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Ferrari 250 SWB - POA 3.0

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  • 1962
  • Saloon
  • 53,785 miles
  • Manual
  • 3.0L
  • Petrol
GREEN, £9,999,999

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One of the most notable GT racers of its time, the 1959 250 GT Berlinetta SWB used a short (2, 400 mm (94.5 in)) wheelbase for better handling. Of the 176 examples built, both steel and aluminium bodies were used in various road ("lusso") and racing trims. Engine output ranged from 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp) to 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp).At the Paris Salon of 1959 Ferrari revealed to the public the new 250 GT Berlinetta, riding on its shorter wheelbase. The lightened chassis provided the perfect foundation for the bodywork. Development of the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was handled by Giotto Bizzarrini, Carlo Chiti, and young Mauro Forghieri, the same team that later produced the 250 GTO. The combination of low weight, high power, and well-sorted suspension made it competitive. The SWB Berlinetta won Ferrari the GT class of the 1961 Constructor's Championship, as well as following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the TDF, and winning the Tour de France between 1960 and 1962. Success was had in England as well where the SWB also won the RAC Tourist Trophy races at Goodwood in 1960 and 1961.The example we're offering is a steel bodied car that has the honour of being the final RHD SWB ever produced, having been completed in September of 1962 - of the 90 Road Going versions of the SWB only 11 were RHD, of these 11 only 6 were of the steel bodied persuasion. Not only was this RHD car delivered new to the USA, but it was the only SWB ever produced that wasn'...More
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