1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO featured above is chassis 3387 and was the second 250 GTO ever made. This car was used by the factory for testing and developing the 250 GTO series before being delivered to the North American Racing Team (NART) – where Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien finished 2nd overall and 1st in class at the 1962 Sebring 12 hours.
In June of that year the car was sold to Robert 'Bob' Grossman of New York who promptly entered the car in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour race in which partnered with Fireball Roberts they finished 6th overall and 1st place in the experimental 3000cc class. Bob went to compete with success in 8 further races that year and after competing in the 1963 Sebring 12 hours sold the car to one of his co-drivers from the previous season –- Mike Gammino. Gammino raced the car with considerable success for the next 2 years and in it's final in 1965 the car was raced by it's previous owner Bob Grossman in the Nassau Tourist Trophy – where fittingly it won it's class. This was the first 250 GTO to enter competition and the car went on to enjoy a continuous successful period race history, entering 27 races and claiming 17 class podiums.
Talacrest, one of the leading specialist for classic Ferraris in the world, is selling this very important 250 GTO. Some press reports believe it could become the most expensive car ever sold with a price tag of around £45 million. Images courtesy of Talacrest.