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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1962 - 1963
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Pininfarina
Successor:Ferrari 330 LMB
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 14, 2011
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Chassis: 3765SA
Prepared specifically for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, chassis 3765SA is believed to be the second of two 330 GTOs built in 1962. It was driven at Le Mans by Mike Parkes and Lorenzo Bandini but was forced to retire with an overheating engine. This was the only works outing for this chassis as it was sold on to a privateer less than a month after Le Mans. In 1964 the car was returned to the factory where it was fitted with a 3-litre engine originally used in the 250 P prototype. In this guise the GTO was raced with considerably success in Italian hill climbs until 1966.

In 1967 the car was sold to the United States and passing through just two more hands, it was acquired by the current owner in 1985. Meticulously restored, he showed the car at a variety of events over the years. During the 1990s, he tracked down a correct 4-litre block and built up a Tipo 168 LM engine. Although confirming the original specification, the owner found he enjoyed the car more with the livelier three-litre V12. Today, the 250 P is back in the GTO and it is regularly used on the street. At a rare public outing, it is seen here at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where 21 GTOs celebrated the type's 50th anniversary a little early.


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