With only 39 examples ever built, the 1964 250 GTO is among the most desirable Ferraris of its time. At the time it was launched, its price tag converted into US dollars meant it cost $18,500; prices went down for the first decade after it was introduced, but then started gradually climbing, until by 1980, you needed at least one million dollars if you wanted one.
Nowadays, you’d have to be the one who single handedly caused the credit crunch, in order to be able to afford one, as the most recent example sold for $52,000,0000 or around €37,440,000, in October of last year. Thank God for replicas…
Its extreme exclusivity and price mean you or I won’t easily get behind the wheel of one, or even be anywhere near when its 3.0-liter V12; that’s an event, because as you’ll hear in the Petrolicious video posted below, the sound is the second best part about it, after the low, long-bonnet design.
By Andrei Nedelea