Ferrari 250 GTO – The Story Behind The Most Expensive Car Model Ever Sold
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Featuring only the most exclusive and most expensive luxury super cars in the world, it was impossible not to talk about the amazing Ferrari 250 GTO today. So, brace yourselves because a great amount of awesomeness is coming.
This remarkable super car is a racing GT car manufactured between 1962 and 1964 by the Ferrari brand. For those who don’t know, Ferrari is a world-wide known Italian luxury sports car manufacturer founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari.
In 2012 May, the 250 GTO from 1962 specially made for Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss, the former Formula One driver, became the most expensive car in the world when it was sold for $ 38.115.000 to Craig McCaw.
There are also rumors saying that in October 2013, the collector Paul Pappalardo from Connecticut sold the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis number 5111G, to an unnamed buyer for the price of $52.000.000, but this was never confirmed.
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Between 1962 and 1964, there were 39.250 GTOs manufactured. These number also include 33 cars with 1962-63 bodywork, three “330 GTO” specials ( larger engine ) and three cars with 1964 similar bodywork as the Ferrari 250 LM.
Most of the Ferrari 250 GTO build by Ferrari between 1962 and 1964 have a significant history in racing. The chassis 5111GT, allegedly sold for $52.000.000, was originally sold by Ferrari to Jean Guichet of Marsaille, France, in 1963.
A new GTO, back in the old days, cost $ 18.000 in United States and the buyer needed to be approved by Enzo Ferrari and Luigi Chinetti, his car dealer from North America.
Sports Car International, in 2004, placed this awesome super car eight on a list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s and nominated it as the top cars of all time. Also, the Motor Trend Classic magazine placed this awesome super car on the first place of the list ” Greatest Ferraris of all time “.
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