Built 24 Years Ago by Rod Jolly, Race Prep by Terry Hoyle. FIVA Passport. Driven by David Piper and Duncan Dayton at Goodwood Revival Meeting. Also Driven by Stirling Moss, Willy Green, and Many Others.
1962 Ferrari 250 64 GTO Recreation
s/n 3103GT, Engine no. 3103GT
British Racing Green with Tan Leather
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 racing one of the world’s most important automobiles without the out-of-reach price tag or uneasiness associated with enjoying such a valuable car. With the growth in value we have seen an increasing acceptance of these highly correct recreations at the world’s premier historic racing and rally events, as those collectors who retain the few original cars are forced to lean more toward investment strategy rather than on-track enjoyment.
This particular car is an outstanding example of a Series II GTO built in the early 1990s by Rod Jolly. Using a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT as a basis, this car is built up to nearly identically specifications to an original 250 GTO, and has been issued a FIVA passport as such. In Europe, the car has been actively campaigned at premier events such as the Coys Historic Festival and the Goodwood Revival Meeting where it was driven by longtime Ferrari icon David Piper and active professional racer Duncan Dayton. At other events it has been driven by modern day history racing guru Willy Green and none other than all-time racing legend Stirling Moss.
A master fabricator and restorer of both pre- and postwar sports cars, Rod Jolly has a reputation for excellence, and was a natural choice for the conversion of this car from its 250 GT base to this wonderful Series II GTO as we see it today. Completed in 1992, as an original GTO would be, this car is equipped with deep dish Borrani wire wheels, 6 Weber carburetors atop the Tipo 128/F 3.0L V12 engine, Veglia gauges, aluminum outside fuel filler, sliding plastic side windows, Marchal headlights, and exhaust pipes fitted with snaps. The dash is finished in correct black crackle paint, as are the valve covers. The engine bay features correct yellow fuel lines, FIAMM horns, Magnetti Marelli coils, and is also equipped with a fire suppression system. This GTO utilizes the power assisted brake unit from the 250 GT donor car, which works beautifully. The body is fabricated from aluminum and accurately mounted on the Ferrari tube chassis. As with a GTO, the V12 Ferrari 250 engine has been dry-sumped, and power is fed through a 5-speed Ferrari gearbox with a raised and gated shift tower. A removable diagonal roll over hoop support aids in driver protection. Both the gas and oil tanks are riveted aluminum units, per GTO specifications. It is fitted with watts linkage rear suspension, and sits on Michelin XWX tires.
Displaying good racing cosmetics, the car has a special charm to its presentation. While not entirely fresh for concours showing, ostensibly an unrestored car since its creation by Rod Jolly some 24 years ago, the minor paint wear around the opening latches, the worn driver’s seat bolster, and the stone chips on the splash areas are all worn as badges of honor, evidence of its active historic competition background.
This 64 GTO provides a wonderful experience on the open road. The engine makes outstanding power with aggressive cams and an exhaust note to die for. A reasonably short final drive ratio provides brisk acceleration, as to be expected of a racing car. The car tracks well, with predictable suspension dynamics, and has outstanding stopping ability. A run through the gears up to 7,000 rpm in each will leave the occupants thoroughly satisfied, regardless of whether or not it is at Goodwood or going across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Ferrari sports racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s are among the most desirable, beautiful, and valuable cars in existence. Dominant in racing, a pleasure to drive, and highly collectible, they are the holy grail in the collector car sphere and are now so valuable that they are rarely used, depriving the public and their owners of the joy of experiencing them. Consequently, high-quality reconfigurations using Ferrari mechanical components that faithfully recreate the construction of the original cars have garnered the interest of Ferrari enthusiasts and collectors seeking the experience of some of the most significant automobiles ever constructed without the multi-million dollar price tags.
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