This book covers the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the iconic Ferrari 288 GTO, including the prototypes, the early production cars, the mainstream production cars in their various specification guises, and the Evolution cars planned for the aborted Group B FIA race series. It features over 400 relevant photographs, from original production images to the cars as they are today, including the 1984 Geneva Salon where the car debuted, the first ever GTO Reunion in 1985, current salon and action images, right up to the 25th Anniversary Ferrari 288 GTO Reunion held in America in 2009. Also featured are the actual factory production approval sheets, as filed with the Italian government, in an illustrated technical drawing form, along with a chassis by chassis register of every 288 GTO built, including destroyed prototypes, production cars, and GTO Evoluziones - in fact all 284 cars ever built. This book contains essential resources covering all aspects of the car, including archives, maintenance specialists, restoration specialists, worldwide clubs, parts sources, etc. A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated look at a unique sports car, and a must-have for Ferrari fans.
Over the past 24 years, both in England and in the USA, Joe Sackey has personally owned many classic cars, including multiple Lamborghini Miuras, all Countach variants, several Ferrari F40s and 288 GTOs, and many classic Porsches. Joe's commitment in several time-consuming nut-and-bolt restorations has brought him untold knowledge and experience with these cars. In 2006, he facilitated the sale of the famed one-off Lamborghini Miura ZN75 Spyder, and in 2007, he secured the sale of yet another million-dollar Miura, the Miura SVJ, for $1.5 million USD. For 2009, Joe has organised and sponsored the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Ferrari 288 GTO in America, held during the famed Monterey week. A world-record attendance of 288 GTOs is expected to attend. Joe is the author of the 272-page hardcover book on the Lamborghini Miura, The Lamborghini Miura Bible, published in 2008 by Veloce Publishing.