OK it looks like I am alone on the 288 GTO discussion. So lets go with a $10,000,000 car. Would you drive it on a public road? In a city? How about on I-5 in L.A.?
Finally someone that agrees with me. You buy a $10,000,000 for the same reasons you buy a Monet. When you buy a Monet you don't then put it on a wall where sun hits it all day. When you buy a $10,000,000 car you don't risk the SUV soccer Mom trashing your $10,000,000 investment in two quick seconds.Mikeltm said:Now here is where I draw the line, I can not in good consience say I would drive a $10,000,000 or so car around, just could not bring myself to do it, put it on the truck and go to the track sometimes, sure, but not on everyday streets as an accident would send me over the edge and the concept of my entire net worth being wraped up in a single car is a bit too much.
Did I miss something??Enzo250GTO said:Look at what happened to the 250 GTO that was recently damaged on the public street! And it was at a 250 GTO anniversary event, nonetheless. The guy (I think Jon Shirley's?) was lucky it was only front damage and not a huge car that well...ripped it to pieces.
I think Kroyman would agree. Of all the 250 GTOs I know his sees the most pavement.marlin said:Same as with the 288 GTO, if you can afford it drive it.
I doubt that any 250 GTO is 100% original.
Drive it, race it, service it, fix it.
As long as money was no object.
You wouldn't buy a £10m house and not live in it
I agree with this; why would you buy a car if you don't drive/race it?FerrariKiller said:I wouldn't spend $10M on a car that I couldn't drive. I don't get satisfaction out of having a museum piece.
With that said, I would either not buy it or drive it as often as I could.
My guess is that it was a daily driver in the late '60s early '70s before the market prices skyrocketed.FunkyJunc said:I mentioned this in the 288 post. 3851 gets used as a daily driver all the time and nothing has ever happened to it! It was in Forza Magazine issue 57. I would NOT trailer it everywhere. But Im not taking it to go to work either. Freeway ... I dont think so. But I think theres a place for driving a $10,000,000 car, and its not always on a track.
And now it is a museumpiece with Ralph Lauren... At least you can say you drove itkrasnavian said:Well...I DID drive a 250 GTO (#3987) on the public streets. It was my daily driver for three years. The only trouble I ever had with the car was after a day at Willow Springs raceway when the differential cracked, but nothing bad ever came from using it as transportation.
My friend Matthew used the famous Breadvan in a similar fashion. Yes, those were the days before the cars moved into the multi-million dollar neighborhood, so one might think I'm missing the point of this thread question. However, I'm reminded of the comment made by one enthusiastic classic driver--was it Neil Corner or Colin Crabbe?--who said the car isn't worth the millions, the title is. Mine was always kept in a safe place.
That is a very good question. To insure a $10,000,000 car I am guessing you don't call your auto insurance agent. You would probably need someone that underwrites large policy's for assets like art, estates etc.308ROB said:I will drive it outside the city on every dry weekend, meeting and trackday's But I'm curious how much the road insurance will cost, any idee? Rob