Ferrari 250 GTO replicas are usually based on the four-seater Ferrari 250 GT/Es. But what do you do with an empty shell once they’re done with the gutting in Italy? This. You do this.
Enzo Ferrari created the GT/E by moving the V12 forward so there’s enough space for the rear seats. That meant Ferrari’s first “volume” four-seater didn’t handle quite like a 250 SWB, but still did a good enough job to be a crime fighter in Rome.
When it comes to one of the most expensive cars in the world, the Ferrari 250 GTO, the bummer is that only a few lucky bastards can own one. Here’s a list of them and a picture of the one produced for Sir Stirling Moss that he never raced.
Since many will settle for a well made GTO replica, a bunch of cheaper Ferraris get cut up and wrapped in a brand new aluminum body.
California’s Joe Allesandrino purchased the unloved shell of a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/E, only to jam a Chevy 302 in it from a 1969 Z28 linked to a Tremec six-speed from a Viper, sending the forza to the wheels through Ford’s nine-inch rear end. Oh, and he used some of Mitsubishi’s limited edition red paint to wrap up the package.
With a race suspension and all the power a
supercharged small block can give, he calls it ‘streetable’. Right!
Fact is, this is cooler than a fake GTO.
Hat tip to Max!
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