Ferrari 360 N/GT For sale
Chassis 000GTM - the very first Michelotto built
Extensive FIA GT and ALMS history from 2000 to 2005
Superb original condition
This fantastic car is chassis 000GTM, the very first 360 GT built by Michelotto and sold to JMB Racing to take part to the FIA GT. It has an extensive racing history, as follows :
- 2000 : FIA GT car #70
- 2001 : FIA GT car #63 – Championship team winner
- 2002 : FIA GT car #52
- 2003 : Daytona 24h / car #22 - Sebring 12h car #29 / Le Mans test car #70
- Sold to GPC in 2004
- 2005 : FIA GT car#86
Since its retirement the car has been kept very carefully in a private collection. In 2016 it come to Art & Revs to receive a service and is in perfect working order. It is in excellent original condition having always been entered by top teams and maintained regardless of cost.
000GTM has notably the very late specifications including the desirable Hewland 6 speed sequential gearbox.
This is a truly unique opportunity to acquire an important piece of Ferrari racing history and the very first of Michelotto’s fabulous Ferrari Berlinetta V8s.
At the end of the 90s Ferrari was not motivated by any other racing programs than F1 and the Challenge series. With the launch in 1999 of the 360 Modena there was, however, a great basis for a new GT race car and a proper racing program. After racing successfully 333 SPs in the FIA Sport Cars championship and at Le Mans, JMB Racing who had developed a close relationship with Ferrari and Michelotto finally got the authorization to develop and race 360s in the new FIA - N/GT category. Originally Ferrari was reluctant and only 3 cars were built for the 2000 FIA GT season, numbered 000/001/002GTM. After a difficult start performance and reliability improve, in 2001 JMB won both FIA N/GT driver and team titles.
This great result encouraged Ferrari to build a proper customer program for the 360 in FIA N/GT & ACO GTLM classes. In 2002 the car was then made available for private teams and a total of about 20 cars were built until 2005 when it was replaced by the F430 GT. This was the start of a new era for Ferrari in GT and the success story continued with the 430, 458 and 488s.