Looking to beat the current record held by another 250 GTO that fetched £30 477 980 (R550 886 067) two years ago, the GTO in question, which sports the chassis number 3387 therefore making it the second ever model to be produced, was also to first example to race competitively, winning its class and coming second overall at that year's Sebring 12 Hours with Phil Hill and Oliver Gedebien driving.
The car also took part in the Le Mans 24 hours a months later, finishing third in class and sixth overall, before spending the majority of its career in the States until its final appearance at the 1965 Tourist Trophy held in the Bahamas. A series of owners later, it was purchased by renowned Washington based Ferrari collector Bernard Carl in 1997, who raced and exhibited it before putting on the market.
One of only 39 made, the GTO packed a 3.0-litre V12 developing 224 kW which allowed it to reach a top speed of 280 km/h.
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