Chassis #: 4757GT
This 250 GTO, engine number 4757GT, was originally purchased on June 5th of 1963 to Scuderia Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia. It was received just in time to run at Le Mans. The drivers at Le Mans were Fernand Tavano and Carlo Abate and the car was leading the GT category shortly after midnight when Abate lost control and crashed at White House. The car initially had an oblong bug deflector on the left side of the bonnet and from this a tunnel led to the cockpit ventilation inlet. After Le Mans the car was fitted with D-shaped scoops on top of each of the front wings, just ahead of the windscreen, to provide additional cockpit ventilation. Jacques Swaters bought the car in 1964, and almost immediately sold it to George Marquet. 1965 was the end of the 4757's competition history when it was bought by Jacques Swaters again. John Calley of the United States purchased the car in 1966 and then had numerous owners through 1987. In 1985 the FBI seized the car and held it for unknown reasons for a couple of years before being sold back to Jacques Swaters a third time.