Price: $129,500


  • MakeFerrari
  • Model250 GTE Engine
  • Year1961
  • Serial #2451

We are pleased to offer an amazing selection of original and well documented parts, most of which came from the Luigi Chinetti NART Team inventory. In 1977 the Chinetti and NART race team parts inventory were sold to Will Haible in San Leando, California. In the same time period Will Haible also bought a selection of original “take-off” alloy and steel body panels parts and engines from Stephen Griswold, the Ferrari dealer for Berkeley in the 1970s and early 1980s, who, at the time, ran the premier fabrication and restoration ship in America. Will also bought a selection of parts from several of the best known repair and restoration shops in the greater San Francisco area.

Today’s offering is 1961 Ferrari 3.0 liter 250 GTE engine tipo 128E s/n 2451 with Numero Interno # 224 E. 250 GTE engine tipo 128E s/n 2451 was removed from 250 GTE s/n 2451 some time in the 1970s or 1980s and was replaced with a Ford 289 engine and drive train.

250 GTE engine tipo 128E s/n 2451 was a running and driving engine, but due for a rebuild when removed and is complete from the top down. Complete with the original air cleaner, Weber carbs, intake manifolds, carb linkage, fuel rail and both distributors with their caps and coils.

Other externals such as the headers, heat shields, starter, generator, flywheel, the clutch and pressure plate assembly, water pump, thermostatic clutch fan assembly, oil filter mount, cam chain tensioner, mechanical fuel pump and fuel lines, coolant pipes and oil filler and breather tubes are all included. The cylinder heads come with the cam covers, cams and cam gears plus the rocker arm assemblies.

250 GTE engine tipo 128E s/n 2451 was dissassembled for a rebuild and was going to be used for a 250 California Spyder replica but the project was never completed. it could be used as a core for a rebuild or as a correct period engine for a 250 SWB California spyder or an SWB Berlinetta replica, or can be as a core to build a race engine for those who want to race their 250 SWB in vintage events while preserving the original SWB engine. Priced to sell at $129.5k or best offer.

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