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"250 GTO:" Drogo rebody mystery

Discussion in 'Recreations & Non-Period Rebodies' started by VisualHomage, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. VisualHomage

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    Join the club ;)
     
  2. PSk

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    So is this a period rebody or has somebody attempted to replicate a Drogo body on a GTE.

    Or some sort of combination of both :D
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  3. Lowell

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    Isn't the engine also too far forward?
     
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    The 330 GTO has a higher bonnet bulge, so this blister doesn't say anyhing either.
     
  5. michael platzer

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    Sorry but i dont get the point of that guessing-game.
    Why talk about details like wet or dry sump setup - that car does not look like a GTO in so many points. Nearly every body detail is different (what was intended by Drogo i would guess).
    Beautiful car - but not a GTO lookalike at all.
     
  6. tongascrew

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    How about this whole discussion going where it belongs!!!! tongascrew
     
  7. merstheman

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    Weren't these kinds of rebodies done in period?

    I understood Chad's thread as a challenge to find out whether this was a rebodied GTO or a rebodied 250... It was always about a Drogo body car, just the peculiarity of the GTO's dry sump powerplant vs. the road cars' wet sump engines being the deciding visual-only factor on whether this Drogo body is clothing a GTO chassis, or a 250 chassis....
     
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    Ditto. This looks nothing like a real 250 GTO. It's one of several Drogo rebodies.
     
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    Several people here not reading or understanding the original question properly.
     
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    Maybe, but the question can't be answered by the wet versus dry sump theory. I know it was meant as fun and games but in this section things get taken quite seriously. :)
     
  11. miurasv

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    How do you think it should be answered, Peter?
     
  12. bigodino

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    IMHO There's no one right answer. There are many, many visual clues that this is not a 250 GTO, including some you've pointed out, so if the answer is to be found in the technical features of this Drogo bodied chassis it's going to be quite hard to find one just from this picture. The fact that it has a larger bonnet bulge isn't conclusive either because as I posted earlier the (genuine) 330 GTO also has a larger bulge than the regular 250 GTO, yet is very similar body wise.

    I think Lowell had a better answer pointing out that the engine in a GTE is positioned farther forward compared to a GTO.

    By the way I've seen this Drogo in real life and there's no way it can be mistaken for a genuine 250 GTO.

    Best, Peter

    p.s. I'll post no more in this thread because I've got the feeling I've taken this much too seriously! :)
     
  13. miurasv

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    Thank you, Peter.
     
  14. PSk

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    So a period rebody, cool!

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  15. VisualHomage

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    Thanks everyone thus far for the afterthoughts, as they contain some interesting perspectives regardless of whether or not the poster understood/read the original premise ;) (Some of you went far afield from the point, and some posters answered questions for others within the thread). Viva Ferrari.
     
  16. velocetwo

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    I came in late, but yes this makes sense, Bizzarrini was known for moving the engine as far back and low as he possibly could.

    You can also see this in the racing version of the ASA and the 5300 strada/ Iso A3C.
     
  17. miurasv

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    Also in the Breadvan.
     
  18. GrayTA

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    While I understand the point, I guess my first thought when I read the answer was that the car could have been a 330GTO accounting for the higher engine as bigodino stated.

    Fun challenge though.....





    PDG
     
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    Everything about this car seems wrong to me. Starting with the overall proportions; they are just off the mark in many respects. The front fenders "peak" too far forward, the roof is too flat, the nose is not correct, all of the vents are completely wrong. The only thing that looks about right are the wheels.

    But, in the end, if this WAS a GTO re-body it would have been in all the Ferrari books and magazines, as the provenance of all the GTO's are now extremely well documented.
     
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    #46 merstheman, May 14, 2015
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    Sorry to revive an old thread like this, but I believe the Drogo body on the car pictured in the first post was actually comissioned for a crashed TR (0738TR) on behalf of its then owner here in Brazil. Camillo Christofaro and Paulo Cesar Newlands famously reced the car here and I happened upon this period photo:
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