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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1962 - 1963
Numbers built:36 (All versions)
Designed by:Gestione Sportiva
Successor:Ferrari 250 GTO/64 Pininfarina Coupe
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 07, 2015
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Chassis 3223GT Completed late in 1961, this is the very first 250 GTO built. It was extensively tested and remained at Ferrari until the summer of 1962 when it was sold to William McKelvy of American racing team Scuderia Bear through Luigi Chinetti. After a promising debut at Bridgehampton>>>

Chassis 3387GT After a brief test at Monza, during which a rear spoiler was added to the tail for aerodynamic stability, this, the second 250 GTO, was shipped to Luigi Chinetti in the United States. Upon taking delivery, he entered it in the Sebring 12 Hours for works drivers Phil Hill and>>>

Chassis 3445GT Sold to Italian privateer racer Sergio Bettoja through Luciano Conti, this 250 GTO debuted at the Parma-Poggio hill-climb in June of 1962. It was Bettoja's only outing with the car as he sold it on to Count Volpi, who promptly fielded it at Le Mans. In April of 1963, chassis>>>

Chassis 3451GT The fifth 250 GTO built by Ferrari, chassis 3451GT was sold to Italian gentleman racer Pietro Ferraro. Together with Giorgio Scarlatti, he promptly drove his new acquisition to a class win in the Targa Florio. During the following years, it was only occasionally raced until >>>

Chassis 3505GT Finished in the ever striking Laystall colours, this was the first right-hand driver 250 GTO. Intended to be raced by part-owner Stirling Moss but due to his career-ending crash at Goodwood, he never got to drive it. Instead it was raced by Masten Gregory and Innes Ireland f>>>

Chassis 3527GT After a brief sojourn in Austria, chassis 3527GT was acquired by Lucien Bianchi from the factory in the summer of 1962. He placed seventh in the Tour de France, despite hitting a milk truck and later in the year won the Angolan Grand Prix outright. It was then sold to a Swis>>>

Sold through Colonel Ronnie Hoare's Maranello Concessionaires, this GTO was acquired by Tommy Sopwith for his racing team Equipe Endeavour. Finished in dark blue, it was raced with considerable success by Mike Parkes, who scored many class and outright victories during the 1>>>

Chassis 3607GT Italian privateer racer Ferdinando Pagliarini was the original owner of this 250 GTO. He campaigned the car in local races and hillclimbs with considerable success. Late in 1963, he sold to Ecurie Francorchamps, who only campaigned the car twice with a third in class at the >>>

Chassis 3647GT Completed in June of 1962, chassis 3647GT was destined for the British Bowmaker racing team. It was raced for the team by John Surtees, who suffered a big accident at Goodwood in August. Rebuilt, it was sold to a France-based, Russian Prince, who campaigned it at select even>>>

Chassis 3705GT Sold new to Jean Guichet, this 250 GTO was ready just in time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1962. Finished with a French racing stripe, it was driven to second overall and first in the GT class by Guichet and Pierre Noblet. After several more outings, Guichet sold 3705GT to>>>

Chassis 3729GT The great British entrant John Coombs was the original owner of this right-hand-drive 250 GTO. He campaigned the car for the likes of Roy Salvadori, Graham Hill, Mike Parkes and Jack Sears throughout the 1962 and 1963 seasons. It was then briefly raced by Viscount Eddie Port>>>

Chassis 3757GT Entered by Ecurie Francorchamps, this 250 GTO debuted with a second in class at Le Mans in the hands of 'Beurlys' and 'Elde'. It continued to be campaigned by Jacques Swaters' team well into the 1963 season, usually with Guy Hansez behind the wheel. It was later acquired by >>>

Chassis 3767GT Finished in BP racing green, this 250 GTO was originally owned and raced by David Piper. Late in 1962, he scored outright wins at the Kyalami 9 Hours and the Angolan Grand Prix. At the start of the following season, it was sold to the United States, although Piper continued >>>

French privateer racer Fernand Tavano was the original owner of this 250 GTO, which was finished in silver with a blue stripe. He raced the car mostly in French events, winning on occasion. Late in 1963, it was sold to fellow Frenchman Sylvain Garant, who would go on to race>>>

Chassis 3809GT Completed in July of 1962, chassis 3809GT was sold to Swiss gentleman racer Kalman von Czazy. An effective hillclimber, Von Czazy used the car to win at Solitude and other climbs but also rolled the car twice at the Targa Florio and the Nürburgring. In 1964, it was sold>>>

Chassis 3851GT Built in September of 1962, this 250 GTO was sold new to Jo Schlesser and Henri Oreiller. They finished second in that year's Tour de France but Oreiller was sadly involved in a fatal accident during its next outing at Montlhery. This was the only fatal crash with a 250 GTO >>>

Shown at the 1962 London Motor Show by Maranello Concessionaires, this 250 GTO was eventually bought by gentleman racer Ron Fy in 1963. He campaigned the car with great success in local events in 1963 and 1964. The subsequent owner also briefly raced the car, retiring it at >>>

Chassis 3909GT Finished in striking silver paintscheme, this 250 GTO was sold to the Switzerland-based Scuderia Filipinetti. They fielded the car for several drivers during the 1962 and 1963 seasons. The biggest success came at the 1962 Coupe de Salon at Montlhery where Edgar Berney and Je>>>

Chassis 3943GT Noted French racer Pierre Noblet bought this 250 GTO late in 1962. Finished in red with a French tricolore stripe, it was campaigend with some success by Noblet, at times partnered by Jean Guichet. In 1963, the pairing won the 6 Hours of Dakar and scored a class victory in t>>>

Entered by Luigi Chinetti's North American Racing Team, this 250 GTO was driving to outright victory at its 1000km Paris debut by Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez. It was soon after sold to the Mecom Racing Team, who fielded it for the likes of Roger Penske, Augie Pabst and Richi>>>

Chassis 4115GT The final 250 GTO built in 1962, this was also the only example sold new to Germany. The original owner was Hermann Cordes, who raced chassis 4115GT exclusively in local events during the 1963 season. A new owner did much the same in 1964 as did its third owner with rare out>>>

Chassis 4153GT Finished in silver with a French tricolore band over the centreline, this 250 GTO was first raced at Le Mans in 1963 by owner Pierre Dumay and 'Elde'. They finished second in class and fourth overall. It was subsequently sold to the Ecurie Francorchamps and the tricolore was>>>

Chassis 4219GT Chassis 4219GT was sold new to American Mamie Spears Reynolds, who was an heir to the Reynolds tobacco fortune. She entered the car for Pedro Rodriguez in the 1963 Daytona Continental, which the young Mexican promptly won. In May of 1963, it was sold to Beverly Spencer, who >>>

Chassis 4293GT Although invoiced to Scuderia San Ambreous, this GTO was not delivered to the Italian team and instead sold to Ecurie Francorchamps. The Belgian squad only raced the car for a couple of months but during this period Willy Mairesse drove it to outright victory in the Spa 500 >>>

Another 250 GTO sold new to David Piper and finished in the bright BP racing green. Piper extensively raced the car with considerable success and over the winter of 1963/64 modified it with a cut-down windscreen and a re-profiled roof. Ahead of the 1965 season, it was sold t>>>

Chassis 4757GT Completed in June of 1963, this 250 GTO was sold new to Count Volpi for his Scuderia SSS Republica di Venezia. It was entered at Le Mans for Carlo Maria Abate and Fernand Tavano. They failed to finish following an accident. Chassis 4757GT was then raced successfully by Abate>>>

Another 250 GTO sold to Count Volpi, this example was first raced by Carlo Maria Abate and Lucien Bianchi in the 1963 Tour de France. They finished an impressive second overall. The following season, it was raced by Fernand Tavano, who won several local events with car befor>>>

Chassis 5111GT The final 1962/63 specification 250 GTO produced, this example was sold new to to Jean Guichet late in 1963. Partnering with compatriot Jean Behra, the Frenchman promptly won the Tour de France outright. He also won his class at the Coupes de Salon and finished first in clas>>>

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