2016 Ferrari 488 GTE

The latest in Ferrari’s illustrious line of rear-engine V8 GT cars, the 488 GTE made its competition debut in the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours. With one car each from SMP Racing, Risi Competizione and Scuderia Corsa, it was Scuderia Corsa — with the sister car to that offered here — which defied expectations to take an excellent 10th place overall and 4th in class, behind established GT class grandees Corvette Racing and Porsche.

Scuderia Corsa purchased a second 488 — this car — for the Sebring 12 Hours in March. Against strong class opposition from Aston Martin Racing and the Alex Job Racing Porsches, the car ran faultlessly to win the GT Daytona class and finish 22nd overall.

The IMSA Championship culminated in a class victory in the end-of-season championship standings, which marked the first time a female driver, Christina Nielsen, won a major North American sports car championship. In 2017 the car was entered at Le Mans. The car crossed the line in 44th place and 14th in the GTE-Am class.

With 5,000 km (3,106 miles) of driving time left on the engine and 6,000 km (3,728 miles) left on the gearbox, this 488 GTE is supplied with a 12-month powertrain warranty — should the purchaser wish Scuderia Corsa to continue to prepare the car on their behalf. Presented in its Le Mans livery, with impeccable history — and offered for sale directly from the original owner — chassis 4208 is still eligible for numerous GT series worldwide.

Thor Thorson

Thor Thorson - SCM Contributing Editor

Thor grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars , racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for more than 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector-car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003.

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