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Illustration for article titled Drogo Ferrari 250 GTO #3445GT / 250 GTE #2423GT
Illustration for article titled Drogo Ferrari 250 GTO #3445GT / 250 GTE #2423GT
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250 GTO

While originally built as a replacement body for a 250 GTO, this body by Drogo Carrozzeria now sits on a 250 GTE chassis.

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Drogo Ferrari 250 GTO #3445GT / 250 GTE #2423GT

This '62 250 GTO started life with a standard Scaglietti body, painted in red. It was first delivered to the Italian Luciano Conti. The same year she moved to the Scuderia Serenissima racing team owned by Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata who had been turned down by Enzo ferrari to buy 2 GTOs.

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From 1963 the car was raced by Ulf Norinder and painted blue with yellow central stripe, Norinder's swedish colors.

Being one of the most valuable cars today, it is hard to imagine that there once was a time when the 250 GTO was considered 'just an old racing car'. Modifiying and rebodying competition cars was not uncommon those days. 250 GTO #3445GT has had a very succesful racing career and the body had taken quite a few hits in the normal course of some very active racing. The original Scaglietti body was updated and repaired as needed but by the mid-60s the bodywork was pretty worn out. In 1965 Piero Drogo supplied a new body for less money and in less time than Scaglietti could have repaired the damaged one. The original body was partially recycled into the new one with the damaged bits simply being thrown away. The new body, painted dark blue, featured a much wider front grill, sleeker fastback profile, Ferrari 250LM front windscreen, larger side vents and a rear hatch. The car retained its original headlamps and door panels.

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Former UK owner Robert Lamplough used the car as a daily driver until a traffic accident in 1976. The car was restored and received a new Series 1 GTO body.

The heavily damaged Drogo body was restored and placed on a replica 250 GTE chassis, using the identity and engine of chassis #2423GT. The car is now blue again.

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