GTO Engineering launched the world’s first set of technical drawings of the iconic Ferrari 250 series from 1959-64, from the legendary 250 GTO race cars to the luxury GTs and sports cars of the series.
Such diagrams were not created at the time by the Ferrari factory, according to a press release from GTO Engineeringbut now a complete set of drawings showing the components of the V12-powered 250 series cars will be available in digital and printed format, available on the GTO Parts website.
“Each schematic drawing focuses on a certain area of the Ferrari 250, from brakes and suspension to engine and gearbox, and corresponds to parts manufactured or purchased by GTO Parts. team,” the press release read.
“They will be available through the GTO Parts website and a printed catalog, with a total of 33 drawings over 80 pages (if in printed format) available, with hundreds of components and corresponding part numbers listed.
GTO Parts was established in 1996 by Mark Lyon, Founder and Managing Director of GTO Engineering in Los Angeles and England, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading parts suppliers and specialists for classic and modern Ferraris. The company “manufactures bespoke, hand-built parts in its in-house machine shop, as well as engines in its dedicated workshops, such as the 250-series Colombo V12s and various other iterations of the Ferrari V12 engine”, the release notes.
While GTO Parts has offered schematics for other Ferrari series, the new set for the 250 lineage adds important research information for owners and restorers of these classic models, which are among the most valuable collector cars. in the world.
“View Complete 250 Series Schematics of Ferrari completed is a moving feeling,” Lyon said in the statement. “I remember, before we started this project, fitting the schematics of a Ferrari 330 with a pencil and trying to match the part numbers. It was a real mess, and had no meaning that to me This was back when there were parts available on the shelf in the late 80’s but the components quickly became unavailable soon after so the parts side was empty .
“Since that day, with the annotated schematic drawings of the Ferrari 330, I have wanted to be able to create our own technical drawings for the 250 series from scratch. Today, with our dedicated in-house CAD team, our modern technology, our knowledge -do in engineering and the GTO Parts business, we knew that as a Ferrari specialist we were well placed to rectify this.
“There is also a key sense of accomplishment in that each component in the schematics corresponds to a valid part number that we can sell to our customers.”
GTO Parts is preparing to open its European base this spring in Modena, Italy, offering a range of specialist Ferrari genuine and OEM parts, as well as components for other classic Italian cars.