This absolutely gorgeous 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE has been fully restored, but with a twist; it has a 383-cubic inch Chevy small-block under the hood in place of the Columbo V12, mated to a 5-speed Tremec transmission. To make matters even more interesting, it uses a rear-end out of a 1983 Chrysler.
Purists may seethe at the sight of this Italian classic “tainted” by American muscle, but we’ve got not qualms about it. In fact, this isn’t the first 250 GTE with a small-block we’ve seen.
The owner, Gary, almost passed on the opportunity to buy it when his wife spotted it in the classifieds section of the newspaper. (This was back before people simply used the internet to find cars, you see.) At the time, he assumed it was a kit car because of its seemingly too-good-to-be-true pricing. Curiosity eventually got the best of him, though, and the rest is history.
Of course, after completing this brilliant build with a ton of help from his father, Gary needed something to haul around his new toy with. Thus, the Superhauler was created, and its just as much of an attention grabber as the GTE. The Superhauler started its life out as a firetruck, and with a little magic, it was converted into a wine-storing, Ferrari-toting masterpiece.
When your transporter is as cool as your vintage Ferrari, you know you’ve done something right. Hit play to see these two gems for yourself on Motor Trend‘s “The House of Muscle”.