Greg Whitten graduated from the University of Virginia in mathematics in 1973. While he was busy doing his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Harvard, he set up a home computer business. It went bankrupt, but not before it got the attention of one Bill Gates.
Dr. Whitten became a Microsoft employee in 1979. He stayed with the company until 1998, becoming chief software architect in the process, and although he's always been a fan of motorsports, it was only in 1991 that he decided to buy his first Ferrari. His vintage racing career, and his collection of Ferraris, have both snowballed since his first purchase, a twin-turbo F40. Today, his garage holds a 1953 Lancia D24, the first production 1955 Austin-Healey 100S, the first production Lola Mk1, a late Lotus Elan, Prince Bira of Thailand's 1935 E.R.A. "Romulus," a trio of vintage Jaguars, and quite a few Ferraris, starting with a 458 Speciale Aperta.
Gone are the F50, the 250 LM and the 250 GT Tdf he once owned, but Whitten still has his F40, Enzo, 599 GTO, 599 SA Aperta, F12 Tdf, and pair of LaFerraris. As of now, he also has one of just 36 250 GTOs in existence, but that's about to change at Pebble Beach.
Whitten's 1962 GTO is the third ever built, and one of only four upgraded in period by Scaglietti with the more aggressive, 1964-style Series II body. Raced extensively, yet never seriously damaged, it remains one of the most original GTOs on the planet. Whitten bought it back in 2000, when GTO prices were a touch more reasonable. Now, he's done the math.
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