Author of automotive books Ed Heuvink and car enthusiast Yvo Alexander – who has been the owner of a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE for over twenty years – have joined forces to create this book about the 250 GTE.
The contents combine history, facts and figures, reproductions of historic documents as well as both black & white archive photos and more recent colour photos of various Ferrari 250 GTEs.
Designed by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 250 GTE was the first large-scale production, four-seater Ferrari in the early sixties with nearly one thousand examples built in four years.
In this unique book, author Ed Heuvink tells the full story starting with Enzo Ferrari at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo, the Scuderia Ferrari motorsport history in the twenties and thirties up to the 250 GTE project in the late fifties. The author describes the role of the famous Colombo three liter V12 engine in detail and the involvement of Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina in the Pininfarina design, just to name a few subjects.
Included are a large number of photos of this classic car worldwide today as well as in-dept photos of the car. Illustrated with a lot of unseen images and limited to 954 numbered copies (954 is the total number of 250 GTEs produced), the hardcover book with dust jacket includes a foreword by Luigi Chinetti Jr. son of the Ferrari importer in the United States.
The introduction is by Ferrari 250 GTE owner Yvo Alexander. It is simply a fantastic addition for the book collection of any Ferrari or sportscar enthusiast.
Pictures and illustrations: over 200 in colour and 140 in black-and-white images