Way back in the mid-sixties, only 39 units of Ferrari 250 GTO were manufactured. If anyone wants to get theirs hands on this classic vehicle they will have to shell out around tens of millions dollars. Chances are that Ferrari 250 GTO might back into production. This news was confirmed by their CEO Sergio Marchionne to journalists at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and we could see the return of their production. He refused to term it as continuation car. He added that what Jaguar did with lightweight car was impressive and clever.
Nonetheless, reinventing the Ferrari 250 GTO won’t be an easy task as claimed by the Sergio. He did say that there is a platform available for it and it would take them few years to see its fruition. Sergio was referring to was the Lightweight E-Type which was put back into production by Jaguar. Jaguar did the same thing with the XKSS and current D-Type. Aston Martin also did a similar thing with the DB4 GT. If we consider the statement from Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari is following the same path.
If we go back to the history of owners of the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO it includes personalities such as Ralph Lauren, Microsoft former President Jon Shirley and Pink Floyd’s lead drummer Nick Mason. It is also ranked as one of the most expensive models to be sold at an auction. Ferrari 250 GTO with serial number 3851GT was sold for $38 million in 2014 at Pebble Beach. If we compare this number, it outdid the Mercedes W196 which was sold for $30 million at Goodwood.