Description

  • Supplied new via agents Crepaldi Automobili Milano – Concessionario
  • One of only 272 examples ever produced
  • Complete with original factory issued GTO books inc. stamped service book
  • Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certified
  • Fitted with factory air-conditioning
  • Continuous history from new
  • Full service just completed by Ferrari London
  • Presented throughout to the highest standards
  • 2024 mark’s the model’s 40th Anniversary
  • One of the final Ferraris produced in Enzo Ferrari’s lifetime

In the automotive world, there are few letters more evocative than GTO. They are synonymous with some of the greatest performance cars of all time but are most commonly associated with one of the world’s most evocative brands – Ferrari. The first Ferrari to don the GTO brand was the 250 GTO in 1962 which is a car that for decades has been setting sale records as the world’s most valuable car. Ferrari wouldn’t use these letters again until 1984 and the introduction of the legendary 288 GTO.

The 288 GTO represented Ferrari’s first major steps into turbocharging its fastest models, largely thanks to the incredible engineering of Nicola Materazzi. Beyond quickly becoming one of the world’s fastest and most impressive supercars, the 288 began a lineage of halo Ferrari supercars that continued through the F40, F50, Enzo and most recently the LaFerrari. These cars are among the most desirable Ferraris in the world and they all owe their existence to the rarest of them all, the GTO.

Beyond its astonishing performance credentials, the 288 GTO manages to not just be a track weapon but a surprisingly capable GT car with far more creature comforts than its successors would ever have. A radio, air-conditioning and electric windows are among the features offered, making them incredibly useable, a breath of fresh air in the often exotic if usually compromised world of supercars.

Being one of just 272 examples of the legendary GTO ever produced, this car represents an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire such an important, coveted thoroughbred. Rolling off the factory line in August 1985, this stunning, highly-equipped example that we are honoured to present comes with features including electric windows, factory air-conditioning for added luxury for both driver and passenger comfort and Kenwood radio cassette, not that a radio is necessary when an Italian turbocharged orchestra is playing behind you.

Supplied new via agents Crepaldi Automobili Milan, this example remained in its Italian homeland for the next 13 years of its life before navigating over the Alps and crossing the Channel - making a new home in Great Britain, where the car has resided for the past 26 years. This 288 has been known to DD Classics for just under ten years when the car was acquired by its most recent owner. In his ownership, it formed part of a phenomenal collection of some of the world’s most desirable automobiles.

Presentation throughout is to the highest standard of quality, millimetre perfect fitment of all panels, mirror finish coachwork – flawless factory Speedline three-piece alloy wheels with the factory engravings still clearly visible (a critical detail). Cars of this standard and quality rarely become available, let alone cars of such rarity, significance and desirability.

On file:

  • Embossed owner-driver handbook wallet
  • Ferrari Classiche Red Book documentation
  • Original factory issued GTO service booklet
  • GTO owner-driver’s handbook
  • Italian registration
  • Original purchase invoice

2024 marks 40 years since the legendary 288 GTO was first unveiled at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show, the company’s first ‘homologation special’ supercar. Masterfully engineered by Nicola Materazzi whose work was complimented by the excellent eye of one of the world’s greatest car designers, Leonardo Fioravanti who up to that point had already created some of the world’s most beautiful cars such as the 206 (and 246) Dino and the Ferrari Daytona. Today the GTO has just as much presence and importance as it did all those decades ago, perhaps even more considering the how famous the car has become. What better way to mark this 40th anniversary milestone in the 288 GTO’s history than to acquire one of these incredible prancing horses. Offered today for the first time in ten years we are proud and delighted to be able to present this astoundingly special car that represents one of the final masterpieces produced in the golden age of Ferraris.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Ferrari
Model series
288
Model name
288 GTO
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
1985
Mileage (read)
21,500 mls
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
No
Previous owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Coupe
Power (kW/hp)
294/400
Cubic capacity (ccm)
2835
Cylinders
8
Doors
2
Steering
Left (LHD)
Gearbox
Manual
Gears
5
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Disc
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Red
Sun roof
No
Folding roof
No
Power Assisted Steering
No
Central locking
No
Electric windows
No
Interior color
Black
Interior material
Leather
Heated seats
No
Air conditioning
No
ABS
No
Airbag
No
Cruise control
No

Condition, registration & documentation

Has Report
Not provided
MOT
Registered
Ready to drive
Accident free

Location

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DD Classics Ltd.

Daniel Donovan

97-101 North Road

TW9 4HJ Kew

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

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