1964 Ferrari 250 GTO
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Thirty-nine examples of the 250 GTO were built. The cost of a new 250 GTO would cost the buyer $18,000. This low production number and backed by the vehicles racing success has driven the cost of an original 250 GTO into the millions. In 1988 an original 250 GTO was sold at auction for $2 million. The price has continued to escalate. In an effort to replicate the car and offer near-originals to potential buyers, a select few were built upon existing Ferrari 250 chassis. The result were nearly flawless reproductions of the original cars.
The 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing number 18 was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, CA. It is a replica 250 GTO built atop a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso which has chassis number 5319GT.
The first owner after the replica process were two American brothers who purchased the vehicle for competition in vintage racing events. The vehicle did not live up to their standards so they commissioned Ferrari GTO expert Mark Gerisch of Manitowoc, WS to build a brand new body. Chassis number 3223 was used as a comparison model.
This replica was a unique opportunity to own a Ferrari 250 GTO. The cost of the replica is considerable less than an original. At auction the vehicle did find a new owner, selling for $264,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
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|Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction||1960-1964|