Pink Floyd Drummer and AC/DC Frontman Go For a Spin in a $50 Million Ferrari 250 GTO
Chances are you’ll likely never see a Ferrari 250 GTO in person. With a valuation of more than $50 million, these ultra-rare Ferraris seldom see the light of day. However, Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC, and Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, decided to meet up and take this rare machine for a spin.
The pair took the car out for Johnson’s show on YouTube, A Life On The Road. Given the car’s worth, Johnson sat passenger as Mason did all of the driving. Additionally, we get a sneak peek at Mason’s extensive collection of rare cars.
How much is a Ferrari 250 GTO worth?
The Ferrari 250 GTO was built originally in the 1960s as a homologation special so the carmaker could compete in the Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. Under its hood lies a naturally-aspirated V12 engine pushing out 296 hp and 217 lb-ft. While that might not seem like a lot, this racing machine weighed in at around 2,000 lb.
A total of 36 Ferrari 250 GTOs left the factory back in the 1960s. 33 of these cars built between 1962 to 1963 featured what Ferrari called the Series I body style. The last three cars built in 1964 featured an updated Series II body.
If you wanted one of these cars back in the 1960s, you needed to main things. The first was $18,000 since that was the car’s MSRP in the U.S. In today’s money, we’re talking about around $156,000. The second important item was company founder Enzo Ferrari’s approval since he didn’t sell cars to anyone.
However, given the Ferrari 250 GTO’s racing history, these cars have skyrocketed in price. Since most of these are a part of motorsport history, they can sell for up to $50 million today.
Watch two rockstars go out for a spin
Aside from featuring a Ferrari 250 GTO, Johnson’s latest YouTube video also gives us a glimpse at the friendship shared between two legends. Since the car itself is quite loud, you don’t get to hear much of their conversation. Regardless the smiles on their faces tell all as they take this ultra-rare Ferrari out.
However, aside from being massively valuable today, this Ferrari 250 GTO is part of Pink Floyd’s history. That’s because CarScoops reports that Mason used his Ferrari back in 1987 as collateral to fund the band’s tour for its album “A Momentary Lapse of Reason.”
Without the car, the tour itself might not have happened at all. More importantly, since the tour was a massive success, Mason got to keep the car.
How many Ferrari 250 GTOs are there left in the world?
Despite such a small production run, all 36 Ferrari 250 GTO examples remain today. This is particularly impressive given their existence as racing machines back in the 1960s. Given their massive value today, it is likely that none of these cars will ever be considered “totaled.” Even if one is involved in a massive accident, it makes sense to repair and restore them from a money standpoint.