A car that is very rarely seen for sale, the Ferrari 250 GTO, is currently being offered to the public via private treaty sale, mediated by RM Auctions. The car in the spotlight is a 1963 Series II GTO, Chassis No. 4675 GT.
RM Auctions have an extremely good track-record when it comes to selling Ferraris, and with seven of the top-ten highest price Ferraris going through one of their auction houses, this rather special Ferrari shouldn't disappoint. There is even a possibility of breaking the all-time record for most expensive Ferrari ever.
This GTO is one of only 36 ever produced, and comes with excellent provenance, having been raced by the likes of Guido Fossati, Jean Guichet, Oddone Sigala, Vincenzo Nember and Luigi Taramazzo. During its racing life, '4675 GT' proved itself a tremendously capable racing car, rarely finishing outside the top three in its class and achieving numerous race wins. This particular GTO features the slightly more unusual Series II bodywork, and originally left the factory painted in Rosso Cina.
Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe said: 'The Ferrari GTO is unquestionably one of the most iconic and coveted cars in the world. 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.'
'4675 GT' has been with the same Japanese collector, Yoshiho Matsuda since 1996, and has participated in the exclusive GTO-only events, reserved for GTO owners. It was most recently shown at Pebble Beach back in 2004.