Estimate: £45,000 - £65,000
Registration Number: EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number: ZFFAA02A3A0031625
When Ferrari announced in 1983 that it was to build a modern day GTO it sent the hearts of red-blooded Ferraristi into dangerous flutters, while others blindly reached for their cheque books without a second thought. The name GTO, after all, recalls what many regard as the ultimate Ferrari and the promise was that the new 288GTO would be no different; Maranello had already been quoted as saying that it would be the fastest and quickest accelerating Ferrari ever built, one insider later describing the homologation special as ‘an act of faith to the racing world’; neither Ferrari nor its customers were to be disappointed.
It was the 308GTB that Ferrari chose as the base for the GTO, a car, like Porsche’s contemporary 959, designed for international Group B racing and for which a minimum of 200 examples had to be built; indeed the metamorphosis from 308GTB to 288GTO was to be no different than