A Rare Ferrari Crashes in France

Every year, Ferrari enthusiasts gather in Europe for a driving tour through the country to celebrate the Ferrari 250 GTO. This year was particularly important, as it was the car's 50th anniversary - and since there are only 39 Ferrari 250 GTO models in existence, it's an annual event that garners quite a bit of attention. And some of the drivers are pretty famous - Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and JCB Boss, Sir Anthony Bamford were among the attendees.

So when we heard that one American driver, Chris Cox crashed his 1962 GTO with his wife in the passenger seat, we were surprised, to say the least. Both he and his wife are okay, though his $30 million Ferrari didn't fare so well.

Built in 1962, with chassis number 3445GT, it was originally red before being painted blue by one of its original owners. This year's crash isn't its first, surprisingly - it was fully restored in 1976, well before being purchased by Mr. Cox in 2005. It's powered by a 3.0-liter V12 that pumps out 300 ponies of power and enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 in just six seconds. Top speed? 174 mph. Values of the 37 other cars like it in the world range from $27 to $35 million.

We'd hate to see the world lose such a rare car, so we hope it can be fully restored yet again this year.

You won't find a Ferrari 250 GTO here at Boardwalk Ferrari, but you are likely to find the car of your dreams in either our new Ferrari or pre-owned luxury model inventory. Check them out online and then contact us to arrange a test drive or learn more about any of the models that catch your eye.

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