The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO - the complete story of this iconic car, featuring a Foreword by engineer Nicola Materazzi, and 400 photos including stunning colour images and original production and homologation documents. Covering the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the Ferrari 288 GTO, this book details the prototypes, early production cars, mainstream production cars in their various guises, and the Evolution cars, originally built for Group B racing.
Pictures include 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 Monterey, California, in 2009. Also featured are the actual factory production approval sheets by Leonardo Fioravanti and Nicola Materazzi, as filed with the Italian government. You will also find 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.
The Ferrari 288 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato), was the car that Enzo Ferrari expected to cause "love at first sight", with its iconic body styling by Pininfarana design chief, Leonardo Fioravante. This car, built at the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy, is probably the most revered and sought after Ferrari ever built, and its iconic status is assured by its performance, rarity and beauty.
Joe Sackey has been a Ferrari and Lamborghini owner and enthusiast for over 20 years. His previous work includes The Lamborghini Miura Bible and he writes regularly at club and magazine levels. Joe operates as an international Ferrari Supercar Specialist, and has owned many classic cars including Lamborghini Miuras, Countach variants, Ferrari F40s and 288 GTOs, giving him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He organised the first-ever Miura Reunion in Monterey, California in 2000, and also facilitated the sale of the first million dollar Lamborghini, the Miura Roadster, in 2006. He organised and sponsored the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Ferrari 288 GTO, held during the famed Monterey Week in 2009. As an archivist and historian, he has become closely involved with the International Lamborghini Registry, and often lends his considerable experience to others looking to locate and restore that special car. Joe lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife Margaret, their three children, and a few old classics.