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Unique Ferrari 250 GT Drogo Sold at Auction for €799,960 – Photo Gallery

€799,960 or $895,515 isn't a lot of money for a 250 Series Ferrari as these babies get more expensive with every passing day. All the more reason the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Drogo is a steal compared to the Prancing Horse's greatest - the majestic 250 GTO.
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Recently sold for the previously mentioned sum, the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo is an interesting example of old school coachbuilding. Built in May 1961 at Ferrari's Maranello skunkworks, this Prancing Horse wears an aluminium body shell designed by Piero Drogo. Piero swapped racing a non-works Cooper for Carrozzeria Sports Cars, a short-lived coachbuilding company.

Although the Modena-based outfit disappeared by the end of the 1960s, the Ferrari 250 GT Drogo didn't. Mounted on Ferarri chassis 0716TR, the 250 GT Drogo's underpinnings are shared with a 250 Testa Rossa. Considering that the 250 TR won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961, what hides under that beautiful transparent hood is sheer performance.

Animated by a Weber carb-enhanced 3-liter V12 motor and a four-on-the-floor manual transmission, the Drogo features the same 2,250 mm wheelbase as the Testa Rossa. The quad-cam Colombo V12 produces about 300 horsepower, which is a lot for a grand tourer that weighs less than a ton. The aerodynamic bodywork also helps with top speed, a factor that mostly depends on how fearless the driver is.

Even though the Drogo saw a lot of racing action from 1964 to 1977 (including the 1964 GP John Kennedy em Interlagos, 1965 GP Rio de Janeiro, 1967 Rio de Janeiro Campeonato Carioca Race, and 1967 Circuito de Petropolis Race), this one-of-a-kind Fezza underwent a complete nut-and-bolt restoration last year.

To whoever spent €799,960 to buy this magnificent piece of Bella Italia, please take care of the 250 GT Drogo without treating it like a collector's favorite garage queen. If the sun is bright and the traffic is light, you should enjoy driving this redhead every weekend or so, you lucky bastard.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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