Ferrari 250 GTO art print

 
 

starting at: $ 45

Ferrari 250 GTO fine car art by Joel Clark.

Signed, limited Giclee art print on 240 gsm matt paper.

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Description

Ferrari 250 GTO is undoubtedly a masterpiece of the automotive engineering art. It is so rare, so beautiful and was so successful in the glory days of motorsports during the 60`s, so it became a legend.

Ferrari 250 GTO is nothing less than the ultimate automotive masterpiece

The story of 250 GTO is pretty interesting. When Jaguar E-Type was launched in mid-March of 1961 it caused a lot of fear in Ferrari headquarter at Maranello. The elegant, yet fast British coupe was a direct hit to Ferrari racing capabilities. At that time Ferrari 250 GT SWB was the racing workforce. The debut of E-Type suggested that the 250 GT has a pretty strong contender. This is how one of the last capable front-engined racing cars was born.

Enzo Ferrari pointed Giotto Bizzarini as a project manager for the Ferrari 250 GTO. At that time, Bizzarini had just 8 years of work experience as an engineer. He was given a 250 GT SWB chassis as a test mule and the work was started. First, Bizzarini changed the rear suspension by using coil springs over the rear suspension`s shocks. Next, he moved the V12 engine far behind the front wheels in order to achieve an optimal center of gravity. This solution was helpful in terms of aerodynamics because it significantly reduced the frontal area, hence the aerodynamic drag.

Ferrari 250 GTO Targa Florio Enzo Ferrari

Just 39 Ferrari 250 GTO were built between 1962 and 1964. 33 of them were Series I, 3 were Series II bodywork, they look similar to Ferrari 250 LM and 3 Ferrari 330 GTO specials with a larger engine. Enzo Ferrari successfully and shamelessly cheated FIA officials who wanted to check if the car was built in over 100 numbers, an obligatory rule for GT homologation. Ferrari 250 GTO racing debut was at 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962, driven by Phil Hill. He finished second, after the Ferrari prototype Testa Rossa of Bonnier and Scarfiotti. So it wasn’t surprising when Ferrari won the GT titles in 1962, 1963 and 1964. And this is just a small reason for Ferrari 250 GTO art existence.

Now you can make yours this beautiful Ferrari 250 GTO art created and issued by Joel Clark.

Joel Clark car art

His love of Motorsport, and anything-on-wheels, stretches back to childhood and growing up near to Silverstone. Joel`s father would take him to vintage race meets throughout the 80’s, resulting in his obsession with cars and bikes

Upon leaving school, Joel took a job designing and making vinyl stickers for race teams, with a Sign maker based at the circuit. This is where he learnt the skill of ‘hand-cutting’ vinyl. However Joel soon decided to go to Art College and 6 years later, left to pursue a career as a Creative in Advertising – working in some of the world’s biggest agencies.

Since leaving Advertising in 2014, he has now gone full-circle and returned to the unique skill Joel learnt back at Silverstone in 1990. Now he hands cut the vinyl to create artworks of cars. This use of vinyl gives Joel`s original pieces a totally unique finish to that of the actual car he is depicting. And when applied to helmets and body-panels, the results turn real objects into surreal pop art sculptures.

Up to date, Joel Clark is the only artist using hand cut vinyl as a medium – therefore his artworks are a truly unique and original offering. At Simply Petrol we are more than happy to share with you the art of this stunning automotive artists in the form of beautiful posters and art prints.

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Size

Medium – 16.5 x 23.4 inches | 42 x 60 cm, Small – 11.7 x 16.5 inches | 30 x 42 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

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3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Joel Clark
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