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19.02.2006 A very rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Spyder, which is part of the extensive collection of Frank Beard the drummer from rock group ZZ Top, will come up for auction on eBay this month

A very rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Spyder, chassis number 3919, which is part of the extensive collection of Frank Beard the drummer from rock group ZZ Top, will come up for auction on eBay this month.

ZZ Top is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable Rock and Roll bands in music history. They were always known for three key things; their lengthy beards, their music, and their cars. As avid collectors and enthusiasts, they could always be seen driving the best exotics and custom street rods. Many of their most recognizable vehicles were featured in the bandís videos.
 

FERRARI 250GTO SPYDER
FERRARI 250GTO SPYDER

Modified for Frank Beard by Greg Jones Restoration and Genaddi Design Group (formerly M&L Auto Specialists) it has a signed plaque on the firewall.

FERRARI 250GTO SPYDER

A very rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Spyder, which is part of the extensive collection of Frank Beard the drummer from rock group ZZ Top, will come up for auction on eBay this month.


Now, the public is being given the opportunity to purchase a vehicle from Frank Beardís private collection. This unique Ferrari was modified for Frank Beard by Greg Jones Restoration and Genaddi Design Group (formerly M&L Auto Specialists) and it has a signed plaque on the firewall. Frank has enjoyed owning this car since having it built in 1992, but is now offering it for sale.

The custom, aluminium body is mounted on a Ferrari 250 GTE chassis that has been shortened and heavily modified to accommodate Spyder type configuration. It has a 250 rear axle with Watts link added that was copied from an original GTO. The, 3-litre, 12-cylinder engine was converted to accommodate 6 twin-choke Webber carburettors. It also has a dry sump lubrication system, a 5-speed manual transmission, a new fuel cell mounted inside of an aluminium riveted gas tank, and original Dunlop disc brakes. The engine has just been rebuilt, as well as the Borrani wire wheels with stainless steel spokes. The car is expected to create much interest during the auction.
 

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