Let us tell you a little story about a big car. This is a Ferrari 250 GTO. It was made in 1962 and is the third from a run of just 36 Ferrari 250 GTOs ever built.
Before it was sold to its first owner, Ferrari deployed a certain Phil Hill – 1961 Formula 1 world champion, no less – to use it as a test car ahead of the 1962 Targo Florio. Later, it was sold to the car’s first owner, Mr Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi. This gentleman racer was apparently one of Ferrari’s “most favoured privateer customers”, and as such, he used his new GTO to contest ten races in 1962. He won nine of them, and came second in the one he didn’t win.