Ferrari 250 GTO sports car. In the early 1960s, only 39 cars of this type were shipped (36 Type 1 bodies were shipped from 1962 to 1963, and 3 Type 2 bodies were shipped in 1964. Later, 4 Type 1 body versions were replaced. The Type 2 body is installed, so the total production of 250 GTO is 39. The right picture shows the Type 1 body in 1962).
It has won many international events and is known as one of the most successful racing brands of that era. The Ferrari 250 GTO sports car has a gorgeous appearance and excellent performance. It is one of the most eager collections of the world’s top collectors.
FERRARI 250 GTO Historia de producción
The Ferrari 250 GTO was the most advanced sports car in the 1960s . It monopolized the world sports car championship in its heyday. It is a variant of the Ferrari 250. The 250 is one of the most important models in Ferrari history and the first large Ferrari in mass production. The production period lasted from 1952 to 1964. During this period, only 36 Ferrari 250 GTOs were produced. Production of the 250 GTO was discontinued in 1964, which also announced the end of the 250 era.
From 1952 to 1964, the three-liter Type 125 engine dominated the main power system of the entire Ferrari factory for 12 years. Among them, the 250 models only differed in wheelbase and tuning, a total of 250 GT Europa, 250 GT Boano, 250 GT Ellena, 250 GT Coupe Pininfarina, 250 GT Lusso, 250 GT Berlinetta, 250 GT Cabriolet, 250 GT California Spyder, 250 GTE/2+2, etc. The models are also quite complicated. From 1963, Ferrari began to use the Colombo V12 engine with a displacement of 4.0 liters, combined with the 275 frame, to become the 330 series model.The Ferrari 250 GTO is a veritable gem in today’s car world. Since its birth, it has been racing on the racing track and has a brilliant record.
The important reason for the Ferrari 250 GTO is that it represents the comprehensive technical level of Ferrari in the early 1960s. This car’s engine has a maximum output of 302 horsepower and a maximum torque of 333 N·m. It takes only 5.8 seconds to complete from 0 to 100 km/h, which is comparable to the current production car.
On February 5, 2010, the British branch of RM Auction House, the world’s largest antique car auction house, will publicly auction a 1963 Ferrari 250 sports car. It is understood that the owner of this car is a Japanese. After he bought the car in 1996, he has kept it in his private collection.
The auction house said that the value of some classic models will increase over time. They predict that the final transaction price of the car will not be less than US$16 million, and the owner’s asking price for the car is US$20 million (136 million yuan). If it can be sold within this price range, this car will set a new record for the world’s most expensive car auction. The previous record holder is a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa produced in 1957, which was sold for $12.4 million in May 2009.
However, the number of 250 GTOs is only 5, which has become an invaluable treasure, worth more than 200 million. These 250 GTOs are currently in museums.
FERRARI 250 GTO world record
The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car sold privately. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (4153 GT) race car was priced at USD 70,000,000 (£52,730,800; EUR 60,297,800) and was purchased by David MacNeil (USA) in May 2018. (Guinness)
The Ferrari 250 GTO was also the most expensive car sold at auction. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for US$48,405,000 (£37.7 million; €41.7 million), including the premium, was auctioned by Sotheby’s in Monterey, California, USA on August 25, 2018. (Guinness)