Matthew Jones19 April 2012

Video: Ferrari 250 GTO gets thrashed

Super-rare classics from Amelia Island concours get driven properly

You'd imagine the cars that populate the Amelia Island Concours are a bit like Geishas; slaves to their own beauty, carefully ushered from one showcase to the next. But this cockle-warming video shows a different side to the exclusive US show scene.

The footage was captured on the Floridian island during the 17th annual Concours d'Elegance this May. And it involves a thorough throat-clearing of a classic so rare it's even eluded the great Jeremy of Clarkson - the Ferrari 250 GTO

Now watch. Then check your savings account. Then feel a bit sad.

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