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 Limited and numbered edition of 750 copies 

Two volumes in an elegant slipcase, for the definitive book on the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO. The races year by year and the history of each of the 36 cars produced ...

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Publisher: Porter Press
Language: English

Ultimate Ferrari 250 GTO explores the story of this iconic family of cars in more detail and with more authority than ever before.

Introduced in 1962 as the final evolutionary step in the long-running 250 GT series, the GTO was the last and best GT racer of the front-engine era.

It remained at the forefront for three seasons, winning a hat-trick of World Championship titles for Ferrari.

Ever since, GTOs have retained their exalted status not just because of their racing achievements but also their exquisite beauty, undoubted charisma and — for those lucky enough to have experienced this — peerless driveability.

Indeed, the GTO’s illustrative reputation has made it the world’s most desirable car, as confirmed by the record-breaking prices repeatedly paid for the finest examples.

Packed with superb photographs, many not previously published, this lavish two-volume production does true justice to this ultimate car.

This two-volume set is limited to 750 copies.

Key contents:

  • The build-up: the first volume begins with a close look at the GTO’s forebears, followed by a study of its design and development.
  • The 1962 and 1963 seasons: the GTO’s activities are covered in full, in the World Championship and other competitions all over the world.
  • The 1964 season: Ferrari beat off a strong challenge from Shelby American’s Cobras to take its third title, helped in part by an upgrade that included a revamped body design for new GTOs.
  • Later life: this section explains how GTOs continued to compete internationally and with occasional success far beyond their sell-by date.
  • Chassis histories: the second volume is devoted to comprehensive individual histories of the 36 GTOs, all of which have survived to the present day. Packed with new research and fresh insights, these accounts include interviews with owners, information about restorations, event participation, and much more.

A book not to be missed and of great collector's value.

Product specification

Hardback with slipcase
Publication date
26 x 36 x 8,5 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History - Descriptive; Racing

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