55237 remained in Japan until its importation to the U.S. in 2015. The example offered here, chassis 55237, was the 137th Ferrari 288 GTO built and was fitted from the factory with air-conditioning, power windows, red seat inserts, and the optional Ansa sport exhaust, as noted in Joe Sackey’s definitive work The Book of the 288 GTO. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our. Its acceleration was equally impressive, and the car could reach 60 mph from a standstill in 4.8 seconds and 100 mph in 10.2, which was fast enough to keep everything short of a fighter jet in its rearview mirror. This GTO has proven itself worthy of the finest Ferrari collections on the planet, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so for its next caretaker. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19. The following year it was acquired by a new owner for his own esteemed stable. GTO – Gran Turismo Omologato. For Ferrari to revive that legendary moniker, the new GTO would be expected to match or surpass the 250’s incredible record in motorsport. However, Group B was canceled shortly thereafter, leaving them with a fully developed and homologated car on their hands but no series to compete in. The first Ferrari to carry the GTO name was the legendary 250 GTO of the 1960’s. The GTO, now heralded as the first of Ferrari’s incredible series of supercars, was robbed of its chance to earn its name through the crucible of motorsport. © 2020 Autotrader, Inc. All Rights Reserved. On 10 April 1985, it became the very first example of its kind officially imported into Japan, by official Ferrari importer Cornes & Company. Looking for classic cars, muscle cars, project cars or hot rods for sale? Find classic and antique Ferrari 288 GTO for sale. Do you have an old car or project car for sale? Alert me by email if a price drops or a special offer is available.
They were certain that their car would be unmatched in competition. The new GTO clearly resonated with Ferrari’s clientele, as 272 examples were built by the time production ceased, which was over 25% more than the amount required for homologation. Whether you love exotics or muscle cars, Classics on Autotrader helps classic car and project car enthusiasts connect with classic car dealers and private sellers across the United States. The Ferrari 288 GTO. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Classiche Certification - 1 of 272 Examples, 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO - Less than 15,000 kms (9,300 miles) from new - Only two owners from new and ordered new with air-conditioning, The first 288 GTO officially delivered in Japan, Desirable factory options, including radio, power windows, air-conditioning, and Ansa sport exhaust, Includes original books, tools, and documents, Recently serviced; one of the finest 288 GTOs available. It was visually much more aggressive, with GRP and carbon compound utilized for the majority of the bodywork, and while the doors, deck lid, and bonnet were formed from lightweight aluminum, its imposing shape hinted at what lay under the hood. The race-bred, 2.8-liter V-8 engine with twin IHI turbochargers pumped out a monstrous 400 hp with 366 foot-pounds of torque. Location. However, it has more than lived up to its predecessor’s reputation as a fabulous driving machine. The original owner was someone very prominent in Ferrari circles, Yoshiho Matsuda. One of the world’s foremost automobile collectors, Mr. Matsuda was particularly noted for what was, at the time, the world’s finest and most complete Ferrari collection, housing some of the marque’s most valuable and significant automobiles, including a trio of 250 GTOs, in his museum-like setting.
It was designed by Pininfarina and built at Ferrari's Maranello plant. By 1984, the words Gran Turismo Omologato already carried enormous weight in the Ferrari world.
Other than those few extras, the GTO sacrificed nothing to distract the driver from the task at hand. With an incredible racing record, which was only rivaled by its sensational driving dynamics, the GTO had been cemented into sports car lore as nothing short of a legend. Mr. Matsuda registered this car for the road and used it regularly on local streets in Japan, undoubtedly garnering significant attention. Condition . The car remained in his collection for a remarkable quarter of a century, a testament to the 288 GTO’s impressive driving dynamics. Importantly, it is accompanied by a history file that, by 288 GTO standards, is remarkably detailed and complete, including the original Japanese importation forms, registration documents, and service receipts, as well as the original tool set, jack, and spare keys. Alert me by text if a price drops or a special offer is available. For years the 250 GTO was considered the finest sports racer that Ferrari had ever produced. Classics on Autotrader has the best selection of classic cars, muscle cars and more. Exterior colour ... supercars, and it remains incredibly rare, as they are seldom seen out and about and even less often offered for public sale. The 288 has become a staple in many of the world’s greatest collections of Ferraris, just as this fine example was for Yoshiho Matsuda. "Autotrader" is a registered trademark of TPI Holdings, Inc. used under exclusive license. Looking to contend in the FIA Group B, Ferrari produced and designed the GTO in order to homologate it for competition within that series, calling for a production run of 200 cars. The 288 GTO's body borrowed heavily from F1 technology of the day. Search by model, year and location. These have been temporarily saved. As such, high-quality examples are becoming more and more difficult to acquire and command a significant premium over fair examples. RHD. The Kevlar-framed bucket seats were lined in leather, and buyers could request air-conditioning, electric windows, and an AM/FM radio/cassette stereo as optional extras. Looking to buy your dream classic car? For Ferrari to bring these incredible letters back meant one thing, this was car going to go down in history. By the time it left his ownership in 2010, it had accumulated just 9,500 km from new.
According to said book, only a handful of 288s were originally equipped with the sport exhaust, and fewer yet with optional air-conditioning and power windows. Browse All Ferrari 288 GTO Classic Cars ›, You have reached the maximum number of saved vehicles (1000) Sign in now to prevent your Saved Listings from expiring. Performance aside, the GTO’s interior was graced with a host of modern amenities.