Gto engineering Blog

Mar 05 2012

Palm Beach To Paris

January 2012 began with a flurry of travel and activity, starting with a whistle-stop tour of America to visit clients, including two days at Cavallino, and finishing in Paris for Retromobile. Palm Beach was a most enjoyable event; it was good to see everyone who attended.

A small GTO contingent hit Retromobile to meet clients and scour the stalls for parts. We were pleased to see a car there I have a particular affinity for: three years ago, when scouting in Italy, I went to look at a 250 PF Coupe at a beautiful farmhouse set in the Italian countryside.Once done with the PF, I was beckoned into an adjacent outbuilding. Inside, amongst other treasures, was something I was starting to think I’d seen the last of in the 90’s – a genuine ‘barn find’!

The Ferrari 250 Monza (Chassis #0466) had been with this owner since the late-80’s, and had fortunately been reunited with its original engine from Brazil in 2000. The car was ripe for restoration and the owner indicated they would consider a discreet private sale. Unfortunately this did not materialise, not helped by the car’s contested chassis number. Still, I am pleased to now see the car out on public display, it has certainly created a buzz, and no doubt it will find a new home soon.

Back at base, racing, restoration, reconstruction and parts projects continue apace, promising an extremely active year for us all! Look out for more news from us soon.

Regards,

Mark