Car Crash: Ferrari 250 GTO Wrecked in France

Ferrari 250 GTO Wrecked in France

Internet rumours are building surrounding a Ferrari 250 GTO that wrecked on its way to LeMans Classic this weekend. Reports suggest that chassis number 3445GT was involved in an accident while trying to turn off the D 766 in Northern France. It was hit from behind by another driver attempting to overtake while the Ferrari turned left. Four people are reported to have been taken to hospital including the American driver.

The cars were travelling to the LeMans Classic this weekend as part of the regular 250 GTO tour. Our pictures from that event reveal that chassis number 3445GT was not present despite having started on the tour earlier in the week. The pictures in the gallery below show the blue and yellow Ferrari in question as photographed by Kidston at an earlier stage.

This is probably one of the most expensive accidents in history, if the rumours prove to be true. Earlier on in the year, Dutch-born businessman Eric Heerema is rumoured to have sold his 250 GTO to US-based classic car collector Craig McCaw in a transaction valued at $35 million. Chassis number 3445GT is a Series I vehicle. 36 Series I Ferrari 250 GTO’s were built by the factory with a further three Series II bodied cars arriving later on and four Series I cars being converted to Series II body types. The cars feature the 3.0 liter V12 engine from the 250 Testa Rossa producing 300hp with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Hopefully we’ll have more details to share with you next week. In the mean time, we wish the four casualties a speedy recovery.

[Via AxisofOversteer and LaNouvelleRepublique]

Published: July 8, 2012 10:04 pm

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3 Comments

  1. albert says:

    I have an orginal body of the 250GTO 1962. Not sure Mr. Cox would purchase from me and how much should I set my price???

  2. vador says:

    For a couple of millions Ferrari Classiche will happily resurrect it even if it’s a big puddle of melted aluminium.
    So spare us your usual whinings, Ladies.

  3. Alex says:

    When I saw the title all I thought was NO NO NO, then I read the article and all I thought was HOLY CRAP NO NO NO!!!