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Old 8th February 2010, 10:21   #1
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For the first time in years a Ferrari 250 GTO is availabe for sale on the open market. This is chassic no 4675 GT one of the seven sporting the "series 2" bodystyle and one of the four actually converted by the factory to this spec. Total production being 36 cars.

The car is owned by a Japanese collector and is available for private treaty sale from RM Auctions.

These cars almost never make it to the open market and are sold for 10 figure prices, the last being $ 30 million.

Some details below and a link to the original article. Pictures from the 2004 Pebble Beach Show where it was displayed last.

1962 - 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO Pininfarina Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

Chassis: 4675GT

Completed in May of 1963, chassis 4675GT was one of the final 250 GTOs built by Ferrari. Guido Fossati raced the car for its first owner predominantly in hill-climbs until the car was damaged in the 1963 Tour de France. Returned to the factory for repairs, it was upgraded to 1964 specifications sporting a long roof without the built-in spoiler. In its new guise it was raced extensively, scoring several class wins in hill-climbs. The final contemporary outing for chassis 4675GT came in the spring of 1966.

Soon after its retirement from active racing, it was sold to legendary Chaparral founder Jim Hall. Chassis 4675GT subsequently passed through the hands of noted collectors like David Piper, Harley Cluxton and Walter Medlin. Since the mid-1990s, this 250 GTO has been part of a prominent Japanese collection. In 2004 the car was shown in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where Ferrari was the featured marque. RM Auctions announced early in February of 2010 that they were entrusted by the current owner to find a new owner for the prized 250 GTO. Offered as a private treaty, this is the first in some years a GTO has come available on the open market. Although no estimate has been given, some suggest little change will be left from $25 million.
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And since somewhere on the other threads, we were discussing ferrari's with character, here is an example! Wish i had that kind of money. This one is gorgeous!
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Wow, It has plates from Shinagawa Prefecture, Tokyo
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what a beaut!
truly I love the 250 GTO, 250 MM and Lusso the best of all Ferraris!
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Thats one super Ferrari. A collectors peice.!.!.!
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In my opinion the original series 1 bodystyle is probably themost beautifull car ever !

This series 2 bodystyle takes cues from the 275 LM and detracts from the purity of the original design.

See pics below
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@wasif - agreed !! but it's not a series II car, it a series I with Series II bodywork.
Original Series II GTOs are -
5571 GT, 5573GT, 5575GT

This car has been for sale since last year. Last year in August it was offered to James Glickenhaus (P4/5 owner).

I doubt it will fetch around $25m given that -

1) Though ,the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis no. 4675GT) is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork yet still original Series I are more desirable to collectors.

2) It's nose is heavily modified as compared to the original design -

P.S. - I think currently it's a part of Matsuda Collection.
There is a video " Ferrari of the Art" floating around on net featuring Matsuda's Ferraris. It's in Japanese. It's a must watch if you haven't seen it .
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@wasif - agreed !! but it's not a series II car, it a series I with Series II bodywork.
Original Series II GTOs are -
5571 GT, 5573GT, 5575GT

This car has been for sale since last year. Last year in August it was offered to James Glickenhaus (P4/5 owner).

I doubt it will fetch around $25m given that -

1) Though ,the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis no. 4675GT) is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork yet still original Series I are more desirable to collectors.

2) It's nose is heavily modified as compared to the original design -

P.S. - I think currently it's a part of Matsuda Collection.
There is a video " Ferrari of the Art" floating around on net featuring Matsuda's Ferraris. It's in Japanese. It's a must watch if you haven't seen it .
I did mention it was a series two factory conversion !!!

I don't think teh nose has been modified as if you look at all four cars they do sport different front end looks.

This in my opinion is a much cleaner front end look compared to the others.

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I did mention it was a series two factory conversion !!!

I don't think teh nose has been modified as if you look at all four cars they do sport different front end looks.

This in my opinion is a much cleaner front end look compared to the others.
Sorry, I misread it

What I am saying is that nose of 4675 has been modified as compared to original 4675 .
The B/W photo posted above is also of 4675 and the differences in old 4675 and new 4675 are clearly evident.
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Bit old-
Media Advisory from RM :

ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DESIRABLE FERRARIS COMES TO MARKET
• RM Auctions offers 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO for private treaty sale
LONDON, England (2 February, 2010) − RM Auctions, the global leader in the collector car market with a specialization in the sale of Ferraris, is representing the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis no. 4675 GT) – one of the most coveted cars in the world, for private treaty sale.
In addition to its impressive motor car auction results at prestigious locations around the globe, including the sale of seven of the top 10 Ferraris ever sold at auction, RM generates an average of $50 million in private treaty transactions year over year.
“The Ferrari GTO is unquestionably one of the most iconic and coveted cars in the world,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe. “This is truly a rare occasion for collectors to acquire such an important piece of automotive history and we are pleased to be chosen by 4675 GT’s current custodian to represent it on the open market.”

The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis no. 4675 GT) is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork. In addition to being considered one of the most beautiful cars ever built by Ferrari, the GTO was tremendously successful in competition, securing multiple World Championships for the Modenese car builder.

In April 1963, 4675 GT left the factory finished in Rosso Cina. It was raced by such drivers as Guido Fossati, Jean Guichet, Oddone Sigala, Vincenzo Nember and Luigi Taramazzo and proved itself a tremendously capable racing car, rarely finishing outside the top three in its class and achieving numerous race wins. It participated in the full range of competitive events, including hillclimbs, endurance races and rallies.

The present owner acquired 4675 GT in 1996, and has maintained it in his exceptional, world-renowned Japanese collection ever since. Most recently 4675 GT has participated in the ultra-private events reserved only for GTO owners, namely the 35th and 45th GTO Anniversary Tours in France and California.

For more information about the purchase of this car, please contact Max Girardo at RM Auctions on +44 (0) 20 7851 7077.

About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world's largest auction house for quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top 10 – and more significantly, four of the top five – all time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top concours events. For further information, visit RM AUCTIONS

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For the first time in years a Ferrari 250 GTO is availabe for sale on the open market.
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Although no estimate has been given, some suggest little change will be left from $25 million.[/left]
A great read ! And an even pleasurable sight or eye-candy as I would call these snaps. A 250 GTO maintained so well, literally makes my mouth water because it truly is a beauty !

I am just learning to explore Team-BHP and I am unable to get off the laptop because this is like candy to a 6-year old. Great work everyone.
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