Take a spin in a $43m classic Ferrari 250 GTO video

Pink Floyd drummer and car enthusiast Nick Mason talks and drives his NZ$40m Ferrari 250 GTO at Goodwood 2017.

Music and motoring combined to help celebrate 70 years of Ferrari at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

As the Italian national anthem rang out across the Goodwood estate many of the great and good Prancing Horse cars from the past years congregated to mark the occasion.

One of the best known car/owner combinations present was Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his ultra rare and ultra expensive Ferrari 250 GTO.

Ferraris old and new on show at Goodwood 2017.

Mason, who describes himself as a fanatical car enthusiast, has owned the 250 GTO for 40 years and it would have been worth much less back then than its touted NZ$43 million today.

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"I've had it so long, it's part of the family."

Ferraris took over Goodwood house and the front lawn during the three-day automotive celebration that marked the 70 years since Enzo Ferrari brought the brand to life.

With Ferrari legends, yellow flags, and live orchestra all in tow, it was a special moment for a true icon of motoring manufacturing. 

The Ferrari 250 GTO owned by Pink Floyd drummer and car enthusiast Nick Mason.
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The Ferrari 250 GTO owned by Pink Floyd drummer and car enthusiast Nick Mason.

Under the towering circle of the Bernie Ecclestone tribute Central Feature, Lord March and VIPs flanked by two cars spanning the decades - a 1947 125 S and a 2017 LaFerrari Aperta - made the perfect bookends for the marque's career. 

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The LaFerrari has already made its mark in the record books. When the final and 500th edition of the 350kmh, 950bhp hypercar sold at auction for US$7 million (NZ$9.5m), it became the most valuable 21st-century car.  

The open top Aperta version at the Festival of Speed in the Supercar Run for the first time is even rarer. Only 200 were made with an additional nine set aside for events during the marque's 70th anniversary year.

Watch a Ferrari 458 GT2 crash into hay bales on a run at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Also on show was a Ferrari 330 3/4 which is often touted as the most beautiful car in the world. The example at Goodwood is owned and driven by Brian Redman.

It wasn't all good news for Ferrari fans as a 458 GT2 had an off on its run up the hill amdn careered into hay bales ripping off body parts.

 - Stuff

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