GTO crashes en route to Le Mans

| 8 Jul 2012

One of the 39 Ferrari 250GTOs is believed to have been involved in a serious road accident in France during a tour celebrating the model’s 50th anniversary.

Reports are sketchy, but it is thought that Friday’s collision – in which the car was badly damaged – happened near Le Mans, where 23 GTOs were due to take part in a parade.

It’s thought that the Ferrari collided with another vehicle. Worrying reports that four people were taken to hospital, one of them seriously injured, have yet to be confirmed.

Also unconfirmed is whether the GTO is chassis 3445, built in 1962, which started life with Scaglietti coachwork before being rebodied by Piero Drogo in ’65.

It was once owned by Count Giovanni Volpi and has been raced by drivers such as Nino Vaccarella (pictured above at Le Mans in ’62), Chris Amon and David Piper.