1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    2 529 km / 1 572 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    55555
  • Electric windows
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    400 PS / 295 kW / 395 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

In 1984, two prestigious names came back to Ferrari : GTO and Testarossa. These two mythical names are irrevocably linked to the technical and motorsport history of Maranello. Borrowing the lines of the 308 GTB, Ferrari decides to build an extreme car to recreate the glory of the homologated car that has won three world GT championships in the 60s.

Produced until 1985, only 272 Ferrari 288 GTO will be built, all sold even before the production was launched. Having already recorded record prices during some sales the 288 GTO is still, to this day, one of the most prized and expensive cars.

Granted by a generous front spoiler underlining the radiator grill, that shelters the front lights, it saw its lines slimmed and gained in elegance thanks to wider arches. Driven by a 90° V8, alimented via an electronic injection by Weber and reinforced by two turbocompressors, the car generates 400hp at 7 000rpm, allowing the car to reach 385km/h and expedite the 0 to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds.
To the exceptional aspect of the 288 GTO is added the singularity of this fantastic specimen: Its first owner, the renowned Jean Blaton (ex-Beurlys), well know endurance racing specialist, has bought the car with a very specific demand: to have the #55555 chassis number.

Very low mileage, never resprayed or restored, the car is true to its original specification and has its Ferrari Classiche certification.
The car can be seen at Gipimotor (Evere - Belgium) on appointment only.