The eagerly anticipated The Book of the Ferrari 288 GTO by Joe Sackey has arrived!
This book covers the background, conception, design, production and aftermath of the iconic Ferrari 288 GTO, including the prototypes, the early production cars, the mainstream production cars in their various specification guises, and the Evolution cars planned for the aborted Group B FIA race series.
It features over 400 relevant photographs, from original production images to the cars as they are today, including the 1984 Geneva Salon where the car debuted, the first ever GTO Reunion in 1985, current salon and action images, right up to the 25th Anniversary Ferrari 288 GTO Reunion held in America in 2009. Also featured are the actual factory production approval sheets, as filed with the Italian government, in an illustrated technical drawing form, along with a chassis by chassis register of every 288 GTO built, including destroyed prototypes, production cars, and GTO Evoluziones – in fact all 284 cars ever built.
This book contains essential resources covering all aspects of the car, including archives, maintenance specialists, restoration specialists, worldwide clubs, parts sources, etc. A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated look at a unique sports car, and a must-have for Ferrari fans.
The book is available here:
Today I received your book on the GTO. In one word: awesome!! A great job, extensive research, well documented and a masterpiece for a stunning car. Well done and happy to see that you where able to use many pictures of my former GTO. You can imagine I have big regrets of selling… as much as I have not bought the Miura SV you offered me a few years ago. In future I should listen more carefully to you.
Again congratulations, and I hope one day to have the GTO and Miura bible signed by you.
I just wanted to let you know that my Book of the 288 GTO arrived last week, and I am beyond delighted with it. The amount of information and the spectacular photography make it everything I hoped it would be.
Just wanted to let you know, and to thank you for a magnificent contribution to Ferrari literature.”
Just a note of appreciation for your book on the 288 GTO. The overall car is painfully desirable, and the book honors details I wouldn’t have noticed or considered otherwise. Quite the immersion. I once called it “the most beautiful object in the universe,” now have a deluge of more supporting argument!
It’s been a pleasure to follow your work through FerrariChat, and to be part of the community of like-minded, passionate people.
– Eric Snively
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
“I received the book last week and I find it very successful, it makes good tribute to that which remains and will certainly remain the most beautiful, the most balanced, and one of more desirable Ferrari.
Congratulations again for the book.”
“Joe, I just wanted to post here, for the record, that I finally received my Book of the 288 GTO in January, and have now read it cover-to-cover. Yet I keep coming back to it – the photographs are absolutely stunning! Thanks for another fine contribution to the world of automotive literature.”
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon review By Daniel Trumbly:
“I am interested in the 288 GTO and it told me all I wanted about the car and how it is put together.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon review By Farshad T Shooshani
“The best book covering and documenting the most important Ferrari of the modern era. Joe Sackey is the perfect author for this historical book.”
Amazon by Jaime Velasco Bonilla:
“Sackey’s passion and love for the 288 GTO is evident in this incredible book. A must-have for any serious car connoisseur.”
Amazon by Bradley R. Cook “Bradley:
“I finally received this book yesterday. I was absolutely delighted!
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.”
I got my copy of your book a few weeks ago and just want to let you know- great job! I know you put a lot of energy into creating it, and it shows. Very well done.
“Great book about a great car from “Mr. 288 GTO”
This book is a strong buy!
It shows the history, the technic, the numbers,
old pictures from prototype to production car
and pics from several cars in the here and now.
It shows a lot of details which i miss in the Lewandowski book,
which is, wihout a doubt one of the greatest car books ever written
but for me Joe Sackeys book is a masterpiece, too.
You can’t and shouldn’t compare both with each other, you have to own both!
I love the 288 GTO and i don’t want to miss this book.”
After much anticipation, I finally received my copy of The Book Of The Ferrari 288 GTO. Having read it, I can say that my anticipation was well founded. It has been quite some time since a complete volume was devoted to the 288 GTO, and this one does not disappoint. Experts on the 288 GTO may have little to learn from this work; but it does a brilliant job of condensing most of the available information about these cars in a well produced and well priced volume. A great addition to the library of ANY Ferrarista.”
– Michael Call
“Excellent reference book about the 288 GTO!
Excellent book, with high quality pictures, never seen before stuff and a very useful “chassis numbers” section.
A “must have” for 288 GTO owners, and even for every Ferrari collector and enthusiast, at a very low price considering the quality of the book!
It’s an absolutely masterpiece – hope that many other Ferraristi will like it – really good job, Joe.”
– Jochen Linke
Reviews on Ferrari Chat:
“Book arrived and it is fantastic! Joe, thanks a lot for this masterpiece! It is in my personal top 3! Greetings Christian”
“What I already described, Joe – it’s an absolutely perfect masterpiece!”
“Really a super book, there is so much information, pictures and the whole layout is just so nice. Well done Joe.”
“Wow, What can I say… I always felt privileged that I had the opportunity to meet yourself and your wife, but now I can say I know the Author of the most amazing book ever…… Superb……Hope everything is great with you guys. All the Best, Paul Mason”
“I just received your excellent GTO book from Veloce! Just in time for Christmas … I know it was a long and arduous task writing the book, dealing with Ferrari, and getting it published. But, I can see that it was definitely worth all the effort. I hope it is very successful for you. Henry”
“Dear Joe, Today I received your book on the GTO. In one word: awesome!! A great job, extensive research, well documented and a masterpiece for a stunning car. Well done and happy to see that you where able to use many pictures of my former GTO. You can imagine I have big regrets of selling… as much as I have not bought the Miura SV you offered me a few years ago. In future I should listen more carefully to you. Again congratulations, and I hope one day to have the GTO and Miura Bible signed by you. Many Greetings – Paul V”
“Santa finally arrived with a copy of your 288 GTO.
Well worth the wait, your book is absolutely outstanding.
Text and pictures are superb. Hope that you sell a million copies.”
“Your 288 GTO book arrived today. I’ve only had time so far for a quick page through, but impressions are magnificent…well done Joe!”
“A 288GTO book arrived today to Spain. It’s fantastic! Thank you very much for your work ”
“It arrived last week but forgot to post it (I ordered 2). It took 1 year and 1 week since I ordered from amazon.com, but I KNOW IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT! Thank you for such a great book Joe!”