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    Automobilia
  • Lot number 
    1
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Description

SPECIFICATIONS

2,953 CC Tipo 168 SOHC V-12 Engine
256 BHP at 7,000 RPM

6 Weber 38 DCN Twin-Choke Carburetors
4-Speed Manual Gearbox

The traditional Ferrari V-12 engine was designed by Gioacchino Colombo and built in numerous iterations between 1947 and 1988. Over the decades, these engines were used in Formula 1, sports racing, and grand touring cars. One of the most successful iterations was the Colombo 250 engine, which powered the likes of the 250 TR, 250 GT SWB, and the mythical 250 GTO.

This 250 GT engine was originally fitted in a Ferrari 250 GTE and bears the numero interno 1586/62 E. Offering more power and driveability, a 250 GT engine was also easier to obtain than a four-cylinder, so this example was sourced to fit a Ferrari 500 TRC (chassis 0690MDTR), which had reportedly lost its original four-cylinder engine in Cuba in the late 1950s. Coupled to a 250 GT Lusso gearbox, the engine was uprated to partial 250 Testa Rossa specification, including uprated heads and cam covers as well as correct-style carburetors.

Rebuilt in 2017 by Neil Twyman Ltd., this engine produces 256 bhp at 7,000 rpm with 209 lbs./ft. at 5,250 rpm. Since the rebuild, the engine has seen little use, with an outing at the 2019 Goodwood Revival being the only mileage accrued. Subsequently, the 500 TRC was reunited with a correct-type four-cylinder engine and gearbox, thus creating this opportunity to acquire this 250 GT engine. Whether to be utilized in a car, or enjoyed as a piece of art, this represents a wonderful proposition for its next owner.


Gooding & Company
1517 20th Street
Santa Monica  90404  California
United States
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Gooding & Company

Phone 
+1 (310) 899-1960