There were 39 250 GTO's produced between 1962 and 1964, are considered to be on of Enzo Ferrari's greatest masterpieces. Bizzarrini had a major role in the development work. He spent many hours at wind tunnels perfecting the body of the GTO. The result was a top speed of 170 mph.
The 128F 3.0-liter Colombo V-12, used in the Test Rossa, was selected. It was an aluminum engine with magnesium cam covers, six 38 DCN Weber carburetors, and a dry sump oil system.
This combination was good enough for first and second in the GT class at the 12-Hours of Sebring. Phil Hill and Oliver Gendebien were the drivers.
The first owner of 3943GT was Pierre Noblet, who owned it from October of 1962 through 1965. It was then sold to Robert Neyret, who held the car until 1968 when he sold it to Thepenier. Thepenier was the owner of 3943GT until 1983 when he sold it to Tom Price.
In 1963 through 1964, this 250 GTO entered eight races finishing in the top five in seven of these races and finished 1st overall in two. This example has received many awards at various Concours d'Elegance showing since 1984.
Chassis number 3943GT has a very extensive race history beginning in 1962 at the Paris 1000 kms where it finished 4th overall and 4th in class. It continued to be race extensively until the close of 1967. It raced mostly in Hill climbs and endurance races. On April 6th of 1963, it was entered in the Darak 6 Hours race where it finished 1st overall. A month later it entered the Francorchamps 500 KMs race where it finished 2nd overall.By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2012