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Ultimate Ferrari 250 GTO - The Definitive History (Limited Edition)

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Original price £ 450.00 GBP - Original price £ 450.00 GBP
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£ 450.00 GBP - £ 450.00 GBP
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This two-volume set is limited to 750 copies and is signed by

author James Page and Ferrari expert Keith Bluemel.  

We also have a limited number of Collector's Editions currently in stock


Ultimate Ferrari GTO explores the story of this iconic family of cars in more detail and with more authority than ever before. Introduced in 1962 as the final evolutionary step in the long-running 250 GT series, the GTO was the last and best GT racer of the front-engine era. It remained at the forefront for three seasons, winning a hat-trick of World Championship titles for Ferrari. Ever since, GTOs have retained their exalted status not just because of their racing achievements but also their exquisite beauty, undoubted charisma and — for those lucky enough to have experienced this — peerless driveability. Indeed, the GTO’s illustrative reputation has made it the world’s most desirable car, as confirmed by the record-breaking prices repeatedly paid for the finest examples. Packed with superb photographs, many not previously published, this lavish two-volume production does true justice to this ultimate car.

  • The build-up: the first volume begins with a close look at the GTO’s forebears, followed by study of its design and development.
  • The 1962 season: between wins both on début in the Sebring 12 Hours and in the year’s last race in The Bahamas, the GTO’s activities are covered in full, in the World Championship and other competitions all over the world.
  • The 1963 season: despite the endeavours of the opposition, the GTO’s supremacy intensified during its second season, with more entrants running in more events, from endurance classics such as the Le Mans 24 Hours to sprints at obscure British venues.
  • The 1964 season: Ferrari beat off a strong challenge from Shelby American’s Cobras to take its third title, helped in part by an upgrade that included a revamped body design for new GTOs.
  • Later life: this section explains how GTOs continued to compete internationally and with occasional success far beyond their sell-by date.
  • Chassis histories: the second volume is devoted to comprehensive individual histories of the 36 GTOs, all of which have survived to the present day. Packed with new research and fresh insights, these accounts include interviews with owners, information about restorations, event participation, and much more.

Author: James Page

Project consultant: Keith Bluemel is a Ferrari expert of world-wide renown whose body of work includes co-authorship with Jess G. Pourret of the book Ferrari 250 GTO.

ISBN 978-1-913089-02-3

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Roger P.
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Ultimate Ferrari 250 GTO

Excellent in every way

Andrew M.
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I confess. I have looked at both books in the set, but not read them cover to cover. Yet. This was a work I knew had to be obtianed since the Ferrari 250 GTO - those who are for and those who are against - know this was a seminal racer and this publication is simply amazing. It conveys the 100 per cent dedication to creating a racing machine where every single photograph reveals a bit more of the story. The 250 GTO development process - taking known good elements and combining them in a slightly different way such as the crucial use of dry sump lubrication to ensure minimum engine height along with health during high latteral acceleration - is completed with classic Italian approach to build. The prototype vehicle skin is barely finished as testing commences, it was not painted for some time, and holes appeared randomly. I got to see several Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagatos whilst at Newport Pagnell, and reflected on the evolution from the normal Touring bodied DB4. The DB4 GT Zagato, for all it's brilliance, was never in contention with 250 GTO. This book captures why, for all its faults, it remains an iconic racing car after 60 years. It's a big investment but worth every single penny.

Alan B.
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Ferrari 250 GTO

Excellent book, great research, lots of new information. Well done.

Michael D.
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Ultimate Ferrari 250GTO - Limited Edition.

Superb 2 volumes - 600+ pages so a lot of reading. Part 2 -individual chassis history, really brings the car to life, with memories from past and present owners. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would - it’s that good. There was an issue with the quality of the binding on the slipcase, but a replacement slipcase was sent to me without any hesitation.