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1963 Ferrari 330 GTO Recreation

Extremely Impressive 4-liter GTO Recreation Built In A No-Expense Spared Fashion. Much Mechanical Attention Exceeding $100,000.

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Exterior Color Rosso Corsa
Interior Color Blue
Engine 4.0 Litre 12 Cylinder
Transmission 5-Speed
Status Hidden
Stock FJ947

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This car remains available, but is not currently located at Fantasy Junction.

1963 Ferrari 330 GTO Recreation
s/n 6713 engine no. 5273
Rosso Corsa with Blue Interior

The Ferrari GTO needs no introduction to automotive enthusiasts. Equally famous for its dominance in the international racing scene as for its astronomical eight figure values, the GTO is perhaps the ultimate classic Ferrari. Today they are among the world’s most historically significant and valuable cars. When new, they were highly successful in international motor racing, winning the world sports car championship in 1962, 1963, and 1964. Today, the majority of GTOs have been long since acquired by sophisticated collectors and are thus out of reach for most people, even Ferrari collectors. Consequently, high quality reconfigurations carrying Ferrari chassis and serial numbers, Ferrari engines, and alloy bodies of the original style and construction type, have garnered the interest of enthusiasts seeking the experience of owning and driving one of the world’s most important automobiles without the out-of-reach price tag or uneasiness associated with enjoying such a valuable car.

This particular car is an outstanding example constructed by Terry Hoyle Engineering Ltd. in the 1990s on a 1965 330 GT 2+2 chassis. It was commissioned by a special client who owned three original GTO’s who wanted a car that he could drive without the fear of damaging an original. This car replicates not a 250 GTO, but one of the two four liter 330 GTO’s built, of which one example was right hand drive. The chassis was shortened to achieve the correct 2420mm wheelbase, and other modifications made to complete the chassis per Ferrari’s original design. The power plant is a Tipo 209 4-liter 330 engine, which would result in a robust and powerful engine that would also be visually nearly indistinguishable from the genuine article. Fitted with six Weber 40 DCN carburetors and dry sump lubrication, the engine is authentic and extremely powerful. Power is transmitted by a very rare Collotti 5-speed gearbox. An alloy body was fabricated employing the three fender vents unique to the 330 GTO, rather than the two vents employed on the 250. Built in a no-expense spared fashion, this car is extremely correct, to the point that it is virtually indistinguishable from an original.

In recent years (since 2003), the car has seen much mechanical attention at a cost exceeding $100,000, including engine, carburetor, transmission, gearbox, and differential rebuilds by Steve Tillack. The steering box and suspension have also received considerable work, and numerous miscellaneous tasks have also been performed. There is a thick binder of invoices from this recent mechanical work

The car is extremely impressive in person, being both extremely convincing and very beautiful. The shape and dimensions of the body are very accurate, as is the detailing. Like the 4-liter GTO’s, this car has three rather than two vents in the front fenders. The car has Marchal fog and headlamps, and the correct wide Borrani wire wheels. The paintwork was done to high standards when the car was constructed, and presents well with minimal blemishes.

The interior is equally correct and evocative, with Veglia instruments and no speedometer, just as the original GTO employed. The instruments work properly and the car has excellent oil pressure. The upholstery of the bucket seats is the correct blue color, and there is minimal other upholstery to speak of. The flooring has the period diamond pattern rubber matting, and there are also 4 point safety harnesses. The steering wheel is a Nardi wood-rimmed affair. Much money was spent on setting up the ergonomics of the seating position, and the seats and steering wheel are well-placed for high performance driving.

The engine compartment is also impressive, with dry sump oiling tank, and 12 velocity stacks without air filters. It is tidy throughout, and has been fitted with an alternator to provide superior charging system performance. The trunk is also correct, with large fuel tank and Borrani spare.

The car is a riot to drive. The car has clearly had much time invested in setting it up, and feels sorted and dialed in, in a way that usually only race cars do. The idle is lumpy, the interior is noisy, and the car is very fast. The brakes are capable and pull the car up evenly, and the clutch is a heavy duty unit with unapologetically firm take up. Everything about the car’s driving experience speaks to the single-minded and pure competition inspiration and purpose, and the car is supremely entertaining.

This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a very high caliber recreation of a true legend. Extremely accurate and capable, this car is a pleasure to drive and look at, and employs genuine Ferrari chassis and running gear. It has a nice even patina that befits its competition bent, and the level of mechanical sorting is unique. It is ideally suited to event use as an aggressive street machine or as a serious vintage racer, and comes with binder with over $100,000 in invoices from Steve Tillack.

 


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