A walk around the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at Concours of Elegance 2020
Here’s a walk around the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at Concours of Elegance 2020. Considered by main a car enthusiast to be the holy grail of Ferrari’s, only 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs were produced. It was also the second 250 GTO ever to be completed, as well as being the only one to feature a pop-riveted rear spoiler.
It was finished on March 16th 1962, and immediately started testing duties at Monza for Scuderia Ferrari in order to further assist the development of the 250 GTO model.
The car was delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York where, as a Ferrari North American Racing Team (NART) entry, it gained the distinction of becoming the first 250 GTO to officially compete in a race. In June of that year the car was sold to Robert Grossman of New York, who promptly entered it in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Following eight more meetings, the car was sold at the end of the season to fellow New Yorker Mike Gammino, who raced it with quite some success in local series. Its final competitive outing was in the 1965 Nassau Tourist Trophy, where it went out in a blaze of glory by winning its class.
It has since passed through the hands of a number of well known collectors and was restored most recently by Ferrari Classiche and Joe Macari, who spent three years returning the car to the specification in which it is known to have left the factory. It finally found its way back to Europe in 2017 after spending more than five decades in the US, and now forms part of a private collection.