A rare moment in the world of classic cars occurs: a legendary 1962 Ferrari 330 LM/250 GTO with chassis number 3765 is up for auction at RM Sotheby's during Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary Art marquee sale in New York on November 13, 2023.
This particular model is the only works Series I GTO ever raced by Scuderia Ferrari and has a rich racing history. It achieved a class win and second place overall at the 1,000 Nürburgring 1962 KM. In addition, it was raced by Mike Parkes and Lorenzo Bandini for Scuderia Ferrari at the 24 1962 Hours of Le Mans. The car was also the runner-up in the 1965 Sicilian Hillclimb Championship.
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own one of the most valuable and rare cars in the world,” said Peter Haynes, PR officer for RM Sotheby's in the UK and Europe.
The car has been carefully preserved and maintained by the current owner and retains its original factory color and racing history. This makes it an indispensable piece for any serious collector.
This Ferrari 250 GTO is a prize magnet. He has won an FCA Platinum Award and the Coppa Bella Macchina at the Cavallino Classic. In 2011, it placed second in the GTO class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, among 23 GTOs. In addition, it won Best of Show at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and a Blue Ribbon at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance.
Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions at RM Sotheby's, describes this exceptional Ferrari GTO as “more than a classic; it is a legend”. Mari-Claudia Jiménez of Sotheby's calls the car “the holy grail of collector cars”.
With a pre-auction estimate of over $60 million, this car is one of the most valuable classic cars ever offered at auction. The car comes with extensive documentation including copies of factory build sheets, owner correspondence, periodic race coverage and feature magazine articles.
The auction of this legendary vehicle will undoubtedly attract the attention of collectors and enthusiasts around the world. It is a unique opportunity to own a piece of automotive history and a dream come true for the lucky winner.
For more information, photos and videos of this special Ferrari 250 GTO, please visit RM Sotheby's website: www.rmsothebys.com/GTO.