1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Struts Its Stuff At Auction For The First Time In Decades

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And it has less than 4000 miles on it!

Ferrari has a long and storied past behind the name and legend which now accompanies the brand. With extreme poise and grace, fans were left with jaws on the floor as the fire-breathing Ferraris ripped through the tight corners and long straights of the European racing circuit. This trend continues today as these Rosso Corsa rapscallions are the pinnacle of speed and Italian performance. The mid-engine, high revving, and powerful beast have carved out a niche for themselves as pioneers for implementing track and road performance in the automotive industry. As impressive as the newer models are, we mustn’t forget the intense history surrounding these cars. This particular vehicle shows that off quite well and presents to the world a time in which Ferrari was at a peak.

The car in question is a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO that sports an intense passion for all things speed, whether under the hood or wrapped with tires. This car utilizes a fantastic de-bored version of the legendary F160-V8, which came out to just 2.9-liters. Ironically enough, this smaller motor was able to push out 400 horsepower, which is almost double the average sports car power output for the American domestic market at the time.

In just 5 seconds, this thing could zip up to 60 mph, which is still awesome even by today’s standards. Like the famous 250 GTO, this beautifully designed Italian sports coupe with minor stylistic points such as a dovetail spoiler provides plenty of downforce for this fiery Ferrari. Another selling point that may seal the deal for most people is that the odometer reads just 2,300 miles which is incredibly low for a car like this and should allow the new owner to have plenty of reliable and sustainable fun. For any Ferrari fanatics out there, this car would be a blessing. However, buyers are already kicking down the down, trying to get their hands on the vehicle. So, if you want it, you had better hurry before it’s too late.

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