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Ferrari does not use their “Gran Turismo Omologato” (GTO) moniker lightly. While other carmakers may use their historical name plates very liberally, Ferrari is much more reserved and exacting. In the past 75 years of glorious Ferrari history, just two other models have carried the GTO badge and both are, in a word, legendary. The Ferrari 250 GTO produced between 1962 and 1964 needs no introduction as the iconic Ferrari and successful GT-class racer. Created as a homologation platform for the Ferrari 308 GTB, the 1984 288 GTO was one of the stand-out, unexpected supercars of the 1980s. The hand-wringing began when rumors trickled out that Ferrari would reapply “GTO” to a modern Ferrari with the cynics naturally skeptical. They did not have to worry.
With just 599 examples of the 599 GTO produced worldwide, and only 125 coming to North America, this fine example finished in Grigio Silverstone with a Rosso Corsa “Racing Livery” center stripe over Extra Campionario Nero leather interior, must surely be one of the most low-mileage, desirable examples available today. Additional options include red brake calipers, colored safety belts, fire extinguisher, iPod connection, white rev counter, rear shelf leather upholstery, and $2,945.00 of “special features” according to the window sticker. Ordered through Ferrari of Atlanta this example features under 600 miles as verified on an accompanying Carfax report and is in exceptional condition commensurate with its mileage. With only two owners, and in keeping with its mileage, this Classiche certified 599 GTO is accompanied by a recent service record.