Esteemed Ferrari dealer Talacrest currently has one of, if not the most valuable cars in the world up for offer: the first-ever 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO to go racing and the only 250 GTO raced by Ferrari’s North American Racing Team (NART).
According to CNBC, Talacrest is asking a shocking $55 million for the car, but the incredible price tag is hardly surprising. All 250 GTOs are valuable, however this car’s provenance is of particular note. It has an incredible race history consisting of 27 in-period races and 17 class podiums. The car also finished 2nd overall and first in class at the 1962 12 Hours of Sebring and finished 1st in the 3000cc class at the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In addition to the race history, the car is also unique due to its paintjob. Like all Ferrari racing cars, many 250 GTOs are red. Ferrari’s NART team had their car, chassis 3387, done up in white and blue as per their racing colors, however. The livery is head-turning and combined with its racing history should make this GTO the most valuable car ever sold.
“The color’s striking, the blue with a white stripe — it’s original race colors and the race history on the car is really good,” John Collins, owner of Talacrest, told CNBC.
The GTO is still for sale on Talacrest’s site, so we assume Collins has yet to find a buyer. Check out the listing here for additional information and photos.