"Red Hot GTO"
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s/n 5111 GT
The interior of all Ferrari GTOs was minimal, in keeping with their race car destiny. There was no carpeting, sound deadening or thermal insulation although some owners of often driven street cars did add those features. The interior of most GTOs was sprayed with a light hammer gold paint. Note the exposed tubular space frame.
The owner of the above car (s/n 3943 GT) has fitted a smaller diameter, thicker and grippier steering wheel to accomodate a vintage racing schedule for which it is better suited than the Nardi steering wheel supplied by the factory (left).
s/n 3943 GT
s/n 3729 GT
Above left: The GTO seats, as most came from the factory, in a medium blue canvas material popular with race cars at the time. Right: Owners could specify a different material, such as leather. All seats consisted of aluminum shells with steel frames bolted to the floor. There was no provision for adjustment in the seats but if a wrench was available the steering column and the clutch/brake pedals could be moved. The inch of padding in the seats was about the only concession to comfort in the entire GTO. Three point seat belts were standard.
s/n 3729 GT
s/n 5575 GT
Both weight and complexity was kept to a minimum on the series 1 (left) and series 2 (right) doors. Unlocking from the inside was via a simple cable mechanism and the sliding Perspex window system saved weight.
Ferrari GTO instruments. As with so many other details on the GTO, variations were common. s/n 4219 GT instruments (above): At the far left is the fuel level gauge; top left is water temperature; bottom left is fuel pressure; middle is 10,000 RPM tachometer; top right is oil pressure; bottom right is oil temperature and on the far right is an ammeter which appeared on only a few GTOs.
s/n 3729 GT (below): The fuel pressure and water temperature gauges exchanged positions and an ammeter was not installed. The tachometer did not have a redline but did feature a "telltale" indicator. No Ferrari GTO was equipped at the factory with a speedometer although some owners added them. These were essentially rev counters calibrated in mph as the transmission had no provision for a speedometer port.
s/n 5575 GT
The 1964 series 2 models featured an entirely different dashboard design.
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