We are pleased to offer an amazing selection of original and well documented parts that came from the Luigi Chinetti NART Team inventory. In 1977 the Chinetti and NART parts inventory was sold to Will Haible in San Leando, California. In the same time period Will Haible also bought a selection of original alloy body panels and parts from Stephen Griswold’s Fabrication shop in Berkeley.
Today’s offering is the original nose from 250 GTO s/n 3387 GT, which was crashed on 14 Feb., 1964 by driver Mike Gammino while practicing for the Daytona 2000. A wheel collapsed on the banking spinning the GTO into the wall near west turn (NASCAR turn # 2). 250 GTO s/n 3387 was sent back to Vacarri in Modena (who was then the frame-builder for Ferrari’s race and street cars) for a new rear frame and rear body before returning to active racing. The original race-worn nose was left on the car.
In early 1976, 250 GTO s/n 3387 was sold to Stephen Griswold, Berkeley, who had a new body made in his restoration shop. In August of 1976 David Seielstad of Princeville, Hawaii, one of the long-term Judges of the Ferrari Class at Pebble Beach, visited Griswold’s shop. 250 GTO s/n 3387 was undergoing a complete restoration, David took the attached period photos in Griswold’s shop which show the original front body work in the right rear corner of the shop leaning against the wall. The not-yet-installed new aluminum front nose was with the car and Steve Griswold showed the new nose to David Seielstad. Steve Griswold also confirmed the new nose would be used in the rebuild. We are now offering the original front sheet metal which was removed from s/n 3387 in 1976. A great display piece for any collection or any 250 GTO owner.