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1962/3 Ferrari 250 GTO series I 250 GTOPrice Upon Request

Chassis 3387 was the 2nd 250 GTO made

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Chassis 3387 was the 2nd 250 GTO made
The 1st 250 GTO to compete in a race
One of a handful of works cars used by Scuderia Ferrari for testing
Fabulous successful race history having competed in 27 races in period with 17 class podiums
Well documented history

This car was completed on March the 16th of 1962 whereupon it immediately started testing duties at Monza for Scuderia Ferrari to assist the development of the 250 GTO model. Later that month the car was delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors where as a NART entry it gained the distinction of becoming the first 250 GTO to race. It was a successful debut finishing 2nd overall and 1st in class at the 1962 Sebring 12 hours driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien.

In June of that year the car was sold to Robert "Bob" Grossman of New York who promptly entered the car in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour race in which partnered with Fireball Roberts they finished 6th overall and 1st place in the experimental 3000cc class. Bob went to compete with success in 8 further races that year and after competing in the 1963 Sebring 12 hours sold the car to one of his co-drivers from the previous season - Mike Gammino. Gammino raced the car with considerable success for the next 2 years and in it's final in 1965 the car was raced by it's previous owner Bob Grossman in the Nassau Tourist Trophy - where fittingly it won it's class.

The car had completed it's competition career with honour and was then owned by several collector owners based in the United States. One of whom was Stephen Griswold sensitively restored the car and used the quality of the restoration as a promotional showcase for his workshop's restoration skills.

3387 then sold to Mark Defriece and then onto notable Ferrari collector Dr Ron Finger. Finger displayed the car at Ferrari meetings in the USA before he decided to sell to Bernie Carl from Washington in 1997.

For the past 19 years Carl has raced, shown and toured with the GTO - including all the recent 250 GTO tours. As such the car has had visibility with the collector Ferrari community throughout it's life.

Coming out of long term ownership, the car is in perfect condition and ready for the next 250 GTO tour in 2017.

Talacrest have been involved in 8 250 GTO transactions out of the entire production series and can confirm that this is a very rare opportunity to acquire one of the most desirable cars in the world.

Reference Number 446547

as of 11/11/2016

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Overview
Car 1962/3 Ferrari 250 GTO series I 250 GTO
VIN 3387GT 
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue Blu Genziana /      Black  
Condition Pristine 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Competition: Racing Seats
Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

Original exterior color: Blu Genziana (NART Blue Metallic), white central stripe

 

Chassis type 539/62 Comp.

Engine type 168/62 Comp., internal #2222/62 E

Gearbox type 539.62 Comp., internal #1 (8x34)

 

The second 250 GTO built

Left Hand Drive

 

No front brake cooling ducts

Two fender vents

Gas filler cap on left rear fender

White blinkers below the headlights

Riveted rear spoiler

Front brake ducts added later

 

 

History - by Marcel Massini

 

March 1962 Used by the factory for the tests at Monza, driven by Lorenzo Bandini, using chalk marked test license plate “Prova MO-49”

March 16, 1962 Certificate of Origin issued

March 16, 1962 Sold to Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York, NY/USA

Registered on New York license plates “28-790”

March 24, 1962 Raced at the 11th Annual Florida Grand Prix of Endurance, Sebring 12 hours at Hendrick’s Field by Phil Hill and co-driver Olivier Gendebien, placed 2nd OA and 1st in class, race #24

Then Car returned to the factory for overhaul and preparation for Le Mans, a full width bolted rear spoiler was installed, fuel filler neck exited through the left corner of the rear screen with a plastic decal over the boot lid corner opening

June 1962 Sold by Chinetti Motors to Robert M. Grossman, resident in Nyack, NY/USA

June 23-24, 1962 Raced at the 30th Annual Le Mans 24 hours by Bob Grossman and co-driver George “Fireball” Roberts, Jr., placed 6th OA and 3rd in class, race #17, entered by Luigi Chinetti’s NART (North American Racing Team)

Then Car repainted red and fitted with a blue and white longitudinal racing stripe

September 16, 1962 Raced at the 400 km FIA race held at Bridgehampton, NY/USA, by Bob Grossman, placed 2nd OA and 1st in class, race #17

September 22, 1962 Raced at GT race in Watkins Glen, NY/USA, by Bob Grossmann, placed 7th OA and 3rd in class, race #17

December 2, 1962 Raced at the 9th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 5-lap Tourist Trophy over 2 liters in Nassau by Bob Grossman, placed 4th OA and 4th in class, race #99

December 2, 1962 Raced at the 9th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 25-lap Tourist Trophy in Nassau by Bob Grossman, placed 4th OA and 4th in class, race #99

December 7, 1962 Raced at the 9th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 5-lap Governor’s Trophy over 2 liters heat, Nassau, by Bob Grossman, placed 7th AO and 2nd in class, race #99

December 7, 1962 Raced at the 9th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 17-lap Governor’s Trophy in Nassau by Mike Gammino III, DNF, race 399

December 8, 1962 Raced at the 9th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, in the 5-lap Texas Classic race at Nassau by Bob Grossmann, placed 2nd OA, race #99

December 9, 1962 Raced at the 9th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, Nassau Trophy, by Bob Grossmann and co-driver Mike Gammino III, placed 6th OA and 2nd in class, race #99

March 23, 1963 Raced at the 12th Annual Sebring 12 hours, Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance, held at Hendricks Field, by Bob Grossman and co-drivers Charlie Hayes and Douglas Thiem, placed 18th OA and 6th in class, race #24

1963 Sold by Grossman to Geraldi and Mike Gammino III, resident in Providence, RI/USA

May 25, 1963 Raced at Pensacola, FL, heat 1, by Mike Gammino, placed 2nd OA and 2nd in class, race #23

June 30, 1963 Raced at Watkins Glen, NY, by Mike Gammino, placed 4th OA, race #23

July 21, 1963 Raced at the Pacific Raceway, event 1, by Mike Gammino, placed 4th OA

July 21, 1963 Raced at the Pacific Raceway, event 2, by Mike Gammino, placed 11th OA

September 14, 1963 Entered for the 500 km FIA race at Bridgehampton (Double 500), to be driven by Mike Gammino, but DNS on race #50

September 22, 1963 Raced at the USRRC race in Mid-Ohio by Mike Gammino, placed 8th OA

September 28, 1963 Raced at the Canadian Grand Prix GT race in Mosport by Mike Gammino, placed 11th OA, race #23

December 1, 1963 Raced in the 10th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 5- lap GT over 2-liters race, Nassau, by Mike Gammino, placed 4th OA and 1st in class, race #23

December 1, 1963 Raced in the 10th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 22- lap Tourist Trophy, Nassau, by Mike Gammino, placed 2nd OA and 1st in class, race #23

December 8, 1963 Raced in the 10th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, Nassau Trophy race, by Mike Gammino, placed 6th OA and 1st in class, race #23

February 16, 1964 Entered for the Daytona Continental 2000 kms (12 hour race) to be raced by Mike Gammino on race #37 but DNS due to an accident in practice.

According to a report in the Daytona Beach Morning Journal Gammino had "spun out before reaching the infield and hit the track retaining wall near the West Turn. The Ferrari wound up with a broken gasoline tank and shattered windshield."

Then The car was shipped back to Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena where it was repaired. Scaglietti then returned the repaired car to Gammino in USA.

June 28, 1964 Raced at Watkins Glen, NY, by Mike Gammino, DNF, race #23

July 25, 1964 Raced at the SCCA event in Lime Rock Park, NY, by Mike Gammino, placed 1st OA and 1st in class, race #23

August 2, 1964 Raced at the SCCA race at Thompson raceway by Mike Gammino, placed 1st OA and 1st in class, race #23

August 16, 1964 Raced at the SCCA race at Thompson raceway by Mike Gammino, placed 1st in class

September 7, 1964 Raced at the SCCA race at Thompson raceway by Mike Gammino, placed 4th OA and 2nd in class, race #23

November 28, 1965 Raced in the 12th Annual International Bahamas Speed Week, 25-lap Tourist Trophy at Nassau by Bob Grossmann, placed 10th OA, race #96

1968 Sold to Bernard Stayman, resident in Dayton and Mansfield, OH/USA

February 1969 Sold by Stayman to Kirk F. White, Paoli, PA/USA, price paid was US$ 5’400

1969 Sold by White to Kit Wilkes, USA, who paid US$ 11’000

1975 Sold to Stephen Griswold, of Berkeley (San Francisco), CA/USA, price paid was US$ 13’000

1976/77 Car completely restored by Stephen Griswold, one fender top and left wing was replaced, the right wing was repaired, car was repainted red, no stripe added

September 1978 Sold by Griswold to Mark De Friece, resident in Bay Ridge (Annapolis), MD/USA, who paid US$ 125’000

Then Sold by De Friece through Atlanta-based car broker Gordon Tatum to Dr. Ron Finger, resident in Savannah, GA/USA

June 21-24, 1984 Shown by Finger during the 21st Annual Ferrari Club of America National Meeting held at Stouffer’s Pine Isle Resort, Lake Lanier Island, and Road Atlanta racetrack, in Atlanta, GA/USA, entry #3

September 1997 Sold by Finger to Bernard J. Carl, resident in Washington D.C., USA, repainted NART blue metallic and fitted with white stripe Registered on Washington license plates “250 GTO”

July 23, 1998 Shown by Carl during Brandon Wang’s Ferrari 250 GTO Garden Party in the UK

April 19-24, 1999 Driven in the Tour Auto by Bernie Carl and co-driver Thomas Prousalis on race #194

July 30-August 1, 1999 Shown during the Coys International Historic Race Festival at Silverstone by Gregor Fisken, race #156

September 17-19, 1999 Driven during the Goodwood Revival in England by Emmanuele Pirro and Harley Cluxton III, race#32

April 10-15, 2000 Driven in the Tour Auto by Bernie Carl and co-driver Thomas Prousalis on race #176

January 24, 2002 Driven in the XI Cavallino Classic Tour in Palm Beach, FL, by Bernie Carl

January 24/25, 2002 Driven at the XI Cavallino Classic Track Days held at Moroso Motorsports Park in Florida by Bernie Carl

January 26, 2002 Shown at the XI Palm Beach Cavallino Classic held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL/USA, by Bernie Carl, winner of the La Coppa GTO Trophy

January 26, 2002 Shown at the XI Palm Beach Cavallino Classic held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL/USA, by Bernie Carl, winner of a Silver Award, Class 16

March 10, 2002 Shown at the 7th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elégance held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL, by Bernie Carl

June 28/29, 2002 Shown at the 15th Annual Louis Vuitton Automobiles Classiques Concours d’Elégance held at Parc de Bagatelle, Paris, by Bernie Carl, entry #90

September 9-13, 2002 Driven during the 40th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GTO Tour in France by Bernie Carl

Now registered on Washington license plates “BN 3833”

August 14-15, 2004 Driven during the 31st Annual Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca, CA/USA, by Harley Cluxton III, race #124

October 21-25, 2007 Driven in the 45th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GTO Tour in USA by Bernard Carl

August 21, 2011 Shown at the 61st Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance, Special Ferrari 250 GTO Class M-2, by Bernard Carl, maintained and prepared by Bruce Canepa

March 11, 2012 Shown at the 17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elégance held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, by Bernard Carl

July 3-7, 2012 Driven in the 50th Anniversary Ferrari 250 GTO Tour in France by Bernard Carl

Then Displayed at the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia, PA/USA

2016 Still owned by Carl

November 2016 For sale in England