Ferrari 250 GTO

April 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

I have some good news and some bad news for you.  The good news is that this post will be all about the Ferrari 250 GTO.  It was the car that made Ferrari a racing legend.  A powerful grand tourer that was able to place second in the 12 hours of Sebring one day after it was revealed to the public.

The car was powerful and powerfully beautiful car.  Phil Hill and Oliver Gendebein were the pilots who won the GT class at Sebring and placed 2nd overall.  It featured a V12 engine that produced about 300 horsepower and could get the racer to about 280 km/h.  In all only 39 250 GTO were produced between 1962 and 1964.

I saw this car at the Ferrari Club of America – Mid-Atlantic Region’s Spring Thaw event.  While this is a nice looking representation of the 250 GTO something is not quite right.  This is the bad news.  This is actually a Ferrari 250 GT/E that has been modified to look like a GTO.  There are slight touches all over the car that show it isn’t quite the same.  I have heard the owner doesn’t fully represent the car as a GTO, which is the right decision.  I would hate for someone to see this car and think they were seeing the real thing.  Please scroll down to see a little good news though.

I did get the chance to see a real 250 GTO.  In fact, I saw Chassis 3387, the 2nd GTO ever built and the very car Phil Hill drove to the victory in Sebring.  It is currently at the Simeone Foundation in Philadelphia.  It is owned by a gentleman from Washington D.C. who was gracious enough to lend his multi-million dollar car to the Foundation.  How do I know what the car is worth?  I don’t really but I do know that a different, less pedigreed car was sold in 2012 for over $30 million dollars.

This car is the real deal.

 

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