassis accompanied by 2-litre 4-cylinder engine and gearbox and many subsidiary parts. Another long-forgotten classic Ferrari which began life in 1956 as a works-supported car driven by Maranello's veteran pioneer Franco Cortese; 1st GP Adriatico, Caserta, Reggio di Calabria and Sassari, class 3rd Giro di Calabria, 4th Pescara, Monza Coppa Shell and Messina 10-Hours, 5th Rome, believed sold subsequently to Antsnio de Borges Barreto, Portugal, 4th Oporto 1957. Estimate #140,000-160,000. Other projects include a 1960 Ferrari 275GTB 6C Alloy bodied car, a Maserati 300S project with replica chassis and many original subsidiary parts, together with a Maserati 8C 2600M replica chassis and a wealth of original parts. For further information on the competition Ferrari motor cars and other project chassis, please contact: Tim Schofield on +44 (0)207 313 3174, and for information on the related spares, please contact Toby Wilson on +44 (0)207 313 3147.