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288 GTO 'Prototipo' For Sale - Stunning!

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by Omerta, Jan 23, 2004.

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  1. Omerta

    Omerta Formula Junior

    Jan 10, 2004
    #1 Omerta, Jan 23, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  2. goyal99

    goyal99 Karting

    Mar 5, 2002
    Upstate NY - USA
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    V K
    I'll pass.....
  3. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

    Nov 20, 2003
    West London
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    Yep, she is gorgeous
  4. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2003
    Never home
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    Dr. Dumb Ass
    Been on the market for a while now. Wonder why...
  5. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran

    Mar 3, 2001
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    i'll pass and get an F40
  6. jhjvdm

    jhjvdm Formula Junior

    May 28, 2003
  7. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2003
    Only one yellow 288? Good, maybe someone will ball it up and then yellow can go back to being the color of taxicabs and schoolbuses which is where it belongs.

  8. mike550

    mike550 Formula Junior

    Aug 20, 2003
    California - LA & SF
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    Mike G
    Very nice contribution. Keep up the good posts Mako. Glad you came out of lurking to add such value! Allan will be very proud of your post!

    Mako = Allanlambo = Makambo
  9. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2003
    Great pics, the Enzo looks best from the top.
  10. YellowMaranello

    Jan 7, 2004
    Mount Holly, NJ
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    Pete Gold
    Man, am I the only person who actually likes the 288? Even though I think red suits it more, its still beautiful.
  11. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2003
    No, the 288 is fantastic, and timeless. For sharing so much with the 308 it really does look like an entirely different car. The 308 died for me the minute the 288 arrived, you can't go back to a ribeye once you've tasted a filet.

    But yellow is hideous on any sportscar period, curse Ferrari for starting that trend years ago before anyone else, even though there is an Italian symbolism for it (ask Ernesto he'll tell you all about it.)

    What famous F1 driver said years ago in a bio that there are only three appropriate colors for a sportscar: Red, Black, or Silver. Does anyone know? Words to live by.
  12. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

    Oct 5, 2003
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    Very nice 288 GTO (Love the color + its the rarest 288) but its damn too expensive.
  13. dan360

    dan360 F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2003
    Yep WAY over priced - the GTO EVOs are worth alot, but this can't be worth more than 350K-400K USD.
  14. 720

    720 F1 Rookie

    Jul 14, 2003
    So. Cal and No. Utah
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    bulls*it. yellow is my favorite. my red 360 gets a lot of attention, but when i drive my yellow one people go nuts...yelling, pumping their arms, honking, cheering (and i live in los angeles so people see a lot of really nice cars so i'm always amazed at all the enthusiasm a ferrari generates). i agree that red and silver and black are great colors on a sportscar, but red or yellow is a great choice on a ferrari. but i'm glad that not everybody chooses yellow. makes mine all the more special :)
  15. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
    MA USA
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    Mr. Doody
    i think yellow looks great on the GTO!

    this car has been for sale for YEARS hasn't it?

    what are they asking?

  16. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2003

    Yellow is the "hey I'm in a Ferrari which doesn't give me enough attention for my fragile ego, so I got it in yellow tooooo, look at meeeeee!"

    F that.

    Red is barely tolerable on other sportscars if you're a man, but for a Ferrari it's of course religion. Plus no other red looks so good.

    Black/Silver = a man's choice.
  17. Peter

    Peter F1 Veteran
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Dec 21, 2000
    B.C., Canada
    Is this car really as it is claimed to be?

    I just checked through Forza #17 (June '99), which is the GTO issue. According to a side-bar in the 288 GTO Buyer's Guide article, Marcel Massini is quoted that six pre-production prototypes were built:

    • 44421
    • 44725
    • 44727
    • 47647
    • 47711

    Noticed how I only typed five? Knowing full well Forza has made many mistakes (like in this instance how they can't count!), are they wrong, or is QV500.com wrong (S/N listed in that QV500 link is 47649 and only four built according to the seller).

  18. EnzoNZ

    EnzoNZ F1 Rookie

    Nov 9, 2001
    New Zealand
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    Andrew Wass
    The 6th one is 47649 and is the Yellow/Black one.

    Andrew in NZ
  19. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 8, 2003
    Heidelberg, Germany
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    just to die for!
  20. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
    MA USA
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    Mr. Doody
    ah yes, now i remember.

    these wackos want $1.6M for this car.

    GTOs are going in the 300s.

    they basically want 5X the cost of a production GTO.

    maybe there's a museum that'll be interested.

    buona fortuna,
  21. Peter

    Peter F1 Veteran
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Dec 21, 2000
    B.C., Canada
    Good then, so Forza just omitted it then.

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