Ferrari draws on its heritage for design inspiration and, sometimes, model names. That’s why there were three different Ferrari GTO models over a half century period. While not intended as a racecar like the legendary 250 GTO and later 288 GTO before the 2011 599 GTO was developed from an experimental track car program, called 599 XX. Ferrari built just 599 of these later GTOs, with 125 coming to the U.S. Gooding & Company is offering one of these rare machines at its Amelia Island auction, with a pre-sale estimate of $800K-$1M.
After dazzling car lusters with the Testarossa in the 1980s, Ferrari moved forward by taking a step back to its roots with the front-engine V12 550 Maranello in 1996, and then topped it with the 575M Maranello in 2002. And the Ferraristi were pleased.