<i>The Ex-Jo Schlesser/Henri Oreiller, Paolo Colombo, Ernesto Prinoth, Fabrizio Violati</i><br /><b>1962-63 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA</b><br />Chassis no. 3851GT<br />Engine no. 3851GT <i>The Ex-Jo Schlesser/Henri Oreiller, Paolo Colombo, Ernesto Prinoth, Fabrizio Violati</i><br /><b>1962-63 FERRARI 250 GTO BERLINETTA</b><br />Chassis no. 3851GT<br />Engine no. 3851GT

The world's longest single-ownership Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta – which had effectively been in one family's care for no fewer than 49 years – has now become the most valuable car ever to be sold at auction. The 250 GTO is the most coveted jewel in the classic car world's crown, its enduring appeal lying in its versatility. Renowned as a GT World Championship-winning road racer, and as the startlingly streamlined winner of the fantastic multi-day Tour de France Automobile, it is also a perfectly road-useable shopping
car. Completed in 1962, the 15th 250 GTO Berlinetta to be built, this car was raced in that year's Tour de France and subsequently in mountain climb and circuit races. Saved from scrap in 1965 by a young Fabrizo Violati, who continued to race it well into the 2000s, it became the centre piece of the collection at his famous Maranello Rosso Musuem. Nine other Ferraris from the collection were also sold in the Quail auction.

James Knight
Group Director of Motoring

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