1963 Ferrari 250 SWB by GTO Engineering
GTE-based 250 SWB with FIA papers; built by GTO Engineering in 2010 to exacting standards; bills from DK Engineering; maintained regardless of expense; ready to go; UK Registered; the very best available
Built by the late great Mark Lyons of GTO Engineering, an exact tool room copy of the original 250 SWB Competizione. Included in the sale, the original matching numbers donor vehicle, a 1963 250 GTE Chassis No 4261 and all the remaining parts.
As many original Ferrari parts as possible were used in this build, including the engine, gearbox, rear axle, suspension, gauges, lighting, horns, Borrani wheels, steering wheel – even the ashtray and mirrors. This is not a recreation but an original Ferrari 250 which has been reincarnated!
The donor 250 GTE was imported from the States in 2010 as the history file shows including all the relevant paperwork and providence. The build by GTO took two years to complete. All fabricated parts have been produced from 3D drawings from the original cars which GTO have either worked on and/or restored. All of the original parts have been meticulously restored and upgraded by GTO and other leading marque specialist DK Engineering, as the history file again shows.
This car was No 3 of a run of 10 initial cars built by GTO and comes with a full FIA log book valid until 2025. This car has benefited from many upgrades to improve drivability, reliability and performance which are listed below:-
The engine has been upgraded to 275 spec therefore capacity has been increased to 3.3 litres.
The cylinder heads were CC’d for optimum performance and compression ratio. The valve guides have been modified to eliminate problems encountered with the original design.
DK Engineering Fast Road Cams have been fitted to improve torque, power and drivability.
The original type larger capacity 250 SWB sump has been fitted.
An electronic ignition system has been fitted to improve engine smoothness, reliability and power.
Bigger carburettors and increased inlet port sizes have been fitted to improve breathing.
The exhaust system is an exact copy of the original having the legendary SNAP tailpipes fitted.
The clutch has been uprated to cope with the hike in performance.
The original gearbox has been fitted with a GTO five speed conversion maintaining the original appearance from the exterior.
The rear axle has been rebuilt with the addition of a limited slip differential to improve traction.
GTO’s Fast Road Suspension kit was fitted, offering the best handling and ride possible.
The steering has been upgraded with EZ Adjustable Power Steering, all hidden away behind the dashboard.
The electrical system benefits from a dynalite generator to cope with modern demands and an electric cooling fan has been added for modern traffic conditions.
A discrete roll cage and 4 Point Harnesses were fitted along with regulation fire extinguisher for safety.
The car has covered some 5000 documented miles since build competing in many Ferrari Owners Club hill climb events and Classic Rallys, hence the fitment of a Brantz tripmeter and the stopwatches.
The car is presented with a full history file, new MOT and a full tool kit.
This vehicle has been meticulously maintained regardless of cost. It comes with the rather apt registration number – SWB 622, for which all the relevant paperwork is present in the history file.
The motoring press have described these cars as even better than the original cars to drive with all the sensational looks of what was described in period as the ultimate Ferrari GT car. This is most certainly true of this car! Truly a motoring icon!!
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