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Watch for the upcoming video of Peter’s one-of-a-kind custom GT, the Sinthesis, soon to be on this website. Title is going to be “DIY GT”.
To be that smart and talented to build your dream, anyone that loves cars as we do are so envious, as long as there are people like this there will always be autos that will take us to a place that other people will never understand, they only see a car to gets them to point A to point B.
One of my most favorite films on here.
What is the initial music? Can’t find it.
Mr. Peter Giacobbe, thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful Ferrari, a full Chianti Classico toast. Magnificently executed and full of life, I can see it running the hills of Tuscany in my mind. In closing, thanks for your contributions to the automotive industry. Also, thank you Petrolicious for showing others dreams and giving us a little relaxation and dream time!
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:’) This is why we drive………
VERY cool! A great story and the best video yet! My kind of car guy and car!
Great article Lot’s of information to Read…Great Man Keep Posting and update to People..Thanks
A big thank you for this amazing video ! What a project , what a man , what job , what beauty ..
Some interesting background about the car 1. This project took about 10 years from conception to the current status. A dream that is truly a labor of love and dedication. 2. The background research to over 2 years and eventually produced a folder of information about 5″ thick. 3. NOS parts were procured from all over the world. Some parts were virtually not available and in the end were custom fabricated. Not a cheap effort. 4. Chassis was fabricated from period photos, scaled to proper size that is amazingly close to the original cars. 5. While every effort was made… Read more »
This particular video, with Peter Giacobbe and his “Fake” TR, hits me right in the brain stem! Though I have never been a huge fan of Ferrari, this one tells the whole story of my life. Markedly differently, but still, just the same. There are a few videos here that I have watched countless times, but this one I’ve come back to, every day since it was posted. All I can say is ….wow. No rules…just an old Hot Rod Ferrari, that he cobbled from old parts in his garage. Isn’t that what OUR life is really all about? Cooler… Read more »
thank you, thank you very much , it is the kind of cars that inspire dreams
Eh, its a replica. Lets see the real deal
It’s a real Ferrari because it is made from the same heart, same desire. I also bet every owner of a real one wishes he had this one too, because you can drive it. I’m in love.
Wow, what an incredible sound from a really really really pretty car. Incredible. Very well done.
Bravo for the film and bravo for Peter and his excellent attitude in a car world full of people that don’t drive their cars.
A couple more photos
The car has been successfully raced at Fontana Race Way in Fontana CA. and Willow Springs in SVARA and VARA. For those of you who wanted more detail, I have attached several photos which show some of the body off and engine detail plus a recent photo of racing action at Willow Springs. About a year ago we spun a main bearing which nictitated a major engine rebuild over that last year. The car is now back and running so its let the fun begin!
Thank you for sharing what is clearly your passion. The sound from that engine and the beautiful lines of the car are simply magic. I applaud you for driving the car and enjoying it versus putting it on a pedestal for worship. The fact that you built this with your own hands must be so satisfying. This story and video will be pure motivation for me to complete a long overdue project in my own garage. Thanks to you and salute.
Regarding my initial comment that Peter Giacobbi in the video was probably referring to Phil Hill rather than Graham Hill as the article above says, I still believe that to be the case. Phil Hill actually drove the 250 TR whereas I don’t believe Graham Hill ever did, or at least he was certainly not known for it, whereas Phil was, having been very successful in his career behind the wheel of Ferraris. In the 250 TR, Phil Hill actually won the 24 Hours of Le Mans (in ’58 I think) along with a co-driver whose name escapes me. However… Read more »
This thing is perfect!
It totally sums all everything that is great, exciting, delicate, brutal and skin tingling about classic cars. So evocative, heroic and romantic
Bravo Peter……that truly is a thing of beauty.
If I had the equipment I would do the same thing. My dream would be an Aston Martin DBR1.
I envy Mr. Giacobbi and wish him many happy miles with his beautifully executed 250TR. I love his story and his craftsmanship.
Bellissima!! Absolutely fantastic car, fantastic story, fantastic guy. Kudos to Peter for building this car. While I am not generally a replica fan, I would absolutely own this car in a NY minute. Great job by Petrolicious, yet again. Keep ’em coming.
I would love one of these! I would love to be able to put one of these together. I bet the experience of driving it is fabulous and not that far off driving an original. All too often the original Ferraris have been over-restored and even if they’re driven they’re inevitably have to be treated as an investment. Now the values on matching numbers cars have such OBSCENE valuations I’m not sure how I would feel driving one even if I could afford it. There should be many more recreations like this so people outside the inner circle can get… Read more »
Posted by Samir Shirazi on Sunday, July 12, 2015
I have to agree with what most have already said and that is this is one of the best videos to date. I wish I had half the talent that Mr. Giacobbi has. Great personal history as well. Also, a wonderfully done video production as well. Keep up the good work Petrolicious!
Simply fantastic! Mr. Giacobbi shows what the love that many of us have for cars. Pure emotion. Great video!
Petrolicious, a once again wonderful film with the heart and soul intact, with a wonderful engine exhaust sound track.
Peter, A dream come true for you to enjoy exactly as you dreamed it.
A wonderful toy for you to use as the originals were intended to be used. Im sure the body is left unfinished to show it to be metal work and to also stand out from the RED Ferrari crowd.
Awesome! Just the sound of this car alone gave me goose bumps. Great story, fantastic video, fabulous car, very inspiring… Grazie mille Signor Giocobbi and Petrolicious!
Bravo. It’s not a fake, it is as custom or bespoke as a car can be. Love it.
The video is masterfully done by a very talented person, Miguel de Olaso. This was a labor of love and nearly a ten year project to get the car to this point. Mr. Giacobbi is truly a talented engineer, race car driver and close personal friend. Peter’s Dream will live on. Thank you Petrolicious for a great production!
It is not a fake, it is a dream come true.
thanks for posting all this amazing videos wow such an amazing story and mr.peter is an amazing guy and an inspiration to me don’t give up there is always enough time to make your dreams come true!
Normally I am not a fan of replicas, but the saying goes “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and this takes it to another level, one man’s ode to the car he loves, built out of passion and respect, what’s not to like.
Big up Mr Giacobbi and petrolicious for bringing us another great vid.
I was already starting to think that Petrolicious might have gone astray given all these recent contributions about the usual Porsches, new cars et cetera. But this video has restored my faith, at least for now. This jewel of a car with its original body, the story of recreating a myth, the fabulous footage – all this is absolutely gorgeous. Now, please just do the same thing with a prewar car, so that I don’t need to watch your video with Brian Bent’s Oakland over and over again…
This is the best video/article you’ve ever done. Thank you!
Some guys have/buy great cars and change them upside down. Turn them into freakish machines. Here we have the story of a guy who looked at one of the best, rarest and priciest cars that exist, and decided he wanted to build one, just like it was ‘back in the day’, without changes (OK, the engine is a 4.4, but only because he couldn’t find the 3 littre).
I’m speechless. Great story, great video, great looking car with that rough unfinished look, great guy… Thanks Petrolicious!!!!!
Loved it what a cool car and story. Would love to hear more about the tech specs on that 365 engine, my second favourite sixties Ferrari is the 365GTC and reckon one would be stunning with some extra BHP.
That is so unbelievably cool and my favorite feature yet! To have the knowledge and skills to pull something like this off would be my dream. Kudos to Mr.Giocobbi and Petrolicious, nicely done. For some more Italian inspiration check out (on YouTube) the hand made miniature Ferrari 312p built by an Italian engineer.
Absolutely incredible! The heart and soul that went into this amazing machine is inspiring.
Just saw the video, this is a masterpiece.. Mr Giacobbi, you are an idol since today!;)
For me this is what Petrolicious is all about. Telling an inspirational story with beautiful composition and raw energy. What further made this video stand out for me is that it really has changed my opinion on replicas…
oh look my new favorite living person.
Great video of a great car and a truly great dream realized. Only one thing in the brief article above, I don’t think Graham Hill ever drove Ferraris, I think Giacobbi was referring to Phil Hill.
Graham Hill certainly did drive Ferraris–both GTOs and sports racers. Here he is in a 330P at Sebring in ’64:
Hi Ed, I stand corrected. I always associate Graham Hill as driving for Lotus, BRM and Brabham, whereas I associate Phil Hill for driving Ferraris (among others) when they were making some of their most iconic cars (250 TR, 250 GTO, etc.). Wouldn’t the video be referring to Phil Hill rather than Graham however, as Phil most certainly did drive the 250TR with success? Thanks.
Fantastic story and great video. Loved this one. Best one for a long time 🙂
Giacobbi sure must have a lot of great stories to tell being the developer of a car just for the fun of it!
Very wel done
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