The Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most successful and highly regarded cars ever produced. Built purely for racing, the 250 GTO dominated the Grand Touring racing category in the period 196264 and raced in all of the world's sports car classics, including Le Mans. Ferrari built just 40 production cars, and almost all were raced. Because of its sheer beauty, its immensely successful track record and the relatively small number of cars built, the 250 GTO is among the worldrs"s most valuable cars and examples now change hands for sums in excess of $10 million.
Anthony Pritchard is a prolific author who in recent years has been producing books of ever-greater authority. His recent titles for Haynes include Mille Miglia, Aston Martin: A racing history and Scarlet Passion.