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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Bob Zambelli, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. NürScud

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    Thank you for the clarification Steven.
     
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    Carlos Monteverde has entered a 250 GTO for the upcoming Spa Classic event (Trofeo Nastro Rosso). Anyone know which GTO? Thanks.
     
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    He bought 3851GT (ex Fabrizio Violati/Collezione Maranello Rosso).

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    It was in good hands with Fabrizio... Fast but never crashed.
     
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    #257 etienne, Apr 22, 2017
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    For what I see : badges of the Mas du Clos on the hood and the wings, wipers, leather hood fasteners, color of headlights and indicators (white / silver ?), chrome caps under the door,....

    edit : the badge on hood is not the Mas du Clos but the one of the 25th anniversary https://goo.gl/photos/aKyneqPLpBjg3UHg7
     
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    Scuderia Ferrari shield on the fenders(wings).
     
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    Great photo.

    What is it, 5 SWBs also in the shop too?
     
  12. NürScud

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    Fantastic picture! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    #262 miurasv, Oct 5, 2017
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    Is the chassis tag on 4561 SA original? The only GTO that's said not to be a real GTO but a Superamerica with a GTO body has a tag that says 330 GTO, whereas GTOs do not have tags that say GTO but GT?

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    They are all special in their own way IMO, some with extensive racing history, other less. But the mystique remains. One man best sums why the GTO was so special: Formula One World Champion and one of America's best racing driver, Phil Hill who drove, amongst others, 3387GT for a 2nd overall and 1st in class at Sebring, which was the GTO's first race if I remember well.

    Article here: http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/news/a18029/ferrari-gto-history/
     
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    More pics... Note the little fender bender that did not stop the car from winning the overall race, and also the unique roof spoiler of 5571.

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    4091 and 4399 also have the short roof with integral spoiler.
     
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    I admit having a soft spot for the 1964 bodied GTO's: they have a menacing presence that is lacking in the 62 body (which is more voluptuous). Here's one of my favourite GTO pic: 4399GT airborne at Quiddelbacher-Höhe at the 1965 Nürburgring 1000km!

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    Should have chosen another word: I meant unique as "curious" or "strange" ;-)
     
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    I agree 100 percent but not a popular opinion...

    Wonderful 1964 pictures; looks so pristine and unsullied at the beginning at least!
     
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    Well, 5571 was pristine when it arrived from the factory for Daytona, then Hill & Rodriguez went on to wreck it :)
     
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    1962 Tour de France, Clermont Ferrand stage paddock.

    From left to right (can't identify the others):
    250 GTO 3705GT, Guichet/Clement: DNF
    250 GTO 3767GT, Piper/Margulies: 4th OA
    250 GTO 3527GT, Bianchi/Dubois: 7th OA
    250 Passo Corto Competizione 2807GT, de Legeneste/Burglin: 5th OA
    250 Passo Corto Competizione 2973GT, Simon/Dupeyron: 1st OA
    250 Passo Corto Competizione 2165GT, Bourely/Bourely: DNF

    One can just imagine the total value of these cars today!

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    Any pictures of the prototype 250 GTO with the cobbled together body in aluminum? It looked very rough...
    Thank you.
     
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    Chassis 0532 (250 Boano) was used to make the 250 GTO prototype. It was supposed to have been demolished after the 1961 "great walkout". Some believe that the 1st production GTO, 3223GT, is that car because it shared many details with 0532 (no front brake cooling hoses, gas cap on the left fender, front blinkers below headlights, central hood lock...) but one can argue that those details would be there even if the 1st production GTO was made with a new chassis.

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