Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO Hardcover – December 15, 2013
Discover collectible copies of the books you love
Explore rare and antiquarian books from independent booksellers around the world. Learn more on AbeBooks.com.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"Author Sackey follows up his brilliant Miura book with this great read on Ferrari's 288 GTO. It covers the car's background, design, production and legacy. There's a foreword by the chief engineer, plus you get full stats, reproductions of magazine reviews and stunning photos." - Auto Express
"essential reading for any GTO obsessive." - Evo
"Whether you are fortunate enough to own one, are planning to buy one, or simply dream of hopefully seeing one in person in your lifetime, you owe it to your Petrolista self to pick up a copy of The Book of the 288 GTO by Joe Sackey. Five years in the making, this is without a doubt the most comprehensive, most researched book on this legendary Ferrari ... makes a great addition to any enthusiast's automotive bookshelf." - Petrolicious
"Joe has figured out how to create a book with 325 photos of essentially the same car and still make it interesting ... it's difficult to imagine what further information on the car might fill the pages - as good a reason as any to pick up Joe's book and fill in that empty slot in your Ferrari bookshelf." - Veloce Today
About the Author
Joe Sackey has been a Ferrari and Lamborghini owner and enthusiast for over 20 years. His previous work includes The Lamborghini Miura Bible and he writes regularly at club and magazine levels. Joe operates as an international Ferrari Supercar Specialist, and has owned many classic cars including Lamborghini Miuras, Countach variants, Ferrari F40s and 288 GTOs, giving him a wealth of knowledge and experience. He organised the first-ever Miura Reunion in Monterey, California in 2000, and also facilitated the sale of the first million dollar Lamborghini, the Miura Roadster, in 2006. He organised and sponsored the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Ferrari 288 GTO, held during the famed Monterey Week in 2009. As an archivist and historian, he has become closely involved with the International Lamborghini Registry, and often lends his considerable experience to others looking to locate and restore that special car. Joe lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife Margaret, their three children, and a few old classics.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Maybe I was bound to be let down as Veloce has been teasing us with the book's possible publication for a few years. But the truth is that the only reason I can give 3 starts (it's OK) is that there is nothing else in print out there. The other publication that Tifoso Americano mentions is long out of print and in the hundreds of dollars if you can find it.
At the end of the day the 288 GTO is a great car, but the book is OK at best. Unless your a completest I wouldn't recommend it.
Yes, with this type of book I expect to read some historical and technical information, driving reports, technical specs. . . essentially the sort of thing I would expect to find in an automotive magazine. And this book has it.
But the main point of a "coffee table book" is always the illustrations, and this volume presents some of the finest automotive photography I have ever seen. A bit is reproduced from other sources, but most of the photos appear to have been taken by the author or his pro photog wife. The photography is second to none.
It seems that some of the 1-star reviewers couldn't be satisfied no matter what Mr. Sackey had done. Give a few people a chance to criticize, and they seize the opportunity to chew others' efforts up, spit them out, and stomp on them. Truly sad.