The Ferrari was then purchased in 1965 by Italian Fabrizio Violati, who paid only 4000 dollars for the machine at the time. Violati kept the car as part of his collection for 45 years until his death in 2010. His family then sold the Ferrari to the Maranello Rosso Collezione in 2010 along with the rest of his extensive collection. The Ferrari is the first GTO to go to public auction in over a decade and it is only one of 39 known to have been built.
The auction house did not name the new owner of the vehicle.