1961 Ferrari 250 GT Fantuzzi NART Spyder

By the early ’60s, Scaglietti was at capacity building street cars for Ferrari, and so Fantuzzi, a Modena-based coachbuilder, built most of the bodies for Ferrari’s formula and sports/racing cars.
One of the exceptions was a car built to a special order

By the early ’60s, Scaglietti was at capacity building street cars for Ferrari, and so Fantuzzi, a Modena-based coachbuilder, built most of the bodies for Ferrari’s formula and sports/racing cars.
One of the exceptions was a car built to a special order from Luigi Chinetti, Ferrari’s American importer and owner of the legendary North American Racing Team (NART). Sold new as a 250 GTE in 1961, the car was repurchased by Chinetti in 1964 and sent to Fantuzzi to have a special NART spyder body installed. Shown for the first time at the San Francisco Sports Car Show in 1965, the car created a sensation. Later, the car was shown at the New York and Miami auto shows as well.

Later, in 1967-68, the engine was rebuilt to Testa Rossa specifications, a five-speed transmission was installed, and a new intake manifold with six twin-choke Weber carburetors was fitted. In addi­tion, competition belts and a roll bar were installed.

In the late ’60s, Chinetti sold the car to New Yorker Michael Stone. The next owner, in 1971, was Ohio resident Ed Osborne, who sold the car shortly afterward to its current owners, a four-way partnership. Since then, the car has raced at Lime Rock, Freeport, Sebring, Moroso, and Summit Point. Finally, the car, which retains its original undamaged coachwork, was restored to its current condition in 1992.