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Jean Guichet (born 10 August 1927 in Marseilles, France) is a French industrialist and former racing driver. He is most well known for winning the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans with co-driver Nino Vaccarella, driving a Ferrari 275 P for Scuderia Ferrari. Guichet raced sports cars and rallied from 1948 through the late 1970s. He began his racing career as a self-funded independent driver but would later drive for teams including Scuderia Ferrari, the Abarth works team, Ecurie Filipinetti, Maranello Concessionaires, and NART.[1][2][3]

Guichet is also known as the first owner of 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO chassis number 5111GT, one of only 36 produced. He successfully raced this car, including an overall win of the 1963 Tour de France with co-driver Jose Behra.[4][5] Following Guichet's sale of the car in 1965 and multiple subsequent ownership changes, this car was sold privately in September 2013 for $52,000,000 USD. This broke the then-current record for world's most expensive car.[6]


  1. ^ "Jean Guichet | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 2017-06-12. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  2. ^ Massini, Marcel (2002-10-30). "Jean Guichet: Gentleman racer, Factory driver". VeloceToday - Online Magazine for Italian Car Enthusiasts!. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ "Ferrari pioneers 1949-1965 (4) - Jean Guichet, the French gentleman". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  4. ^ "250 GTO s/n 5111GT". Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  5. ^ G., Pourret, Jess (1987). Ferrari 250GT competition cars. Sparkford: Haynes. pp. 281, 387. ISBN 0854295569. OCLC 16084828.
  6. ^ Ernst, Kurt (2013-10-03). "Ferrari 250 GTO reportedly sells for $52 million, becoming world's most expensive car". Hemmings Daily. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ludovico Scarfiotti
Lorenzo Bandini
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1964 with:
Nino Vaccarella
Succeeded by
Jochen Rindt
Masten Gregory