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Blood and thunder Ferrari GT racer with actual wins under its belt is for sale
Thank Ferrari’s Corse Clienti department for this wide-eyed, wide-mouthed apex-splitter. It is a 2004 Ferrari 360 GTC, and it could be yours for, well, quite a bit actually. But we’ll come to that shortly.
Developed by CC in collaboration with Michelotto – who help build all of Ferrari’s GT racing cars – it was the successor to the 360 GT. The chief change was a change in positioning for the rear wing; thanks to wind tunnel testing, it yielded a ‘significant’ improvement in downforce.
All the better to deploy that race-bred, 3.6-litre V8 and all of its 450bhp. Furthermore, there’s 310lb ft of torque on hand too, deployed to the rear wheels and carrying just 1,100kg of Ferrari (as per the racing regs).
This particular car was labelled chassis number 2060, and delivered new to Scuderia Mik Corse for the 2004 Italian GT championship. It racked up class wins at Mugello, Enna-Pergusa, Misano-Adriatico and Vallelunga.
The following year, it was sold to the Scuderia Playteam where it was quite a bit more successful. Future Ferrari GT racer Toni Vilander was one of the drivers on board for 2005, who would help chassis 2060 win the Spanish GT championship, and the Italian GT championship. Not a bad year, that.
It never reached those heady heights again, as it only saw occasional use (better to quit while still on top, no?), and passed to its current owner in May 2008. We’re told it has been meticulously maintained by Michelotto ever since, with some €60,000 spent on a recent “mechanical overhaul”.
Barring a new set of tyres and a cambelt, you can indulge in your ultimate Ferrari Racing Driver fantasies, 2060 being pretty much track-ready. The price for such V8-powered excellence? At RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale at the end of May, it’s expected to go for €350k. That’s £300k, as we write.
Exactly 70 years ago today, Ferrari’s first ever car – the 125 S – competed in its first ever race. So, on such an esteemed anniversary, why not do the honourable thing?