September 16, 2011

Ferrari 250GTO 50th Anniversary at Pebble Beach

Ferrari 250GTOs as far as the eye could see. If you are a fan of this famous race car, the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance was the place to be this past August. Twenty two of these Italian thoroughbreds including the first car to be built, were a highlight of this show. It was great not only to see but to hear these fabulous machines. Most interesting, 4 of the 22 cars that were on display reside in the Pacific Northwest. What's up with these owners that we never get to see these rolling pieces of history around our local events? With many of these changing hands in the multi-million dollar range it is not surprising they only come out for special occasions.

UPDATE 09/23/11: There is a great article about chassis 3223GT (photo below) at Veloce Today. Check it out... There are more photos of this car as well.

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Chassis 4757GT - Built in 1963, this car war rebuilt several times before retiring in 1965.

Chassis 4293GT - One of the most original GTOs in existence.
First at Spa, first in class at Le Mans and Reims in the summer of 1963.

Chassis 3223GT - Build in late 1961, this car is the first of the GTOs.

Chassis 3223GT - Won "Most Elegant Sport Car" award.

We also got a chance to enjoy some of that Ferrari music for a little bit.

Source: Photographed by the author in Monterrey, California.

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