Which 250 GTO is the best of the best?

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    Don't worry, I concur 100% with your comments/feelings. ;)
     
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    the diffusor at the back down is original?
     
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    The GTO has a smooth aluminium shield underneath the fuel tank to protect it from stones etc which also acts as a spoiler which aids air flow to keep the rear on the ground. An early ground effect car.
     
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    3505 or even of not really a “250”, 4561SA
     

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    Not one of the best IMO.
     
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    Ok, I've seen many of these up close, and it's not easy to pick a favorite, or "the best"...we all have our reasons & opinions, but just for a little fun here is my pick....it is the only unrestored GTO, 3647 GT.

    Full disclosure, my friend owns it, so I might be a little biased :D But it does have race history, and it's unrestored.... and still being raced!

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    Which one is this one ?

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    According to Trevor Yale Ryan,

    ''This Ferrari 250 GTO is the GT class winner at the 1963 Le Mans, bested only by a prototype Ferrari 250P, making it perhaps the most desirable example in existence.''

    Unfortunately i don't know the s/n.

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    Gorgeous. Lose the massive garish numbers and it would be perfect.
     
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    4293GT.
     
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    And which 250 Gto replica is the best?:)
    One of Favre??
     
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    There is NO best GTO replica.
     
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    Quite lovely and pure without the rear spoiler.
     
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    No one knows?
     
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    #5111 je crois
     
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    #93 miurasv, Aug 10, 2018
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    It's 4115GT.
     
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    Cheers.
     
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    #95 miurasv, Aug 10, 2018
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    Picture you posted was was taken by Andreas Birner in Paris during scrutineering of the Tour Auto, 1998. Here's another one he took.


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    I wonder how owners who possess more than one 250 GTO would answer the question. Did they buy the best GTO the first time or did the second GTO represent an upgraded specification?
     
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    ^^^
    Great question!
     
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    #98 miurasv, Aug 10, 2018
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    I've no idea really but the goal with Lord Bamford, who lives in Britain, where cars drive on the left side of the road, may have been to eventually end up with both a RHD S1 bodied GTO and a RHD S2 bodied GTO of which there is only one, having sold LHD S1 3527, LHD S2 bodied 3413 and LHD S1 3909, which he achieved with RHD S2 bodied 4399 and RHD S1 3767 when they became available.
     
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    #100 miurasv, Aug 10, 2018
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    Also I don't think any GTO is considered to have a better specification than another one, even though the S2 bodied cars were claimed at the time to be more aerodynamic, and lower with wider wheels and tyres, than the less rare but more sought after, and more recognisable as a GTO S1 version.

    Mind you, some S1 GTOs have cabin air vents in the sail panel, but does that make it an upgraded higher spec car? I don't think so.
     
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