Old is beautiful! | Sunday Observer

Old is beautiful!

14 February, 2021
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Many of us have hobbies which differ from one to another. Some would read books, some would play basketball or cricket, some would paint and some would collect stamps or coins as a hobby. Among all these hobbies is the collecting of Old Automobiles, or vintage cars and restoring and preserving them. As much money needs to be spent it is considered one of the most expensive hobbies.

According to theupsider.com, an Australian website, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive vintage car ever sold at an auction. It is one of the most sought-out vintage cars in history. There are only 36 1962 Ferrari 250 GTOs ever produced, which makes it a rare gem. The car has a history of various achievements, such as winning the 1964 Tour De France. It has never been crashed, which ultimately has increased its value.

Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti
Jaguar D-Type

The Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti is also in the list of extreme vintage cars. It has participated in several competitions in the 1950’s. Famous racers at that time, Peter Collins and Maurice Trintignant had raced in this magnificent car.

Another sports car in the list, the Jaguar D-Type also hails from the 50's and is still in superb running condition. It is reported that this one still races occasionally it is reported.

Even though in Sri Lanka we say that the Volkswagon beetle, the Morris Minor and the Mini cooper as vintage cars, they are not the really considered as vintage in a hobby collection. We see beetles and Mini coopers often on the roads so there are plenty of these vintage beauties around. Many old or vintage cars participate when there is a road show of vintage cars. The Classic Car Club of Ceylon is one such community which organises such demonstrations from time to time.