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1963 250 GTO Series 1 Recreation
The Ferrari GTO needs no introduction. Equally famous for its dominance in the historic racing scene as for its contemporary reputation as the ultimate classic Ferrari.When new, they were highly successful in international motor racing, winning the world sports car championship in 1962, 1963, and 1964. . Today they are among the world’s most historically significant and valuable cars and thus out of reach of most Ferrari aficionados. Hence the demand for a high quality recreation which employs genuine, in period, 250 GT Ferrari chassis, engine and running gear, married to alloy bodies of the original style and construction type.
This particular car is an outstanding example, constructed in Italy by the late Giovanni Giordanengo, of Cuneo, who is widely regarded as one of the best 250 GTO re-constructors, as well as a restorer of the original cars.The car was then entrusted to Greg Jones, of Florida, head of one of America's most respected Ferrari workshops, a regular Pebble Beach winner and himself a senior concours judge. Over the next two years he completed the project, installing engine, gearbox, suspension and all electrics, all to the most exacting standard.
As with an original GTO, this car is equipped with painted deep dish Borranis wire wheels, 6 Weber carburettors, Veglia gauges, aluminium outside fuel filler, Perspex side and rear windows, Marshal head lights, and straight through exhaust. The dash is finished in correct black crackle paint. The body is fabricated from hand beaten aluminium and accurately mounted on the Ferrari tubular chassis. Again, as per original, the V12 Ferrari 250 engine has been dry-sumped, and power is fed through a 5 speed gearbox with correct finned case. Both the fuel and oil tanks are riveted, again to GTO specifications. It is fitted with watts linkage and sits on Dunlop racing tires. The engine in this GTO Recreation has been built to 1962 GTO specs including; larger intake and exhaust valves, dry sump conversion, proper camshafts, and six Weber 38 DCN carburettors. This engine was completely rebuilt in 2007 with few miles of use since rebuild.
Granted FIA HTP papers in 2008 (Class GTS12) the car is ready for competition is in impeccable mechanical order and represents an outstanding opportunity to acquire a very high caliber recreation of a true legend.£POA