RM Auctions Villa Erba Preview – 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

The 288 GTO is a very special, and very important Ferrari.

Inspiring the new 488 GTB name for the latest turbo V8 engine, the 288 GTO was easily the highest-performance hypercar of the 1980s. Until…. the F40 of 1987.

The F40 completely shaded the 288 GTO’s accomplishments via a simple restyle over largely carry-over engineering from the 288 GTO.

Originally envisioned for the Group B racing series known for its ‘no rules’ attitude toward max power outputs, the 288 GTO is definitely a legend for those in the know.

Hopefully the cognoscenti are in attendence of the Villa Erba RM Auction this Spring, and fingers crossed that the Euro is worth a bit more by then. Why? Current European buyers are finding their money able to buy about 20-percent less than ever before.


1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

RM Auctions

Villa Erba

23 May 2015

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

  • Chassis no. ZFFPA16B000052475
  • Engine no. 90

Photo Credit: Remi Dargegen ©2015

Courtesy of RM Auctions

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