Michael Jackson 288GTO Owner?

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  1. Ferrari FXX

    Ferrari FXX Formula Junior

    Jun 27, 2007
    Serious question not joking here. I've heard rumors that Michael Jackson owned a 288GTO that was still in great condition. If that were true how much would the car be worth now that he's passed on & just the fact that it was his car.

    I've also heard he owned a red 430.
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  3. AustinMartin

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    It was a 308 or 328 IIRC.
  4. f308jack

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    A 308, said to be purple.
  5. modena1_2003

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    It's so hard not to crack a joke here... But IIRC as was said before, it was a 308.

  6. AJ

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    I think he owned a Daytona Spider too?
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  8. Drive550PFB

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    Pepsi apparently gave him a Straman Testarossa convertible that he used in the the commercials years ago.
  9. DenisB

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    That would be a "PERVERTABLE" top goes down an' so does the driver
  10. ddemuro

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    Wow! A little variation here, anyone? :)
  11. mpaub1386

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  13. DennisForza

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    Road and Track reported it, so it must be true....
  14. Jet-X

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    #11 Jet-X, Jul 9, 2009
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    I see a Countach, some American car, a 308, and a Daytona...and 6 Jacksons, so not sure who own(s)(ed) what...

    (this is out of the memorial program)

    (I also get a kick out of the Confederate flag on two of the driving suits)
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  15. Drive550PFB

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    Tito needs to stay away from the Cheeseburgers. That racing suit is a little snug. He should have included a pair of tube socks--if you know what I mean.
  16. smthkat789

    smthkat789 Karting

    Feb 29, 2008
    Access Hollywood says he has 75 cars and will talk about it on 7/10.
    I'm not sure how in depth the show will go with his cars but its a general look at his assets.
  17. crinoid

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    I heard he owned a sparkly Enzo completely covered in Swarovski crystals with white tires !! ! !
  18. TestShoot

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    The guy that bought one of the companies I worked for (praise the lord!) was an Fcar enthusiast and Tito or Jermaine were always in his office. IIRC they had the bulk of the cars, MJ never drove.
  19. Jedi

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    MICHAEL will talk about it?? How will THAT be done exactly.... :D
  20. 4re308

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    Cool picture! I see the Daytona Spider, a Countach and a 308 in the background. Nice to know he had and enjoyed Ferraris.
  21. big.bryant

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    he also says: "here were very, very few authentic 456 Spyders made. Only a handful for the Sultan of Brunei. (He also has the only White 288 GTO, which must be amazing)."

    Isn't the white GTO owned by a British gentleman?

    I'm sorry but I'm going to have to take this guy's word with a grain of salt.
  22. #Lennard

    #Lennard Formula 3

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    Alot of Brunei cars are already sold. So maybe this one escaped as well
  23. Flash G

    Flash G Three Time F1 World Champ
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    About 2 years ago, I was looking to buy a hardtop Corniche, and found a black one for sale on the Sunset Strip. My budget was around 30k for a really nice example.

    It was a 1975 Corniche "Turbo", and 30k would have been more than generous for that car. The current owner was asking $100k. :eek:

    When I asked what the $70k premium on the car was for, he said that Michael Jackson was the original owner. Remember, this was at the lowest point of Jacko's career, and paying an extra $70k because Jackson had once owned the car seemed ridiculous. I offered a little under $40k for the car and was turned down.

    The car is STILL for sale, and I'm sure the owner is now asking DOUBLE for it because of Jacko's death.

    The point is, any "Jackson" car will now command a significant amount more than what logic would dictate.

    Is it worth it? Only time will tell.
  24. SefacHotRodder

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  25. Sfumato

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    MJ's dead?
  26. AlexO91

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    #23 AlexO91, Jul 12, 2009
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    Anything that was owned or signed by Michael would have probably doubled or trippled in value by now, Wheather it's worth it or not. Anything that is/was associated with his name will always be worth alot, which is probably why everyone that worked for him blead him dry.
  27. Wolfgang5150

    Wolfgang5150 F1 Rookie

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    My parents took us to the Victory tour in '84; they bought us programs, which we recently dug out. This picture in the middle of the program; whether viewied in 84 or 2009 features some serious hardware. From left to right; black daytona spyder; 308; dp porsche; countach; KITT (it's Michael, go figure); red daytona spyder....
  28. Wolfgang5150

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    #25 Wolfgang5150, Jul 17, 2009
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