The legendary Ferrari 250 GTO. FIA regulations in 1962 required at least one hundred examples of a car to be built in order for it to be homologated for Group 3 Grand Touring Car Racing. However, Ferrari built only 39 250 GTOs eluding FIA regulations by numbering its chassis out of sequence. When FIA inspectors appeared to confirm that 100 examples had been built, Enzo Ferrari shuffled the same cars between different locations, thus giving the impression that the full complement of 100 cars was present
Congratulations to our Ferrari Challenge winner Olivia Dwyer! Ferrari 250 GTO. The “Holy Grail of Automobiles”, with a 1963 example recently getting the nod for 56 million, setting a world record for the most expensive car ever sold. The 4 liter V12 Grand Tourer is most decorated and revered Ferrari of all time with a colorful racing history of multiple unparalleled wins at both Sebring and LeMans. All potential buyers needed personal approval by Enzo Ferrari himself to even be considered worthy. “GTO”, (for all you Pontiac fans), is the Italian designation for “Gran Turismo Omologato”; translating as Grand Touring Homologated, which confirmed and certified conformation of all eligible entries into Group B racing specifications.
39 copies were produced between 1962-1963 with only 36 remaining in captivity. Original list price? $18,000.
Celebrating its 55th anniversary since it’s inception, the GTO stands alone as the most sacred piece of machinery in automotive history. Congratulations Olivia! Stop by the office anytime to pick up your iTunes gift card!! @_odwyer_ #ferrari#ferrari250gto#250gto#rossoferrari#cavallinorampante#smileinstyle#topdocjoe#drcardarelli#cardarelliorthodontics www.drcardarelli.com 😎🏎😎🏎😎🏎😎🏎😎
Swipe 🔛. What was my obsession with red cars?! Looking forward to the London Classic Car Show tonight. Rather hoping that Petersen Engineering will be there with their fabulous supercharged Bentley fantasies. And rather hoping for a few less overpriced and overrestored 190SL which seemed to be on almost every single trade stand last year 🧐🙄
This 250 GTO (3729GT) is part of one of the best Ferrari collections of which I’ve ever heard. It shares a “garage” with the only Ferrari to ever win Best in Show at Pebble Beach among numerous other Ferrari greats.