The Ferrari 250 GTO is a homologated GT car which was produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964 for homologation into the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. In May 2012 the 1962 250 GTO made for Stirling Moss became the world’s most expensive car in history, selling in a private transaction for $38,115,000 to US communications magnate Craig McCaw. Once again, a classic Ferrari is expected to become the world’s most expensive car after it was put up for sale at £45 million ($57,000).
In total, 39 250 GTOs were manufactured between 1962 and 1964. This one, chassis No. 3387GT was initially used in further testing but eventually graduated from obscurity, becoming the very first 250 GTO to see competition. It was raced at Le Mans and Sebring and, despite being more than 50 years old, is capable of 0 to 60mph in around six seconds and a top speed of more than 170mph.
The car has been described as the “Holy Grail of classic cars” by renowned dealer John Collins, who runs Ascot-based Ferrari specialist Talacrest.
I’ve been looking for a 250 GTO for a while and the opportunity came up with this one, which is the second GTO built,” he said.
With a £45 million asking price, the 250 GTO is 245 times more expensive than a brand-new Ferrari 488 and 4,500 times the price of a Ford Fiesta, Britain’s most popular car. Available directly through Talacrest in the United Kingdom, the car will be the ninth of the legendary line to be offered by the dealer.