There are many reasons why the Ferrari 250 GTO is such a desirable and expensive classic. It’s gorgeous to look at, it won many races all over the world, and it was built in only 39 examples. More importantly, the 250 GTO is considered the perfect embodiment of the classic Ferrari berlinetta and moves about using one of the most iconic V-12s ever and a dog-leg manual transmission. Tipping the scales at only 1,940 pounds, it was amazingly quick in the 1960s and it’s impressively fast for a 50-year-old car. Last but not least, the 3.0-liter V-12 has one of the most exciting notes you can get with a Ferrari.

If that’s not enough to convince you, maybe this video from Petrolicious showing a pristine 250 GTO doing a hillclimb sprint will.

There is a catch though. The vehicle you’re about to see isn’t the familiar and gorgeous 250 GTO we’re all familiar with. As it’s revealed at the end of the seven-minute clip, the race car is one of the three Series II models Ferrari built in 1964, toward the end of production. Instead of the standard GT body, these versions received a more aerodynamic shell similar to the 250 LM. While the front end was pretty much the same, save for mild tweaks and the new side gills, the roof was lower and shorter, making way for a proper deck lid around back. It wasn’t as sexy as the regular 250 GTO, but it was just as fast and nimble on the race track.

Hit play for seven minutes of pure classic Ferrari action.

Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 - 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO High Resolution Exterior
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