No Ferrari has made more headlines than the 1962 250 GTO, which US businessman Craig McCaw bought in 2011 for a staggering $35,000,000. The car in question was one of only 39 ever made, built for British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, with Moss’s period livery to match. Moss never got to race the car himself—an accident at Goodwood ended his career before he had the chance—but the 250 GTO competed at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1962, with Innes Ireland at the wheel instead. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO generated 302bhp, with a 0-60mph speed of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 180mph. In July 2012, American businessman Christopher Cox wrecked his Ferrari 250 GTO en route to LeMans in what has been dubbed the most expensive car crash in history. Cox was driving in a convoy of Ferrari fanatics—among them Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and JCB boss Sir Anthony Bamford. Cox collided with the car in front, crushing the entire front end and leaving his wife with a broken leg. Cox escaped with minor injuries. Let’s hope Craig McCaw keeps his in good nick, having spent enough to build a few hundred schools in Africa.
Source: Elite Traveler