Ferrari 250 GTO 50th anniversary ...
Originally introduced in 1962, the Ferrari 250 GTO is 50 years old this year. It was the ultimate development of the successful 250 GT range, and built specifically to compete in the World Championship, which was held for Grand Tourers for the first time in 1962. Even though three dozen were built between 1962 and 1964, it ranks as one of the most desirable and valuable cars in the world; in recent months several examples changed hands for over $30 million. Kicked off last year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the 50th celebrations are ongoing. One of the highlights was the traditionally very private Moet & Chandon GTO Tour, held in France early in July. There was a brief public appearance at the Le Mans Classic where the GTOs were driven on the track for several laps between sessions. At the Goodwood Revival in September, the GTO will again take centre stage with a special parade.
Today we also pay tribute to the great Grand Tourer with a close look at the final, and very rare 1964 version. All owned by noted collectors, the three examples built are relatively rarely seen in public. Part of the Mas du Clos Collection since 1972, chassis 5573GT, for example, had not been shown for a decade until the recent 250 GTO Tour. We used these rare appearances to capture every angle of the cars, resulting in this 30-shot gallery that serves to illustrate a detailed history of the model in general and the three 1964 cars individually.
Enjoy the links:
1964 Ferrari 250 GTO/64 Pininfarina Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information
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