Extremely rare? Check. Functional? Check. Envy-inducing? Very probable. If you're searching for the ultimate holiday gift, this 1962 Ferrari may be just the ticket – provided you have a spare $55 million to match the asking price.
This eye-watering sum vastly exceeds the current world record auction price of $38.1 million paid in 2014 for a red version (formerly belonging to British racing legend Stirling Moss) of the same 250 GTO model.
Yet according to John Collins, founder of U.K.-based Ferrari dealer Talacrest, which is selling the car, the less commonplace color of this model should make a difference to the price.
"The color's striking, the blue with a white stripe - it's original race colors and the race history on the car is really good," he explained.
"Most of the GTOs are red - if you compare this with a red one it just stands out so much more," he added.