4257GT 62
Ferrari 250 GTE, S3, RHD
Date Result Event Driver # Reference
62 - Maranello Concessionaires, GB
   
.../... - rebodied as TR replica with fiberglass body-kit produced in Arizona  
90/... - Russell Cowles of Minneapolis, MN, USA, through Robert Bodin of World Ferrari, Long Lake, MN.
Attempted to correct visual, mechanical, electrical, fuel, cosmetic and performance issues and to make the car safe and competitive for Vintage racing events. Installed a detachable roll bar, the correct carbs, intake manifold and accelerator linkage, fuel manifold and fuel lines and pump; had a correct electrical panel fabricated, obtained a set of correct instrument panel gauges, had a riveted aluminum “period style” fuel tank fabricated, installed correct gear shift tower and tweaked the suspension.
Purchased, but never installed correct engine timing chain cover and low profile oil sump.
 
92/... - engine failure  
93/... - Gregory S. Jones, Sewall's Point, FL with original engine 4257.

Note – subsequent history is unclear. It appears that various parts were used to derive two different recreations:
a) Fiberglass body and suspension from Cowles’ recreation, possibly chassis 4257, but salvaged engine from 6533GT 330 GT (1964 model)
b) Allow body on an unknown chassis, possibly with the 4257 engine and components, the 6-2 barrel Weber carb setup, timing chain cover, and sump from the Cowles’ recreation.
 
.. -  .. engine installed 6533GT 330 GT (1964 model)  
   
   
17/dec - Bonhams states "commissioned by Russell Cowles of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA"

Through fear of damaging a car worth a fortune, he gave instructions to his mechanics to recreate 'his original Ferrari TR but with the added safety components for racing'.
Russell Cowles owned
0732TR  ... 59/early -

see above Russell Cowles bought 4257GT already as a 250 TR replica 30 nearly years after he had sold 0732TR
 
17/dec/06 - Bonhams Olympia Auction
Based on lot description, the fiberglass derivative with the 6533 engine
Est. £300,000 - 400,000 €330,000 - 450,000
 

 

 

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