There is race win significance and drivers. Le Mans is more important than Nassau Speed Weeks.
Getting to current times it will matter who performed the restoration. How long ago was it?
GTO #4757, was sold for $16 million in 2010.
The GTO went for a rumoured $25 million.
You see, GTO 1 could be worth $10, maybe 15, million more than GTO 2,
If history & condition can double the value of the car,
Original is a better deal for bottom end of its market.
This goes against purist logic, @ least at the bottom end of the Ferrari market(cars like mine), but makes perfect sense even beyond the hi end Ferrari market.
Collectors like Ralph Lauren restores his cars to the height of their racing history and/or popularity, not as original.
The 1969 ZL-1 Camaro is as rare a Musclecar as any rare Italian race car.
When ZL-1 #01 was restored in the 80's, it was documented by Hot Rod Magazine.
It was restored to the condition it was as a custom painted race car in the early 70's, with all of it's era-correct modifications necessary for racing.
As people would recognize it.
Not as the strait black Plain Jane it was delivered as.
Nobody ever seen it like that.
Have all 250GTO's accounted for been restored?
Are all GTO's accounted for??
Good thread, I hope I didn't get to far off.