1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 #3333GT
250 GTE 2+2 #3333GT was the catalyst for Chuck Wray’s appreciation and subsequent obsession for front-engined V12 Ferraris.
The Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 was unveiled at the 1960 Paris Motor Show. It was Ferrari’s first ever series production four-seater and proved to be a smashing success. In total they sold approximately 950 units which enabled Ferrari to fund a wide range of motorsport activities in the early 60s. Intended to attract a new wave of clientele, Pininfarina’s design of the GTE was intentionally conservative. The GTE was meant to be seen as more of a “daily driver” and thus particular care was given to more practical design elements such as visibility, ground clearance, and cabin space. It was powered by a Colombo-designed 3.0 L Tipo 128E which produced approximately 240 bhp. Production was carried out in three series, eventually ending in 1963. It was followed by the 330 America which shared the GTEs chassis but opted for a new 4.0 L Tipo 209.
This 250 GTE 2+2, #3333GT, is owned by the Wray family and is an incredibly special car for us at Grand Touring. This Ferrari was the catalyst for Chuck Wray’s appreciation and subsequent obsession for front-engined V12 Ferraris. It has been in Chuck’s life since 1972 when it was purchased by a close family friend, Tom Tomulonis. The famous sound of the Ferrari V12 immediately captivated seven year old Chuck Wray. Fast-forward to today and now we at Grand Touring, along with “a little help from our friends”, are carrying out a concours-level restoration on #3333GT.
Grand Touring is collaborating with David Carte from Classic & Sport Auto for paint and body and Brad Jenkinson of Eclectic Motor Company for body panel and chassis restoration.