The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO

The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO

by Joe Sackey
     
 

The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO - the complete story of this iconic car, featuring a Foreword by engineer Nicola Materazzi, and 400 photos including stunning colour images and original production and homologation documents. Covering the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the Ferrari 288 GTO, this book details the prototypes, early

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The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO - the complete story of this iconic car, featuring a Foreword by engineer Nicola Materazzi, and 400 photos including stunning colour images and original production and homologation documents. Covering the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the Ferrari 288 GTO, this book details the prototypes, early production cars, mainstream production cars in their various guises, and the Evolution cars, originally built for Group B racing.

Pictures include the 1984 Geneva Salon where the car debuted, the first ever GTO Reunion in 1985, current salon and action images, right up to the 25th Anniversary Ferrari 288 GTO Reunion held in Monterey, California, in 2009. Also featured are the actual factory production approval sheets by Leonardo Fioravanti and Nicola Materazzi, as filed with the Italian government. You will also find a chassis by chassis register of every 288 GTO built, including destroyed prototypes, production cars, and GTO Evoluziones - in fact all 284 cars ever built.

The Ferrari 288 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato), was the car that Enzo Ferrari expected to cause "love at first sight", with its iconic body styling by Pininfarana design chief, Leonardo Fioravante. This car, built at the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy, is probably the most revered and sought after Ferrari ever built, and its iconic status is assured by its performance, rarity and beauty.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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dominantly a visual feast. The text, although minimal, is highly informative, easy to read and downright inspiring ... this book is just about perfect. It made me fall in love with the 288 GTO all over again." - Prancing Horse"

essential reading for any GTO obsessive." - Evo"

A tribute to a truly important and delectable automobile." - The Flying Lady"

Whether you are fortunate enough to own one, are planning to buy one, or simply dream of hopefully seeing one in person in your lifetime, you owe it to your Petrolista self to pick up a copy of The Book of the 288 GTO by Joe Sackey. Five years in the making, this is without a doubt the most comprehensive, most researched book on this legendary Ferrari ... makes a great addition to any enthusiast's automotive bookshelf." - Petrolicious"

Joe has figured out how to create a book with 325 photos of essentially the same car and still make it interesting ... it's difficult to imagine what further information on the car might fill the pages - as good a reason as any to pick up Joe's book and fill in that empty slot in your Ferrari bookshelf." - Veloce Today"

Author Sackey follows up his brilliant Miura book with this great read on Ferrari's 288 GTO. It covers the car's background, design, production and legacy. There's a foreword by the chief engineer, plus you get full stats, reproductions of magazine reviews and stunning photos." - Auto Express

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845842734
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2013
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
896,467
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Sackey has been a Ferrari and Lamborghini owner and enthusiast for over 20 years. His previous work includes The Lamborghini Miura Bible and he writes regularly at club and magazine levels. Joe operates as an international Ferrari Supercar Specialist, and has owned many classic cars including Lamborghini Miuras, Countach variants, Ferrari F40s and 288 GTOs, giving him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He organised the first-ever Miura Reunion in Monterey, California in 2000, and also facilitated the sale of the first million dollar Lamborghini, the Miura Roadster, in 2006. He organised and sponsored the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Ferrari 288 GTO, held during the famed Monterey Week in 2009. As an archivist and historian, he has become closely involved with the International Lamborghini Registry, and often lends his considerable experience to others looking to locate and restore that special car. Joe lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife Margaret, their three children, and a few old classics.

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