The 250 GTO from the 1960s exerts a very special fascination on Ferrari fans. With it, the Scuderia succeeded in creating the racing car of the century, which still enjoys cult status today – because of its many sporting successes as well as its timeless elegance.
Finished in the striking Laystall colours (pale green), this wasthe first right-hand
driver 250 GTO.
Originally ordered for Stirling Moss to race for the UDT-Laystall team, but after his
career-ending crash at Goodwood, it was raced by Innes Ireland instead on August
18, 1962 with start number #15 to an outright victory in the Tourist Trophy at
Goodwood. That is the car that M-247 presents. In retrospect, Ireland mesmerized:
“We picked up the car at Maranello, drove it directly to Goodwood and immediately
after a plug- and a tire-change we started a one-hour testing on the track.“
Chassis 3506 wasraced successfully by various famous drivers, including Willy
Mairesse (Le Mans Trial), Masten Gregory (Silverstone), Innes Ireland (Le Mans,
Brands Hatch, Goodwood), and Gunther Philipp, an Austrian owner and racecar
driver, who had chassis 3505GT repainted red and campaigned the car triumphantly
in Vienne GP, Austria GP, and Preis von Wien, GT race. In 2012, the car was acquired
by the current custodian for a reputed 35 million dollars, which at the time was the
highest bid ever known to have been paid for a car.