The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO

Overview

This book covers the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the iconic Ferrari 288 GTO, including the prototypes, the early production cars, the mainstream production cars in their various specification guises, and the Evolution cars planned for the aborted Group B FIA race series. It features over 400 relevant photographs, from original production images to the cars as they are today, including the 1984 Geneva Salon where the car debuted, the first ever GTO Reunion in 1985, current salon and...

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Overview

This book covers the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the iconic Ferrari 288 GTO, including the prototypes, the early production cars, the mainstream production cars in their various specification guises, and the Evolution cars planned for the aborted Group B FIA race series. It features over 400 relevant photographs, from original production images to the cars as they are today, including 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 America in 2009. Also featured are the actual factory production approval sheets, as filed with the Italian government, in an illustrated technical drawing form, along with 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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

"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

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845842734
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 637,114
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe has been a Lamborghini and Ferrari owner and enthusiast for over 20 years, and regularly writes at club and magazine levels. He organized the first-ever Miura Reunion in California in 2000, and also facilitated the sale of the first million dollar Lamborghini, the Miura Roadster, in 2006. 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 California with his wife Margaret, their three children, and a few old classics.

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