The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti is officially driving into RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction on 24th to 25th August at Monterey. It was effectively the final evolution of the marque’s famous 250 model, which debuted in 1953 and ended with the last GTOs in 1964. Within that timeframe, only 36 examples of the 250 GTO were produced, all of which have survived, making this car arguably the world’s most collectable car.

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The Ferrari 250 GTO on offer, chassis no. 3413 GT, is the third of the 36 examples built and began its life as a Series I car. Designed to compete in the GT racing, the Ferrari 250 model is widely considered the most beautiful Ferrari design that put vintage autos on the map in the realm of art. Fast forward a few decades, it has become the hottest ticket in the collectors car world, thanks not only to its incredible pedigree but all the glory it has lauded over since its creation. Every 250 GTO was raced, and chassis no. 3413 GT is no exception. The car contested a total of 20 races in its time, and was never involved in an accident, did not once fail to finish. In the year 1962, The Ferrari 250 GTO won itself nine of the ten races it entered, an incredible feat for any race car.

Having only its body reworked into its factory Series II, in which it was clothed by Carrozzeria Scaglietti in 1964, the racing legend had retained its original engine, gearbox, and rear axle, making the GTO is the most valuable motor car ever offered for public sale.

According to Sotheby’s, the car is expected to fetch a record-breaking price at least $45 million. For a car that holds up to such an incredible track success and cementing what would become the GTO legend and legacy as known today, opportunities to own one are few and far between. And one very lucky buyer will be able to drive this home from the Monterey this August.

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