After just about 4 a long time in non-public possession, the only factory-owned Sequence I GTO (Chassis 3765) used to be claimed by way of its new proprietor for $51.7 million this week all through Sotheby’s New York Marquee Week Gross sales of Trendy and Fresh Artwork.
The one GTO Tipo 1962 raced by way of Scuderia Ferrari; this case boasts an outstanding and in all probability mythical historical past. Its racing pedigree on my own contains clinching a category win and a second total end on the 1962 Nürburgring 1000 KM. It used to be piloted by way of Mike Parkes and Lorenzo Bandini for Scuderia Ferrari on the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans, and likewise secured the location of runner-up within the 1965 Sicilian Hillclimb Championship.
Prior to now owned by way of a md of the Ferrari Membership of The united states, it gained an FCA Platinum Award and the Coppa Bella Macchina on the Cavallino Vintage, positioned second within the GTO magnificence on the 2011 Pebble Seaside Concours d’Class, and gained a Best possible of Display on the Amelia Island Concours d’Class.
“Celebrating this sale all through Sotheby’s marquee week highlights the unprecedented stature of this Ferrari as one of the vital international’s maximum fascinating items. The outcome, accomplished via collaboration between Ferrari, RM Sotheby’s, and Sotheby’s, echoes our mutual pursuit of perfection—mirroring the very ethos Enzo Ferrari embodied when designing this automobile. Fetching $51.7 million, this transaction provides a brand new bankruptcy to a car with an unrivaled legacy. Now, it ranks some of the costliest automobiles offered at public sale, a real testomony to its singular position in historical past.” – Gord Duff, World Head of Auctions