The 250 GTO is the Ferrari of Ferraris.
A real homologation particular, lower than 40 had been constructed through the early 1960s and right now, if one had been supplied on the market, the value you may anticipate to pay reaches into the tens of thousands and thousands of .
A 250 GTO acquired the very best bid ever for a automobile at public sale in 2014, with the bid coming in at $38 million. That is not the highest worth paid for a 250 GTO, nonetheless. The very best worth, a minimum of recognized to the general public, is the $52 million paid in 2013.
This mania hasn’t gone unnoticed by Ferrari, which is contemplating cashing in on it. Talking with Prime Gear journal throughout final week’s 2018 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne stated one thing like a 250 GTO continuation automobile was deliberate.
“The reply is sure however I wrestle with the time period ‘continuation’ automobile,” Marchionne stated when quizzed about rumors of a 250 GTO continuation automobile.
Continuation vehicles are the place producers construct extra examples of an earlier mannequin to the precise requirements and specs of the unique. Sometimes, the brand new vehicles’ VINs proceed from the place the unique vehicles’ VINs ended, therefore the rationale they’re known as “continuation” vehicles.
In recent times, Jaguar has discovered nice success with continuation variations of its 1957 XKSS and 1963 Light-weight E-Sort. Nonetheless, to retain some credibility, Jaguar used unique VINs from vehicles that had been both destroyed previous to being accomplished or deliberate however by no means constructed. The credibility challenge is one thing Marchionne is nicely conscious of.
“What Jaguar has finished with the Light-weight [E-Type] vehicles is intelligent, however reinventing the 250 is a tricky gig, and residing off the spoils of the previous is a nasty behavior to get into,” he stated.
However, Ferrari, or extra particularly the Ferrari Classiche division, is unquestionably engaged on one thing. Marchionne hinted that we might see the leads to the approaching years.
“There’s undoubtedly a platform there, and hopefully we will present you one thing within the subsequent few years,” he stated.
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