1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Hits The Auction Block In Dare To Dream Collection

A 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO is set to go up for auction at the Dare to Dream auction in Toronto. Scheduled for May 31st and June 1st, this event promises to be a dream come true for car enthusiasts and collectors. It will feature an array of rare and iconic automobiles, motorbikes, sneakers, memorabilia, and more.

The 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO has a rich history, with only 272 units ever made. Originally designed for racing, this model is a souped-up version of the Ferrari 308 and features extensive modifications and enhancements. The specific car going up for auction, chassis number ZFFPA16B000052465, has an interesting past. It was owned by the same person for 26 years before being purchased by famous golfer Ian Poulter. The car is certified with matching numbers for its chassis, engine, and gearbox and comes with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book.

The 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO’s exterior is painted in the iconic Rosso Corsa red. It features flared fenders and a distinctive rear spoiler, signatures of Pininfarina’s iconic coachwork. The sleek lines and aerodynamic body enhance the car’s performance on the road and track, and a twin-turbocharged V8 engine nestles under its lightweight shell.

Inside, the Ferrari 288 GTO combines minimalist design with luxurious materials. The interior is adorned with Nero vaumol leather, starkly contrasting the vibrant exterior. Despite its racing pedigree, the GTO does not skimp on comfort, featuring air conditioning and power windows, amenities that enhance the driving experience without compromising the car’s sporty essence. The cockpit is designed for driver engagement, with all controls intuitively placed to ensure an immersive driving experience.

The interior is covered in Nero vaumol leather and features air conditioning and power windows. The cockpit is designed for the driver, and all controls are within easy reach.

This 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO has a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers 400 horsepower. This engine enables the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds—a remarkable feat for its time. It also features a precision-engineered gearbox and advanced suspension system.

This 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO is being offered without reserve. It is expected to fetch between $3,750,000 and $4,000,000. For more information, please visit the official RM Sotheby’s website.


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