Sterling Moss’ 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car ever sold publicly, fetching $38,115,000.00 at a Bonhams auction in 2014. The car’s provenance and racing pedigree are what drove the price up to such astronomical heights, however even less seasoned 250 GTOs are incredibly valuable, and you’re about to find out why.
The video above is of Phil Hill’s son, Derek Hill, driving a Ferrari 250 GTO on a mountain pass hillclimb. Phil raced a 250 GTO at the 12 hours of Sebring in 1962 alongside Olivier Gendebien, and despite racing in the slower GT class, the pair managed to finish second overall behind the winning Ferrari TR prototype of Joakim Bonnier and Ludovico Scarfiotti. He later described the car in a Road & Track article as one of “the definitive Grand Touring automobiles of the 1960s,” and it’s easy to see why.
If its near-perfect racing record isn’t enough to convince you of the 250 GTO’s greatness, watching Hill drive the car with no music to hinder the sound of the 300 horsepower 3.0-liter V12 will. Take seven minutes out of your day to give it a watch. Trust us, you won’t regret it.