Are you a handyman and do you feel true devotion to the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO? Alright then we offer you three possibilities. The first - surely the most measured if you lack space in your home - is to go to one of the charming miniature stores that offer kits with scale models. You know: glue, brushes, paints ... Hours of guaranteed fun on the kitchen table to result in a model that will soon be destroyed by your nice nephew.
The second option is to buy -for between 12.000 and 25.000 euros- a Datsun 280Z, dare to destroy this gentrified Japanese classic, body it from top to bottom trying to make it look like a 250 GTO ... And end up throwing your hands at your head after having thrown overboard a lot of money and effort in something that, by far, manages to hit the mark. Many Datsuns have suffered from this situation, and we assure you that it is not worth sacrificing the Japanese to achieve a spaghetti western poor digestion.
The third is the best, but ... Sure, it has some other problem. Specifically the price. Why? Well, because although the 'kit' recently discovered in the south of England does not have everything required to make a Ferrari 250 GTO ... It almost contains everything you need, and also carefully sent by Enzo Ferrari as part of a curious sale where the car does not it was assembled. That car that, shortly, could become the Ferrari -almost 250 GTO number 37.
If you've ever restored a classic, you've spent your good hours going from junkyard to junkyard, rummaging through junk and parts stalls at fairs and rallies. If finding original spare parts can be difficult with a more or less popular car ... Imagine when you need them for certain Maserati or Ferraris from the 60s.
Well, the finding that the auction house Coys He has done recently in England, perhaps it will satisfy the wishes of the odd restorer of height. A kind of treasure where each piece surprises even more than the previous one, with carburettors, tires, tubes, grills, dashboards…. All original, perfectly wrapped and with an approximate cost of one million pounds.
But ... Why this accumulation? The truth is that the auction house has given very little information, even hiding the name of the recently deceased collector to whom the pieces belonged. However, since the find carries the English currency ... Let's digress like Sherlock Holmes assuming that this man had a good list of spare parts for his high-end Italians. Spare parts that can fit models like the Daytona or 250 SWB going through the F40 or Maserati 250F.
But the most striking ... It was hidden in large boxes where, far from appearing loose parts, almost everything necessary to put together a fascinating 250 GTO was coming to light.
FERRARI 250 GTO IN KIT: A GAME FOR ADULTS
It's like when you were a kid and made a meccano, but at another level of course ... A level that places those who finally dare to fit the pieces at the top of classic motorsport, thanks to the fact that they will be in a position to recreate the one that was going to be the Ferrari 250 GTO with chassis # 4105GT, powered by a V12 128S you have not yet felt the touch of the air-fuel mixture.
In the find, almost all the parts necessary to make the legendary GTO have been listed, many of them still inside the original wooden boxes and covered by the papers that protected them on their departure from Maranello in the early 60s.
An exit on which there are still many obscure points since, although the authenticity of the pieces has been amply verified ... Makes you think about why "Il Commendatore" he would send one of his most beloved creatures piecemeal, unmounted, to the UK. Be that as it may ... The truth is that this Kit It could end up being the -almost 250 GTO number 37.
About the price we have no information, but taking into account that a few days ago one of these cavallinos has reached 60 million euros ... Do the math. Of course, calm because we will always have that beautiful 1:18 scale model that they sell in the modeling store. Yes, the same one that may end up being fed to your nephew's impulsive games ...
PS: As of the writing of this text, the Coys house no longer ready in your offer the lot where these pieces are included. Therefore, we dare to assume that they found a new owner in the last auction of June 30 at Blenheim Palace. Both data are unknown for reasons of logic and respectable discretion.
* We thank Sergio Calleja for breaking the news