FERRARI 288 GTO

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  1. adonai87

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    Francois de Perrot? The actor?
     
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  3. borja_tf

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    Possibly if it's that man
     
  4. Marcel Massini

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    No.

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  5. borja_tf

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    It seems that this man was a naval architect...
     
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  8. borja_tf

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    The first to register in Spain, imported by Juan Quintano.

    Spain had no "quota" for the GTO but Mr. Quintano had the quota of Houston USA and was able to bring 2 units, his (# 58141 and this one in the image)
     
  9. Marcel Massini

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    54797 was registered new in Spain 12 April 1985 but as a "308 GTB".

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  10. borja_tf

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    At the time of register it, some "fool" thought of writing it down like this ... maybe because it was a new model and it was easier to add it to an already known one ...
     
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  12. 275GTB

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    I was wondering if it was a financial decision, market it down at the dealer cost of a 308 versus a 288GTO - big saving on import duty, local taxes that apply in Spain etc?
     
  13. ChipG

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    In 1985 how much was the GTO? $83k window sticker price and a 1985 308 was what? $60k ish? so not that big of difference then compared to $2 million plus today.
     
  14. 275GTB

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    20% is 20% no matter how much in whatever year - plus there may have been different tax levels depending on sticker price
     
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  15. ChipG

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    So he saved $500 bucks :)
     
  16. borja_tf

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    the other unit, #58141 is also registered as 308 GTB
     
  17. borja_tf

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    I think it is something more ignorance / ease to register them than the tax issue
     
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  18. ChipG

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    agree
     
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  19. PAUL500

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    The 288 may not have been homologated for Spain, so maybe easier to slide it in under the radar as a 308? as it sounds as if they did not come in via the official importer.

    Everyone knows its just a 308 with a fancy bodykit anyway! ;):eek::p
     
  20. joe sackey

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    There wasn't a quota for any country, GTOs were built as a production run to satisfy FIA Homologation and the cars were simply offered to loyal Ferrari VIP clients and insiders.

    It wasn't Homologated anywhere, that's why they were sold directly from the factory and the vast majority of cars were picked up there by owners, dealers or agents.
     
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  21. borja_tf

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    This is what the first owner of one of the units that was registered in Spain said and that is how I understood it ...
     
  22. PAUL500

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    They would have required country by country type approval to be used on the road, as they were not sold as pure race cars though.

    Back then in the UK some Group B cars were sold as knock down kits to bypass the road regs and each buyer had to then put them through individual approval to get them on the road, such as the Metro 6r4, that was not the case with the 288.

    The 308 will have had Spanish type approval where as the 288 probably did not have, so they probably used the ruse of claiming them to be 308s instead.

    "They" being the first importer/owner not Ferrari that is.
     
  23. joe sackey

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    That makes sense, but that's not what happened.

    The GTO was and is used in many countries where it never received any type approval via crash-testing or transportation authority homologation, it was simply road-registered as a Ferrari, exactly how that happened is one for the history books.

    Nowadays, because it is over 30 years, it can be registered almost anywhere as just another classic car.
     
  24. PAUL500

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    How did they get way with that!, every single one of them was a fully fledged road car, did they do the same as the 250 GTO and LM and tag them onto an existing model range as a sub model then to dip under the regs? even lowly Austin Rover never tried that trick with the 6r4 Even back in the 80s type approval was required by car manufacturers for most countries other than single vehicle approvals for kit cars etc

    So are they actually officially 308s then according to Ferrari technical documents? I was only trying to get a rise as I know that claim riles some, but maybe they were after all........
     
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  26. joe sackey

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    People get away with a lot of things.

    The ex-Niki Lauda GTO, I was the driver that day, fantastic example, feels a bit more potent than the one I owned, and the other dozen or so I have driven.
     
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