November 11th, 2016 | Updated on February 23rd, 2024
A classic Ferrari is expected to become the world’s most expensive car after it was put up for sale at £45million. The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most sought-after classic car because of its perfect blend of looks, rarity and performance on both the track and public road.
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Only 36 cars were built by the Italian manufacturer and this blue, 1962 model was the second to roll off the production line.
It was raced at Le Mans and Sebring – more than 50 years old, it can do 0-60mph in less than six seconds
This classic Ferrari is expected to become the world’s most expensive car after it was put up for sale at £45m.
Just 36 were built by the Italian manufacturer and this blue, 1962 model was the second to roll off the production line
It was raced at Le Mans and Sebring and, despite being more than 50 years old, is capable of 0-60mph in less than six seconds and a top speed of more than 170mph
The Ferrari has now come onto the open market for the first time in 20 years. John Collins, who runs Ascot-based Ferrari specialist Talacrest, is selling it for more than £45m ($55m) – an unprecedented open market asking price
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‘It is a beautiful Ferrari, the Holy Grail of classic cars,’ said Mr Collins. He added: ‘It has a great racing history having finished sixth overall at Le Mans and first in class at Sebring’
The car as it was in the late 1970s when it was restored and sprayed red. It was later resprayed blue, its original 1962 colour
The car being offered by Talacrest was built in March 1962, and used by the Ferrari factory for testing before it was sold to Luigi Chinetti and his legendary North American Racing Team.
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