1985 Ferrari 288 GTO


Talacrest is offering this Ferrari 288 GTO for sale. Number 31 of 272 made. Fully documented history. Superb Condition.

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A car Talacrest has dealt with before – first selling it to Ferrari collector David Morrison in 1991.

The car was sold in March 21 1985 to it’s first Italian owner – Giuseppe Daloiso through Ferrari dealer SVEA S.p.A of Bari Italy and collected from the factory on that day.

It was seen at a number of Ferrari club meetings until February 1989 when the first owner’s new F40 arrived and he sold the car to Michael Vernon – a major Ferrari collector who owned cars such as a 312 PB, ex Niki Lauda 312 T #022 etc…a serious custodian!

The car was shown at test days and the Ferrari Owners Club Concours at Brocket Hall – still on it’s Italian plates. In August 1989 the car was sold to Mr Neilan who re-registered the car on English plates and took it to the Nurburgring Historic races that month.

In March 1991 Talacrest had the car in stock and sold it to David Morrison – a client to whom Talacrest had sold a Ferrari 250 GTO, 250 California Spyder and numerous other very collectible Ferrari.

The car was serviced at Maranello and Bob Houghton during his tenure until in May 2004 the car was sold to a dealer who sold it in March 2005 to a Jersey based collector. A little over a year later the car was sold by Bob Houghton to a Yorkshire based collector who entered #52737 into the Ferrari Owners Club UK Concours at Walton Hall, where it placed 2nd in Class B for 288 GTOs and F40s.

In July 5/6, 2008 the GTO was shown again at the Ferrari Owners Club UK Annual Meet and Concours at Walton Hall, England and a year later, at the FOC UK Annual Meeting and 288 GTO Anniversary meeting at Broughton House.

In 2013 the car was shown at the VIII Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance held at Syon Park, London and on the 22nd June 2014, at the Super Car Pageant in St. John’s Wood, England.

Talacrest has acquired the car from the last owner and confirm the car is in superb condition ready to show, tour or simply enjoy ownership of a fantastic example of a GTO.

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Talacrest’s Chairman John Collins has had a life-long passion for Ferrari and used to run a Ferrari 246 Dino as his everyday road car as a photo journalist 38 years ago. Today his enthusiasm for Ferrari remains undiminished after selling approximately 1700 + classic Ferrari – and the thrill of conducting the next deal and helping collectors obtain their dream classic Ferrari is the driving force behind the company. The business was established in 1987 and has sold just about every classic Ferrari made – it would be easier to draw up a list of Ferrari NOT sold by Talacrest than those that they have sold. "You should bear in mind that with the volume of Ferrari that we have sold – sometimes we have sold an individual car many times over. A classic example being a Ferrari 275 GTB/2 6 carburettor alloy car that we have sold no less than 6 times!" Customers come back to Talacrest time and again – because buying or selling from the best is a straightforward process – and equally whatever cycle the market is in – the very best cars that we sell are always a good long term investment prospect, as well as an exciting ownership proposition.