Ex - Patrick Collection - collected by Michael Ward from the factory - handed over by Enzo Ferrari himself!
Featured in Motor Magazine Road test - Photos below. Photo below. Subsequently owned by Noel Edmonds - a very special car which drives fantastically - the 288 GTO represents a strong investment - based on market interest recently.
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Extensive history below hints at the tremendous history and provenance associated with this car:
08/08/83 - Order placed by John Ward (curator of the The Patrick Collection) -£5.000 deposit supplied.
18/08/83 - Order confirmed by Colmore. Request for RHD specification noted by the dealer.
21/03/84 - Ferrari confirms the 288 GTO will be produced to their importers
04/02/85 - Coverage of factory collection arranged with "Motor Magazine".
17/04/88 - Italian temporary registration issued. "EE 023 AV.
26/04/85 - Completion for chassis 55729 paperwork supplied by Ferrari.
17/05/85 - Collected from the factory by John Ward & Phillip Turner - car handed over by Enzo Ferrari himself! Cheque handed over by John Ward for £59,989.
23/06/85 - UK duties paid bringing the total price to circa £78,000. Registration 426 CFO purchased by the Patrick collection - UK registered.
24/05/85 - 55729 placed on display in the Patrick collection Museum.
30/05/85 - Deposit returned to Patrick collection following the collection from the factory.
01/06/86 - Article covering the factory collection appears in "Motor" magazine.
21/08/86 - Road tested by "Performance Car Magazine".
16/01/87 - Extensive details regarding 55729 logged with Marcel Massini.
05/03/86 - Body service completed by Colmore.
03/08/88 - Road test by Museum - OUT 3,886 kms - IN: 4.084 kms.
14/11/89 - Road test by Museum - IN: 4,118 kms.
27/07/90 - Road test by Museum - IN: 4,180 kms.
27/02/01 - Road test by Museum - IN: 4,200 kms.
25/02/82 - Road teat by Museum - IN: 4290 kms.
29/12/93 - MOT: 4,321 kms.
31/12/93 - Road test by Museum - IN: 4,362 kms.
07/01/94 - Road test by Museum - IN: 4,894 kms.
07/06/94 - Purchased by William Loughran (Motor Trader - never registered in his name). 5,090 kms.
06/09/94 - Purchased by Noel Edmunds – 2nd owner (although V5 showed 3rd?).
08/09/94 - Serviced by Lorenzini (Cambelts, Engine Oil, Brake Fluid & Gearbox Oil).
13/01/98 - MOT: 5,475 kms.
23/05/95 - Clutch slave cylinder overhauled by Lorenzini 9,748 kms. 23/04/98 - MOT 6,352 kms.
24/02/97 - Cambelt service by Lorenzini, 6,959 kms.
11/11/97 - MOT: 7,168 kms.
17/11/96 - MOT. 7,623 kms.
21/06/00 - MOT. 7,776 kms.
21/06/00 - Serviced by Neil Lucas. 7,785 kms.
30/06/00 - Purchased by Richard Oldsworth - 3rd owner.
07/09/00 - Noel Edmunds writes to Richard Oldsworth admitting he used car sparingly and "it was a bit of a museum piece", in his collection.
08/06/01 - Cambelt service & various by Neil Lucas. 8,888 kms.
06/06/01 - MOT: 8,698 kms.
2x/06/02 - MOT: 9,406 kms.
28/06/02 - Various jobs incl. MOT by Neil Lucas. 9,413 kms.
19/08/03 - Ignition system service & Clutch Bell housing replacement due to porosity. 9,844 kms.
20/08/03 - MOT: 9,844 kms.
07/09/04 - MOT: 10,410 kms.
31/11/04 - Cambelts service & Ignition system full service by Neil Lucas - 10,843 kms.
17/08/06 - 11,415 kms.
15/12/05 - Annual service & various by Rardley Motors. 11,429 kms.
26/08/06 - 11,738 kms.
10/08/07 - Major Cambelt service by Neil Lucas. 12,349 kms.
24/08/07 - MOT: 12.429 kms.
23/09/08 - Purchased by Roald Goethe (owner of the ROFGO GULF collection) - 4th owner.
15/08/08 - MOT: 12,811 kms.
16/02/09 - Gearbox removed and clutch release bearing replaced. All other items checked. Minor service. 12,774 kms.
17/03/09 - MOT 12,878 kms.
15/04/10 - Purchased by Andy wood - 5th owner.
15/04/10 - MOT: 13,969 kms.
01/11/11 - Featured in "Classic Cars Magazine"
19/07/11 - Annual service by DK Engineering. 14,084 kms.
10/10/11 - MOT 14,118 kms.
February 2012 - owned and on sale by Talacrest
Video featuring a Ferrari 288 GTO produced by Evo magazine - nearly 18 months - rest assured the market has moved upwards since...