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Ferrari 250 GTO Video

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  1. Boxer365

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  3. Evan.Fiorentino

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    Pardon my ignorance, but are the cars with 2 vents on the fender wells instead of 3 replicas?
     
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    The Morgan is cute.
     
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  8. El Wayne

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    Series I ('62 - '63) 250 GTOs were delivered new with 2 extractor vents on each fender. A large number of them were later modified with the addition of a third vent.
     
  9. krasnavian

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    I just tripped over this thread in the dark. It was my--mistaken ?--impression that some later Series 1 GTOs were made with three vents like the GTO64s. Mine certainly had two vents as it left the factory and appeared with three when Mecom raced it. Ralph Lauren returned it to its original, if not historically memorable, two vent configuration.

    Thank you for your kind words, Boxer365. And yes, P4Replica, she is the very same Morgan.
     
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    As far as I'm aware (and I'm no expert), the only '62-'63 250 GTO to originally have three vents was 4713/GT, which was not bodied in the Series I GTO style at all, but was given a 330 LMB-style body instead.
     
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    You may well be correct. My assumption was based on the observation that some of the third vents were crudely done without the internal finishing of the original two and others seemed to be done with more care as though by the factory.
     
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    I have also seen an excellent high resolution version. The file size is 95MB and takes a while to download.

    I believe posting links here is heavily frowned on so I can't provide the location.
     
  15. robbie

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    A million years ago Steve Griswold, The Griswold Company - Berkeley, CA, was a Ferrari dealer. He printed a high quality, large poster of a disassembled GTO. The (red) body is on jack stands and all the components are carefully laid out in front of it. A studio shot .. all white background. Each component is numbered and below the picture is a listing of the parts. The Griswold logo is on the bottom. I managed to get a copy way back then and have had this framed poster over my desk ever since, and I never stop admiring the beauty of that car. Art in motion.

    Steve had a ton of Ferraris. I recall one FCA (or maybe FOC) Laguna Seca track day following the Monterey Historics. Steve had a Series II GTO and after the day was over was looking for someone to drive it back to Berkeley for him. The catch was that it was not licensed and it had straight pipes ... a police magnet if there ever was one. He had lots of volunteers anyway (yes, me too). I don't remember who, if anyone, did that "chore." One of those "if only" moments.

    I always give high marks to GTO owners who bring them out and drive them fairly aggressively even though they are irreplaceable. Just what Enzo wanted.
     
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    Just saw this now - thanks for posting it up. The 250 GTO is my all-time favorite Ferrari, so this was a great little video ;)
     
  17. Christian.Fr

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    agree with you it s the only video about infeneon last year.
    Made by Krasnavian, check in vintage section or French section.
     

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