Name: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE
Year Produced: 1960-1964
Number Built: 305
Class: Sports Car
Body Type: 2-door fastback coupe
Engine: Ferrari Colombo V12
Power: 237 hp @ 7000 RPM
0-60mph: 7.5 seconds
Top Speed: 143 mph
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Length/width/height: 185 in/ 67.3 in/ 52.8 in)
Wheelbase: 102.4 in.
Base Price: US$11,500
Current Value: US$38,000,000
Some of you will be furious, others will say who cares? So what did this Californian man do that was so disrespectful to this classic Italian beauty?
Others might call him crazy, and some die-hard fans of the Italian steed might even prophesy that he his is the embodiment of pure automotive evil. However, he didn’t let the waves of popular opinion stop him from bastardizing a car from the heavens. So Joe Alessandrino had an opportunity to buy a scrapped shell of a 1963 250 GTE, he built himself a custom-from-the-ground-up Chevy-powered Joerrari.
Max Maddox of roadheadsmedia.com describes in a nutshell how Joe came up with his contraption. “(He) constructed the chassis, which sits nicely on a racing-spec coilover setup. He dropped in a Chevy DZ 302 from a 69 Z/28 Camaro, a Tremec six-speed tranny from a Viper, and a Ford 9″ rear end. Oh, and it wears a paint code from Mitsubishi.”
On the other hand, the Ferrari’s 250 platform has gain a following. Manufactured from 1953 to 1964, several variants of the model were offered, the most famous being the GTO. In fact, the most expensive car auction to date was a 1962 GTO that sold for $38,000,000.
So what do you think? Is this a no-no or is he just being creative? Watch the video and judge for yourself. For the meantime check out below the real-deal specs of the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE.