Thanks for your message. In fact I will build a 1962 car (my birth
year). Yes I know these photos, but they are not enough, espacially
concerning the interior and the engine, to help me to detail my model.
Yes I also know these photos... In fact, I'm looking at first for very
detailed interior and engine, with wire, hydraulics, brakes, etc...
Very hard to find.
I used Google during a long time to try to find what I need, but
without success... That's the reason of my SOS...
Not an online resource, but if you're interested in the 250 GTO you ought to
find a copy of "Ferrari 250 GT Competition Cars" by Jess G. Pourret.
Strangely, no trace of an ISBN on my copy which was published by Haynes in
1987 (Haynes number F556). The original copyright is E.P.A. Paris, 1977.
If you are seriously modelling a 250 GTO, select your photographs carefully
as it seems no two cars were the same, as expected I suppose with a
competition vehicle. The above mentioned book gives the known history of
each car built, as well as views of the chassis and body during
construction. It made my GTO projects more complex than they should have
been, sometimes you can have too much information....
Thank you for your message. Yes, I ordered this book on amazon, and I
hope to get it very fast.
Effectively, each one of the 39 GTO produced was completely handly
made, and thus every car looks like the others but is different from
it. They are often details, but important details.
Is your own model finished ? What kit did you use ?
My own project GTOs were built about 15 years ago. I built several using the
Protar kit, which was a little bit heavy in some areas, but looked most like
a GTO to my eye - really nice wire wheels too. The Italeri kits came out
towards the end of my Ferrari building phase, but they look very delicate so
maybe an improvement on Protar. Is that Italeri 250 SWB kit still so hard to
Is till have a half built Gunze lit (with engine) back at my parents house,
I remember some of the engine parts being poorly finished, particularly the
turned pieces. There was always something a little bit fat looking about it,
but I can't put my finger on exactly what was wrong.
The biggets problem I had was finding good images of the RHD cars, as a
result I never completed the Innes Irelanc car I really wanted on the shelf.
I don't have any of the completed cars any more, but there are still plenty
of part completed GTOs in the loft - maybe I should start again?