Ferrari 250 GTO (1962)
Not only one of the greatest pieces of automotive history to come out to the world, but a definitive turning point for Ferrari in every possible way.
In 1960, Bizzarrini was still working for Ferrari and had at its hands the responsibility for the 250 GTO: he cleverly went for the 3 liter V12 and the base body of the 250 GT SWB. He then began working with Scaglietti to work on the body of the Omologata.
After many fights with other engineers and old man Enzo himself, Bizzarrini was invited to leave Ferrari for good, being replaced by Mauro Forghieri who completed the project.
Ferrari 250 GTO, Targa Florio, 1962.
I spy with my little eye…
Targa Florio Storica, 1990. The colors are perfect. You got the italian red, the american blue, the british green and the yellow… well, yellow is a nice contrast.
Targa Florio, 1963.
Venturi/Zecooli’s Abarth Simca and Lualdi/Bini’s Ferrari 250 GTO.
Kalman/Andrews’ Ferrari 250 GTO
At 1963 Targa Florio.
Pontiac GTO — During the filming of Two Lane Blacktop (1971).
“Not even the rain halted shooting of Two-Lane Blacktop. In fact, Monte Hellman credits the rain for adding excitement to an otherwise slow-paced scene when the characters arrive in Boswell, Oklahoma, early in the morning to find the town asleep. Things were so organic on the set that there was no makeup artist. The actors were simply instructed to “get a tan” before shooting began.”
Check it out.
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LeMans 1962 — Ferrari 250 GTO “Breadvan” (via eknude)
I have always found the term “breadvan” very endearing for this 250 GTO. It’s one of those rare cases where something more than the traditional form follows function happens. It’s a “form follows function and LOOK! We got ourselves something new we can all adore and/or hate!”
Either that or the thought or warm bread just makes me happy. Maybe both, actually.