Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ferrari 330 GTO

With just three Ferrari 330 LMBs ever built, using a four-litre V12 found in the 1962 Le Mans-winning 330 TRI, it is both rarer and more technologically advanced than the hallowed GTO.

Featured are a Tipo 163/566 3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine, 6 twin-choke Weber carburetors, 400 bhp @ 7,500 rpm, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, and anti-roll bar, and telescopic shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and telescopic shock absorbers.
To accommodate the larger engine, the chassis was slightly lengthened compared to the three litre 250 GTO. Ferrari built only 39 250 GTOs (33 of the “normal” cars, three with the four-litre 330 engine sometimes called the “330 GTO” and three “Type 64″ cars, with revised bodywork.

The Ferrari 250 GTO has been established as the most desirable and valuable Ferrari of them all. All examples have been accounted for, so there are no barn finds waiting, and they rarely change hands. On the rare occasion that one does sell, it’s usually done privately, meaning that 250 GTO ownership puts you into one of the most exclusive groups in the world.
It was 2014 when the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO made for Sir Stirling Moss fetched $38.1 million at the Bonham's Quail Auction.