Ferrari 250 GTO

‘Box of bits’ Ferrari 250 GTO heads to auction

Ferrari 250 GTOThe Ferrari 250 GTO is among the most desirable cars in the world. Pristine examples change hands for tens of millions of pounds – so the opportunity to buy one that hasn’t ever been driven is likely to prove irresistible for bidders at Coys’ latest Blenheim Palace auction.

The ‘car’ is a very last-minute entry into the sale this weekend, and is expected to sell for a small fortune. Just one problem: the winner will to now build it themselves…

Part of the Cavallino ‘shipping container hoard’, the complete kit of parts to build a Ferrari GTO-style car includes most of the relevant bits. Along with the chassis frame of a 1962 Ferrari 250 (chassis number #4105GT), the auction includes:

  • Original Ferrari Tipo 128S V12 engine
  • ‘Highly authentic’ GTO-style tubular steel frame
  • Suspension and braking components
  • Bodywork panels
  • Wheels
  • Cooling system
  • Various dials and gauges

All the parts were at the same site as the original find – but in a container located in a slightly different (and secret) location. Amazingly, it was discovered just a few days ago.

“We were over the moon with the first finds,” said Coys MD Chris Routledge, “but we are ecstatic about this. 

“It is completely unprecedented in the world of classic cars and we have rushed to get it into our Blenheim Palace classic car auction.”

Nick Wells is a specialist at Coys, and he’s incredibly excited about this week’s sale. “The 250 GTO is without doubt the most desirable classic car in the world.

“With one of the original 36 examples now changing hands at in excess of £50m, this blank canvas ‘build your own’ project, offered with unique provenance from Enzo Ferrari himself, is a mouth-watering prospect for the serious enthusiast.”

All eyes will be on the sale tomorrow (Saturday 30 June) to find out what those at the Blenheim Palace sale think it’s worth…

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