Will this 250 GTO be the most expensive to date?
This blue Ferrari 250 GTO from 1962 is currently the world’s highest-valued car. British Ferrari specialist Talacrest is asking £45 million!
Everyone knows most classic Ferraris will trade hands for a ridiculous amount of money. John Collins, owner of Talacrest always wanted to sell a 250 GTO. So when this one came around he had to get it. ‘’I’ve been looking for a 250 GTO for a while now and the opportunity came with this one!’’ said Collins. Most 250 GTOs are being sold at auctions. The last time you could buy a 250 GTO at a dealership, was around 20 years ago.
This particular 250 GTO is actually the second one ever build and the first one that got into racing. In total, the car participated in 27 races of which it got a podium place in 17 of them. Its debut was at the 12h of Sebring. In 1965 it raced its last race. This was the Nassau Tourist Trophy where he won his class.
Matching numbers are two magical words in the car-buying-industry, this car has got them. So that probably also explains the insane amount of money that’s being asked.
Despite it age it still has some insane performance figures. The 0-100 km/h (60 mp/h) time is 6.1 seconds. Top speed lays around 280 km/h (174 mp/h).
Take a look at the Talacrest website here.
Credit for the picture goes to Talacrest as well!