A Ferrari 250 GTO has just smashed the world record by selling for a breathtaking £52 million.
The show-stopping Italian stallion, often tagged into classic social media as ‘Holy Grail’ has more pedigree than Crufts and a cult following second to none in the prancing horse world of classic devotees.
As Tour de Francine 1964 champion, this remarkable car is one of only 36 built between the dates 1962 – 1964.
The new owner is rumoured to be lucrative Ferrari collector and WeatherTech CEO David MacNeil, but this has yet to be confirmed.
From new the car would have set any potential buyers a frugal $18,000, but the GTO (‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ Italian for ‘Grand Touring Homologated’) is set to break even more records, if the new American owner wishes to double their money.
Ferrari expert and historian Marcel Massini said:
“This is one of the top four GTO’s in existence and can only increase in value within the next few years.
“$100 million would not be out of the question”
The amazing features and specification include:
- Top speed in excess of an eye-watering 174mph
- A thumping 3-litre V12 power-plant, which can deliver around 300bhp
- The 0-60mph time of 6.1 seconds is also very respectable given the car is approaching it’s 58th birthday
Often dubbed the ‘Picasso’ of the Ferrari world, the 250 GTO is a incredibly sought after Italian classic, with potential investors continually scouring the market for cars held in such high esteem by collectors and experts alike.
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