Tuesday 6 December 2016

Classic Ferrari is expected to become the world's most expensive car

Published 13/11/2016 | 02:30

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is capable of 0 to 60mph in around six seconds and a top speed of more than 170mph
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is capable of 0 to 60mph in around six seconds and a top speed of more than 170mph

A classic Ferrari is expected to become the world's most expensive car after it was put up for sale at €52m (£45m).

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The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO - one of the world's most sought-after classic cars - was the second to roll off its production line and is one of only 36 ever made.

It was raced at Le Mans and Sebring and, despite being more than 50 years old, is capable of 0 to 60mph in around six seconds and a top speed of more than 170mph.

The Ferrari has now come on to the open market for the first time in 20 years.

John Collins, who runs Ferrari specialist Talacrest, based in Ascot in England, is selling it for more than €52m (£45m).

Collins said: "I've been looking for a 250 GTO for a while and the opportunity came up with this one, which is the second GTO built.

"It is a beautiful Ferrari, the Holy Grail of classic cars, and it has a great racing history having finished sixth overall at Le Mans and first in class at Sebring," he added.

Sunday Independent

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